History of Liverpool F.C. (1985–present)
Liverpool are currently second in the English Premier League table. The club have won the FA Cup, League Cup, Premier League and League Cup in the last 10 years. Liverpool have also won the European Champions League in each of the last three seasons. The team have won four Premier League titles and one FA Cup title. They have also reached the FA League Final, where they were beaten by Arsenal. Liverpool reached the 1987 League Cup Final, but were beaten 3-1 by Luton Town.
About History of Liverpool F.C. (1985–present) in brief
The history of Liverpool Football Club covers the appointment of Kenny Dalglish as manager, the Hillsborough disaster, and the club’s return to European competition in 1991. Throughout this period, the club played in the top tier of English football, which in 1992 became the Premier League. The club won a unique treble of trophies in 2001, and a year later finished second to Arsenal, their highest league finish in 11 years. Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League for the fifth time in Rafael Benítez’s debut season, and he guided the club to a further FA Cup success in 2006. At the start of the 2010–11 season, Liverpool were on the verge of bankruptcy; the club was sold to New England Sports Ventures following a high court ruling. Brendan Rodgers guided the team to second in 2013–14, but board disagreements over transfers and poor team performances led to his sacking in October 2015. Jürgen Klopp has led Liverpool to a resurgence in form as they appeared in consecutive Champions League finals, winning the latter in 2019 to earn a sixth European Cup ending a seven-year trophy drought. Liverpool have won the FA Cup, League Cup, Premier League and League Cup in the last 10 years, and won the European Champions League in each of the last three seasons. Liverpool’s last Premier League title came in 2011, when they finished eighth in the 2011–12 Premier League season. Liverpool were beaten 2–1 by Arsenal in the League Cup final in 2012, their first appearance in the final since the 1950s.
Liverpool are currently second in the English Premier League table, behind Manchester City. The Reds are also in the Champions League group stage, having qualified for the final for the first time in the 2014-15 season after winning the Europa League in the 2013-14 season. The team have won four Premier League titles and one FA Cup title, the most recent of which came in the 2010-11 season. They have also reached the FA League Final, where they were beaten by Arsenal. Liverpool also won the Football League Cup twice, in 1986 and 1987. The last of these titles came in 1987–88, when the club won the league and FA Cup double in the same season for thefirst time. Liverpool reached the 1987 League Cup Final, but were beaten 3-1 by Luton Town in the third round of the competition. In the 1986 FA Cup final, Liverpool went behind to a first-half goal from Gary Lineker, but two goals from Ian Rush and a Craig Johnston goal in the second half secured a 3–1 victory. Liverpool did not suffer their second league defeat until their 29th match of the season, against Everton. In 1986, Liverpool won their first league championship, beating Manchester United 2-1 in the league final. In 1987, Liverpool finished second in Premier League behind Everton, and were knocked out of FA Cup third round. In 1988, Liverpool lost the league championship to Manchester United. In 1989, Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-0 in the FA Premier League semi-final to win the league title.