08 September 2008

Overview of Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club (also well-known as the Reds) is an English professional football club that currently plays in the Premier League. It is situated in Liverpool, Merseyside. The home ground of the team is Anfield. It is a UEFA 4-star rated stadium with capacity of 45,362 all seated. Anfield is famous for its wonderful atmosphere and noise. The club want to built a new Stanley Park Stadium. They plan to open it in 2011. The capacity of the new stadium will be about 60,000.

The present co-chairmen of the club are Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Thomas O. Hicks is a Dallas businessman. His wealth is about $1.3 billion USD. George N. Gillett Jr. II is an American businessman. He is also owner of the ice hockey team Montreal Canadiens and the NASCAR auto racing team Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

The current manager is Rafael ("Rafa") Benítez Maudes. He is a former football player (Castilla, Parla, Linares). Before the Liverpool he was a manager of such teams as: Castilla Youth B (1986-1989), Real Madrid Youth B (1989-1991), Real Madrid U-19s (1991-1993), Real Madrid B (1993-1995), Valladolid (1995-1996), Osasuna (1996-1997), Extremadura (1997-1999), Tenerife (2000-2001), Valencia (2001-2004).

Benítez became the most successful Valencia CF manager in their history after just three seasons in charge. Through the history Liverpool FC have such managers as:
1892 - 1996 - W E Barclay
1896 - 1915 - Tom Watson
1920 - 1923 - David Ashworth
1923 - 1928 - Matt McQueen
1928 - 1936 - George Patterson
1936 - 1951 - George Kay
1951 - 1956 - Don Welsh
1956 - 1959 - Phil Taylor
1959 - 1974 - Bill Shankly
1974 - 1983 - Bob Paisley
1983 - 1985 - Joe Fagan
1985 - 1991 - Kenny Dalglish
1991 - 1994 - Graeme Souness
1994 - 1998 - Roy Evans
1998 - 2004 - Gerard Houllier
2004 - present
Rafael Benitez

Liverpool Football Club is the most successful club in the history of English football. It was formed in1892 by John Houlding. Through its history Liverpool won the First Division 18 times. Except this record they are the first English club that won five European Cups.

Due to the professional manager Rafael Benítez Maudes, the club won UEFA Champions League and the European Super Cup. Liverpool also a founding member of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs.

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