Liverpool Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, England. Liverpool play in the Premier League, and are the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. They have won a record 18 First Division titles, and seven League Cups. Liverpool have won five European Cups, which is an English record. They have also won the FA Cup seven times.
The club were founded in 1892, though they had limited success until the appointment of Bill Shankly as manager. Under Shankly, Liverpool won three League Championship titles, two FA Cups and the club's first European trophy the UEFA Cup. During the past 30 years they have been one of the most successful clubs in English and European football, winning four European Cups from between 1977 and 1984. The club experienced a lean period during the 1990s, but enjoyed a revival following the advent of the millennium winning a cup treble in 2001, and the club's fifth European Cup in 2005.
The club's traditional colours were red and white, however this was changed to all red in the 1960s. Likewise the club's crest has evolved throughout their history, with flames being added to the crest following the Hillsborough Disaster to honour the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the disaster. At the Heysel Stadium Disaster, 39 Juventus FC fans died when a wall collapsed after crowd trouble in the 1985 European Cup Final.
Liverpool have played at Anfield since their formation, although there are plans to move to a new stadium in Stanley Park, which is due to be completed by 2011. Liverpool have a large and diverse fan base, who hold a string of long-standing rivalries with several other clubs; the most notable of these is their rivalry with Manchester United, due to the success of both clubs, as well as their proximity to each other. They also have a rivalry with city neighbours Everton FC, with whom they regularly contest the Merseyside derby.