Liverpool is one of the most widely supported clubs in the world, as well as one of the most valuable. Liverpool has long-standing rivalries with Manchester United and Everton. The team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964 which has been used ever since. The club’s anthem is “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
The Reds’ first two games of pre-season both fall on the same day, with Jurgen Klopp set to field the majority of his 32 fit and available players over a pair of 30-minute friendlies.To be played behind closed doors, the games will provided Klopp with an early insight into the shape of his squad after a long summer break.With Mainz and Hertha Berlin to come later in pre-season, before two Anfield clashes with Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna, there is an opportunity for Liverpool to gradually build up the intensity over the coming weeks.
Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played at Anfield since its formation. Liverpool established itself as a major force in English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s, when Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish led the club to a combined eleven League titles and four European Cups. Liverpool won two further European Cups in 2005 and 2019 under the management of Rafael Benítez and Jürgen Klopp, respectively; the latter led Liverpool to a nineteenth League title in 2020, the club’s first during the Premier League era.