Some may refer to it as a clash of the titans! Two premier league teams, stadiums located a stone throw away from each other, all but acres of grass acting as a mediator between two fortresses in their own right! Bluenoses and Toffee men vs Kopites and Red men! Is there another city out there that can match the fans and rivalry between two clubs?
The “If you know your history” to “round the fields of Anfield Road” your “Z cars” to “You’ll never walk alone” there is no other city like Liverpool. Whether it will be a blue night or you’ll be painting the town red, How amazing is it to be a part of a city that is represented sporting wise by two amazing clubs that are Liverpool FC & Everton FC. Here’s a little bit of knowledge in regards to a tale of these two clubs.
Everton Football Club
Goodison Park was the first major football stadium built in England. Everton was formed in 1878 by a group of lads attending St Domingo’s Church School who played at Stanley Park. The club’s home colours are royal blue shirts with white shorts and socks. Having rapidly established a name for themselves in the city, St Domingo’s FC became Everton in November 1879.
The club have competed in the top division for a record 116 seasons missing the top division only four times since The Football League was created in 1888. Everton have won 15 major trophies: The League Championship nine times, the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Cup Winners. They are also the only club to have played over 100 seasons in the top flight of English football, the 2019–20 season is Everton’s 66th consecutive season in the top flight of English football and their 142th year in existence.
Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Club were founded in March 1892 by John Houlding, who owned the Anfield Road stadium. Everton FC were the occupants at Anfield before this date but following a disagreement with Houlding they promptly moved across Stanley Park to a new home – Goodison Park.
The club has played at Anfield since its formation and the team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964 which has been used ever since. Liverpool FC established itself as a major force in English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s. The club has won 6 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 4 UEFA Super Cups, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, and 15 FA Community Shields.