Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Reds
Liverpool FC was founded in 1892 by the owner of Anfield at the time, John Holding. Everton had previously been using the stadium, but they left following a dispute over rent. Three Everton players remained behind and Holding formed a new team to play at the ground. Liverpool has since won over thirty major titles, therefore becoming one of the most successful football teams in the country. The Reds have also enjoyed an incredible record in European competition. Former managers Bill Shankly, Bill Paisley and Kenny Dalglish helped to mould the dominant Liverpool teams of the past, whilst players such as Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush, Alan Hansen and John Barnes thrilled the crowds at Anfield. Liverpool remains a strong team that is particularly famous for having passionate fans and a keen sense of tradition.
Personalised Liverpool Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Liverpool Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Reds. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Liverpool Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Liverpool memorabilia collection.
Liverpool Football Book Coverage
This Liverpool Football Book opens with the club becoming Division One Champions in 1906. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Memorable stories in these Liverpool Football Books include a variety of high-scoring matches, such as the 6-0 classic against Chelsea in 1935, and fascinating reports on several First Division title wins. The Gift Books contain coverage of the successful 1923 and 1947 seasons when Liverpool emerged as champions, plus an article written about Liverpool beating Arsenal 5-0 to secure the league in 1964. There are countless other league championship wins over the next forty years, including Liverpool’s record eleventh title in 1979 and the Reds’ eighteenth triumph in 1990. Relive the big cup games, as our Gift Book features numerous League Cup victories and FA Cup titles, including the Championship double in 1986. We also incorporate European honours from 1973, 1976, 2001 (UEFA Cup), 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984, as well as the phenomenal Istanbul final of 2005. The Liverpool Football Book covers Kevin Keegan’s debut in 1971, Bill Shankly’s departure in 1974, the signing of Kenny Dalglish in 1977 and his becoming player of the year in 1983.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Liverpool’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Liverpool memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Liverpool memorabilia or looking for other Liverpool gifts, why not consider our Liverpool Calendar or Liverpool Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Reds’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Liverpool fans. Other Liverpool presents include a Framed Newspaper Reprints and special LFC Magazine Prints.
Finally – Some Famous Bill Shankly Quotes
"There are two great teams on Merseyside: Liverpool and the Liverpool Reserves."
"It's there to remind our lads who they're playing for, and to remind the opposition who they're playing against." (Shankly referring to the 'This is Anfield' plaque)
"At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques". (Shankly on boardroom meetings)
"I'm just one of the people who stands on the Kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It's a kind of marriage of people who like each other." (Shankly on the Liverpool fans)
"Take that bandage off. And what do you mean YOUR knee? It’s Liverpool’s knee" (Shankly to Tommy Smith)
"When I've got nothing better to do, I look down the league table to see how Everton are getting along" (Shankly on Everton)
"If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains." (Shankly on Everton)