The story of Liverpool is a unique fusion of triumph and tragedy. They are English football's most successful club with 40 trophies, yet towards the end of their rule of English football came two of the game's biggest disasters at Heysel and Hillsborough. Both the good and bad have shaped the identity of a fiercely proud club.
Liverpool were formed in 1892 because of a dispute between Everton FC and John Houlding, who owned the Anfield ground on which Everton played. Houlding founded a new club, Everton Athletic, whose name soon changed to Liverpool.