Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played its home games in Anfield since its inception. Nationally, the club has won 19 league titles, eight FA Cups, a record nine League Cups, and 16 FA community shields.
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Liverpool were the reigning European Cup champions after defeating Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 to win the 1977 European Cup final. Liverpool were also the reigning English champion, having won the English league in the 1976-77 season.
They secured a full 5-0 victory, with Arsenal's Cliff Holton scoring a hat-trick. A precedent had been set for European club football, if not for the ability of Arsenal players to succeed in it.