15th March 1892

Football club owner, John Houlding, tries to retain Everton Football Club after an acrimonious split with fellow Everton board members. The result is that the rift is so severe and that instead of John Houlding patching up his differences with his other board members, he forms a new football club after agreeing an amicable solution with the city’s rugby club of the same name.

The name of that football club that we all know and love and one that has become one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the world is, of course, Liverpool.

John Houlding was a Lord Mayor of Liverpool who also owned the Sandon Pub on Oakfield Road, Anfield, a stone’s throw from The Kop. The pub to this day is a regular and popular pub for Liverpool fans at all times, not just match days.

The birth of Liverpool FC became the home of so many greats and Liverpool legends down the years, including:

Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher, Rafa Benitez and Luis Suarez to name just a few.

Enjoy our little trip down Memory Lane….

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