Formed in 1892, Liverpool Football Club boasts a long and colourful history. Some of the greatest players in the game have served the club and the team has also been managed by some magnificent men, including Bill Shankly, Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley. During a 30-year period of dominance of the English game, the Reds won 38 trophies: 13 League championships, 5 FA Cup triumphs, 4 League Cup successes, the European Cup 4 times, the UEFA Cup twice, the League Super Cup and European Super Cup once apiece and the FA Charity Shield outright on 8 occasions. Hundreds of players have had the pleasure of wearing the famous red jersey over the years, whether it be for some length of time or even briefly as a substitute. The details of each one of them and their playing record feature here, making "Who's Who of Liverpool" a must for all Liverpool supporters old and young, and indeed for soccer historians and statisticians all over the world.
Tony Matthews is a former semi-professional footballer who played briefly in Switzerland. He is now a soccer historian and statistician, and is curator of West Bromwich Albion Football Club's museum.