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How This Liverpool FC Team Compares to the 1980s Glory Years 0

Posted on May 02, 2020 by Mark Boyle

Liverpool Football Club is without a doubt one of sport’s most historical establishments and the most successful football team in England, an accolade only challenged by nearby rivals Manchester United. The current success of the club on and off the field begs the question, how does this team compare to that of Liverpool’s most successful years?

LFC City Explorer is a sightseeing tour bus based in Liverpool. The bus is one of the best ways for supporters to catch the city’s best sights before it stops outside one of sport’s most iconic stadiums. In this article, LFC City Explorer walks us through how the modern Liverpool FC team compares to that of the 1980s. 

Modern Success vs 1980s Glory

When it comes to sports history, Liverpool FC is right up there with the absolute best and biggest names in the industry. The history of LFC began all the way in 1892 when the club was founded. Since then, the club has consistently played in the top fight for several decades, boasts one of the largest fanbases in the game and has an impressive trophy cabinet bursting with silverware.

The 1980s are widely regarded as the most successful period for this illustrious club. Liverpool FC dominated English and European football during these years. Under the leadership of managers such as Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool won two European Cups, two FA Cups, four League Cups and seven League Titles. The club’s trophy success and pass-and-move style of attacking football was lauded at the time and has since been described as an inspiration by some of football’s most iconic names.

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