Liverpool

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About the club

About the club
Liverpool Football Club
Season 2012/13: 
7th place
Nickname: 
The Reds
Stadium: 
Anfield, Liverpool
Capacity: 
45362
Away end: 
Anfield Road
Top scorer 12/13: 
Luis Suárez
Manager: 
Brendan Rodgers
Assistant Manager: 
Colin Pascoe
Home kit: 
Red shirts, red shorts, red socks.
Away kit: 
Dark grey shirts with a light grey collar, dark grey shorts, dark grey socks.
Honours: 
* Div One: 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1966, 1964, 1947, 1923, 1922, 1906, 1901 * FA Cup: 2006, 2001, 1992, 1989, 1986, 1974, 1965 * League Cup: 2012, 2003, 2001, 1995, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981 * European Cup/UEFA Champions League: 2005, 1984, 1981, 1978, 1977 * UEFA Cup: 2001, 1976, 1973 * UEFA Super Cup: 2005, 2001, 1977
Did you know: 
Midfielder Lucas Leiva is the youngest player to win Brazil’s Golden Ball, an accolade he received while playing for Gremio.

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Around and about Liverpool

1. Where does the name ‘Liverpool’ come from?
We cannot be certain, but it is likely that the name comes from a river near the town (which used to be called ‘pool’.) ‘Liver’ in Old English meant ‘thick’, which could be a reference to the thick mud by the river.

2. Has Liverpool always been one of England’s major cities?
Liverpool is relatively modern – its heyday was during the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries when its port was one of the busiest in the world. It is now the 6th largest city in England.

3. How has the sea affected Liverpool?
As a port, Liverpool became increasingly important for Britain’s trade with the rest of the world. Ships arrived carrying slaves, sugar, cotton and so on. Due to its trade links, Liverpool became home to Europe’s oldest Chinese community. During the 19th century, Liverpool was the main departure point for the 9 million people who emigrated from Britain to the Americas. You can visit the Albert Dock to see where this activity took place.

4. What else can visitors to Liverpool see?
Liverpool actually has more historic buildings, museums and theatres than any other provincial city in England. In other words it ranks second after London. The city was European Capital of Culture in 2008. Britain’s largest cathedral is here, as is one of the earliest concrete multi-storey buildings ever built. This is known as the Liver Building (pronounced ‘Lie-ver’), and it is one of the most recognizable sites in Liverpool.

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Task

What do you remember about Liverpool?

Read the statements about Liverpool and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

What is the area of central Liverpool around Nelson Street / Berry Street known for? Search the web to find the answer.

  • Anfield, Liverpool’s Stadium, is situated here.
  • It is the heart of one of the oldest Chinatowns in Europe.
  • Both of Liverpool’s cathedrals are here.
  • It is where the Beatles museum is.

Find out more about Liverpool from Visit Britain's Liverpool destination guide.

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Comments

YNWA..........

the memories of istanbul 2005 will still be embedded in my mind

so great...

be in hell before entering the Heaven holding the UCL trophy.....

let me know, I'll get the challenge from European giants, to become the club's youth

liverpool <3 i really love this team,i'm from algeria england is so far but i know that one day i'll see Anfield stadium :)

Hi Anfel

It looks like Liverpool will be staying at Anfield so you may get the chance!

Thanks

Jack

warm regards.
I Reofan come from Indonesia I was only 14 tahun.dan not forget I also want my parents happy because in Indonesia I was very much disappointing my parents, I pleaded with the management to take me to a big club that is liverpool.saya appointment if later I was old enough I will bring back liverpool won.
with it I want to go to liverpool, I also received a certificate from the PSSI (football unity throughout Indonesia) with this news I wanted to enter the club liverpool great, I wish I was transported to the UK, and I begged my parents to the liverpool management to make high-minded players at liverpool.
with this news I thank you.
Respected the management liverpool.

Thanks for commenting Reofan.

Jack
The Premier Skills English Team

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