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Liverpool F.C.

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Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club.[1] Liverpool have won the most English League titles with eighteen, their most recent success coming in 1990. Liverpool have won five European Cups,[2] which is an English record. Only A.C. Milan and Real Madrid have won Europe's premier club competition more times. They have also had success in the other cup competitions. Liverpool are a founding member of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs.[3]

Liverpool have played at Anfield since they were founded in 1892.[4] However, plans have been formed to start work on a new 60,000 all-seater stadium (possibly raising to 80,000 depending on planning permission) in the summer of 2010 near Stanley Park,[5] funded by the club's new American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

The club's fans have been involved in two major tragedies. At the Heysel Stadium thirty-nine Juventus F.C. fans died when a wall collapsed after crowd trouble in the 1985 European Cup Final,[6] and at Hillsborough in 1989 where ninety-six Liverpool fans lost their lives[7] due to overcrowding.[8]

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