Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have the chance to add up to three new pieces of silverware during a memorable 2021-22 campaign that at one point saw the club with a chance at an unprecedented quadruple season.
The Reds topped Chelsea in two domestic finals, winning two penalty-kick shootouts to claim both the League Cup final and the FA Cup final.
The two finals between Reds and Blues ended 0-0 after extra time, each requiring kicks from the penalty spot. The Feb. 27 League Cup final shootout required the goalkeepers to take attempts, as Liverpool prevailed 11-10.
The FA Cup final on May 14 saw Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker make a stop and Konstantinos Tsimikas follow up with the winning shot as Liverpool added a second trophy, 6-5 on penalties.
Next up is the 2022 Champions League final on May 28 against Real Madrid in Saint-Denis, France. A seventh triumph on Europe’s grandest stage would give Liverpool the second most titles in the competition’s history, only behind the Madridistas (13).
As the Merseyside giants hope to clear space in the trophy cabinet once again, The Sporting News looks at how they have fared in major competitions throughout their history.
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Premier League (First Division)
- Titles: 19
- Years won: 1900–01, 1905–06, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1946–47, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981– 82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90, 2019–20
Liverpool are the second-most dominant side in English football in terms of total top-flight title wins, just one behind arch-rivals Manchester United on 20.
The Reds enjoyed an incredible run of glory through the latter half of last century, with 10 titles in 15 seasons between 1975 and 1990.
Klopp finally helped end the club’s 30-year wait for a league title in 2020 as the Reds followed up their 2019 UEFA Champions League success with a long-awaited domestic league win. That season marked the first league title won by Liverpool in the Premier League era.
English Second Division
- Titles: 4 (1893–94, 1895–96, 1904–05, 1961–62)
Despite its 19 top-flight title wins, Liverpool also spent time in the second division in previous years, with two Second Division titles either side of the start of the 20th Century.
The 1962 crown saw the club promoted to the English top flight, where the Reds have remained ever since.
- Titles: 8
- Years won: 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006, 2022
Liverpool is the joint-third most successful club in the history of the FA Cup after capturing their eighth trophy, ending a 16-year drought. The Reds beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after 120 minutes resulted in a 0-0 draw in the 2021-22 final.
The eight trophies put them on par with London sides Chelsea and Tottenham, and behind Arsenal and Manchester United.
The previous FA Cup win came in the 2006 final against West Ham – later dubbed the Steven Gerrard final – after the England star scored twice, including a brilliant long-range strike in the 90th minute to level the tie at 3-3, before Rafa Benitez’s side won on penalties.
League Cup (EFL Cup, Carabao / Carling Cup)
- Titles: 9
- Years won: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2021-22
Liverpool’s penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in the 2021-22 competition gave the Reds a ninth EFL / League Cup, overtaking Manchester City as the competition’s outright most successful club (see highlights below).
A penalty shootout win earned Liverpool’s last EFL / League Cup trophy in 2012, following a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City. Klopp did reach the 2016 final in his first season at Anfield, but Liverpool lost on spot kicks against Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
FA Community Shield (Charity Shield)
- Titles: 15
- Years won: 1964 *, 1965 *, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977 *, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986 *, 1988, 1989, 1990 *, 2001, 2006 (* = shared)
Liverpool have clinched the annual curtain raiser 15 times in its history, the third most successful club in the competition after United and Arsenal. Of course, reaching this competition requires earning a place, so that many Shields represents a seriously impressive achievement.
Klopp lost out in his only appearance in the competition in 2020 as Arsenal sealed a penalty shootout win after a 1-1 draw at Wembley.
Champions League (European Cup)
- Titles: 6 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019)
Liverpool boast the proud record of being the most dominant English club in Europe’s top continental club competition with six titles, only bettered across Europe by AC Milan with seven and Real Madrid with 13.
The club’s 2019 win in Madrid over Tottenham was Klopp’s first major title as Liverpool boss.
Europa League (UEFA Cup)
- Titles: 3 (1973, 1976, 2001)
The Reds have three triumphs in Europe’s secondary competition with their most recent win coming in 2001 after edging out Spain’s Alaves in a 5-4 thriller.
UEFA Super Cup
Titles: 4 (1977, 2001, 2005, 2019)
Liverpool have followed up European success with a subsequent Super Cup win on four separate occasions, with a 2019 final win over Chelsea on penalties the most recent, coming after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.
FIFA Club World Cup
Titles: 1 (2019)
Liverpool’s sole FIFA Club World Cup triumph came in 2019 as Roberto Firmino’s extra-time goal secured a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Flamengo in Doha.