Liverpool Football Club
is an English professional football
club based in Liverpool
, whose team has regularly taken part in European competitions, winning a British record total of eleven trophies since their first appearance in 1964. Qualification for English clubs is determined by the team's performance in its domestic league and cup competitions. From 1964 to 1985, Liverpool qualified for the European Cup
several times by winning the former Football League First Division
. Since 1992, qualification to the renamed UEFA Champions League has been via a top four placing in the Premier League
. Liverpool have also achieved European qualification via the FA Cup
and Football League Cup
and have played in both the former UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
and the UEFA Cup
(now called the Europa League).
Liverpool's first match in European competition was in the 1964–65 European Cup
against KR Reykjavik
of Iceland. They competed in Europe for 21 consecutive seasons until the 1985 European Cup final
, the occasion of the Heysel Stadium disaster
, following which the club was banned from UEFA
competitions for six seasons. Since being reaccepted in 1991, Liverpool has qualified for either the Champions League or the UEFA Cup in most seasons to date.
Liverpool have won the European Cup five times, another British record, most recently in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final
. As a result of that victory, Liverpool won the European Champion Clubs' Cup
trophy outright and was awarded a......