Liverpool F.C. Reserves are the reserve team of Liverpool.
Liverpool Reserves play in the FA Premier Reserve League. In their division, the reserves became Champions in 2000. They competed in the Lancashire Combination from 1896 to 1911, with the exception of the 1898–99 season, in which they joined The Combination. From 1911 on they took part in the Central League until becoming inaugural members of the Premier Reserve League North in 1999. They also participate in the Liverpool Senior Cup, although in recent years the teams entered in this competition have featured an increasing number of youth players.
The team was the subject of a famous quote from legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly, who while telling a joke at the expense of local rivals Everton, declared In my time at Anfield we always said we had the two best teams on Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves. Another version of the quote has Shankly saying There's only two teams in Liverpool: Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves.