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Liverpool F.C. was founded by John Houlding on 15 March 1892 to play at a vacated Anfield after Everton FC refused to pay the rent. The club has won eighteen First Division titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups , three UEFA/ Europa League Cups ,and five European Cups/Champions League.

The club was taken over by two Americans in February 2007, with Tom Hicks, co-founder of the US investment firm Hicks Muse, Tate and Furst, providing half the equity for George Gillett's successful bid.

From start of the 2010–11 season the club was on the verge of bankruptcy and its creditors asked the High Court to allow the sale of the club, overruling the wishes of Hicks and Gillett. John W. Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and of Fenway Sports Group, bid successfully for the club and took ownership in October 2010.

Financial Overview

Figures in £ millions

 

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2015/16

301.800

-19.800

 

 

2013/14

255.600

0.900

 

 

2007/08

159.052

10.199

56.4

369

2006/07

133.910

-21.665

57.9

335

2005/06

119.499

-5.161

57.6

313

2004/05

121.054

9.463

52.4

290

2003/04

92.576

-21.903

60.0

280

2002/03

102.504

3.641

53.1

285

2001/02

98.668

9.092

56.8

265

2000/01

82.155

0.406

59.5

268

1999/00

46.609

2.242

86.1

256

1998/99

45.265

-8.061

80.1

251

1997/98

36.366

4.139

66.3

207

1996/97

39.153

7.579

38.4

205

1995/96

27.396

-4.882

48.3

186

1994/95

19.878

-2.753

 

167

 

Average Match Attendances

Season
Ave. No. Spectators

2008/09

43610

2007/08

43530

2006/07

43561

2005/06

44344

2004/05

42585

2003/04

42705

2002/03

43243

2001/02

43343

2000/01

43699

1999/00

44074

1998/99

43321

1997/98

40628

1996/97

39777

1995/96

39553

1994/95

34176

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