This is the 124th season of Liverpools existence and their 53rd consecutive appearance in English top flight football. 2015-16 is the Clubs 24th season in the English Premier League (EPL). This season, the Club will also be participating internationally in the UEFA Europa League and locally in both the Football League Cup and the FA Cup. Liverpool Football Club has won 18 titles and 5 European Cups during its 124 years of existence. It is this amazing record that ensures that Liverpool football tickets are always in great demand.
Brendan Rogers has another season at the helm as Manager. Jordan Henderson took over the Club captaincy following the departure of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at the close of last season. James Milner is the Vice-Captain. Michael Beale manages Liverpools Under 21 Team. The Under 18 Liverpool side is managed by Neil Critchely.
Early 2015-16 Season Games
Early in August, the team secured their opening English Premier League game victory against Stoke City with Philippe Countinho scoring from long range to give LVFC a one-nil victory toward the games dying minutes.
Liverpool played their second match on 18th August against Bournemouth to secure another 1-0 narrow win. This was Christian Bentekes first competitive goal for his new Club. Liverpool played on 24th August to a nil-nil draw at the Emirates with Arsenal. The Team lost their first 2015-16 Premier League game on 29 August to West Ham, getting beaten 3-0 in a game played away.
On 13 September, Liverpool travelled to Old Trafford and suffered a 3-1 loss to Manchester United. They played to a 1-1 home draw on 21st September with Norwich. As of 23rd September 2015, two players were tying as the lead scorers with two goals apiece, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings.
New 2015-16 Team Signings and Transfers
Among the new Liverpool FC signings are Mamadou Sahko, Martin Skrtel (both centre backs); Andre Wilson, a right back; left winger Sheyi Ojo; and goalkeeper Danny Ward. Players coming to Anfield through transfers include Joe Gomez, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, Adam Bogman, Nathaniel Clyne and Christian Benteke. Liverpool has spent £67,300,000 on transfers this season.
A total of 9 players left LVFC, among them being long serving Captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Brad Jones, Sebastian Coates, Iago Aspas, Javier Manguillo, Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and promising striker Raheem Sterling. A dozen players are out on loan to diverse clubs within the EPL and some to European Clubs. Among the most notable loans is Mario Balotelli who is on a season loan to Milan.
Liverpool Football Club remains a formidable team both domestically and internationally. The Club has since its formation about a century and quarter ago, managed to win more European trophies compared to all other English team, having won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups. This is a team with a formidable following both at home and globally.
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