And Then There Were Two …
How Liverpool Football Club was born in the wake of the split of Everton Football Club
Most Liverpool FC supporters will know that the club was born in 1892, when Everton Football Club “split” (how so wondrous an offspring could emerge from such a parent is a question only a Red would ask!), and that Everton FC were the first occupants of Anfield.
Local worthy John Houlding, who owned the club and the Anfield playing fields it called home, was left with a ground but no team when Everton Football Club had a row about rent (amongst other things), slung their collective hook and looked for somewhere else to play.
Houlding and his supporters amongst the Everton club membership stayed behind and decided to form their own club, to be based at Anfield. Thus Liverpool FC came in to the world, kicking and screaming, from football’s maternity unit. Houlding recruited a large number of Scots to get the new club going, hence the ‘Team of Macs’.
So let’s travel back through time to the late 1880s – a Tardis whoosh might help – and the footballing Big Bang that brought Liverpool Football Club into existence.
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