Liverpool FC is a club with a rich and vibrant history, the club has won many trophies and set many records. Liverpool’s signing of Darwin Nunez might see them break their transfer record yet again, but these marks will never be broken again.
Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp has been aiming for the sky. Be it in the financial or sporting sense.
The Reds would spend the most they have ever spent on a player if Nunez succeeds in triggering the bonuses in the £85 million deal negotiated with Benfica. They have already surpassed their transfer record twice since Klopp’s arrival at the club.
Some Liverpool FC Records that may never be broken
Ian Callaghan’s 857 appearances
This is the only place to begin.
There is no way to catch Ian Callaghan, the player who has made the most appearances for Liverpool.
Eight hundred and fifty-seven appearances. Yes, you read it correctly – it is an incredible amount achieved over the course of a remarkable 19-year Reds career.
Callaghan won six league championships, two FA Cups, and two European Cups throughout his career.
Jamie Carragher (737) and Steven Gerrard (710), came in second and third, respectively. Still they finished their careers 120 and 147 appearances behind Callaghan.
Jordan Henderson, who has made 449 appearances for the club, comes closest among the current squad.
Ian Rush’s 346 goals
This is another record that will almost certainly never be surpassed.
Anfield has produced some of the game’s most prolific goal scorers. But none more so than Ian Rush, the Reds’ all-time leading scorer with 346 goals.
Rush scored with unrivaled consistency in 660 appearances over 15 seasons. And he is by far Liverpool’s all-time leading scorer, with 61 goals to Roger Hunt’s 61.
67 games in a single season in 1983/84
Liverpool played the maximum number of fixtures possible in their historic 2021/22 season. They achieved this after going all the way in both domestic cups and reaching the Champions League final.
They played a total of 63 games in all competitions, but that wasn’t a record.
In Joe Fagan’s first season, the treble-winning club of 1983/84 played a total of 67 games. They achieved this feat on their way to capturing the league title, European Cup, and League Cup.
Ray Clemence’s 16 goals conceded in 1978/79
Ray Clemence and his defense set a league record by conceding only 16 goals. And they went on their way to the title in 1978/79, the fewest ever allowed in a league season.
This astounding achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact that it occurred during a 42-game league season. This season was in which Clemence kept a league-high 28 clean sheets and only surrendered four goals at Anfield.
Never again will the Reds be able to boast such a superb defensive record.
Phil Neal’s 417 consecutive appearances
On a list of records that will astound you, Phil Neal’s 417 straight appearances is the most astounding of them all.
From October 23, 1976, to September 24, 1983, he didn’t miss a single game. He kept playing every game for over seven years.
Neal will always be remembered for his contribution to Liverpool’s triumph. But this achievement will always retain a particular place in his heart.
Champions with 7 games remaining in 2019/20
Liverpool had to wait a long time to win their first Premier League title, but they did so in style.
With good cause, the class of 2019/20 will go down in history as one of England’s finest ever football teams.
With seven games remaining, the Reds became the ‘earliest’ Premier League winners. This is a record that will almost certainly never be broken.
The 14 players used during 1965/66
During the entire 1965/66 season, Bill Shankly employed only 14 players, the fewest ever utilized in a season at Anfield.
It’s a fantastic achievement, made even more remarkable by the fact that the close-knit bunch won the First Division. And they also advanced to the European Cup Winners’ Cup final, where they were defeated by Borussia Dortmund.
It’s also something we’ll never see again, as 14 players are frequently deployed in a single game these days.
Mohamed Salah’s 44 goals in his debut season
As far as first seasons go, Mohamed Salah’s was nearly flawless.
Nobody could have predicted that the Egyptian would hit the ground running like he did in 2017/18. He scored 44 goals in all competitions during his first season with the Reds (Stats via sofascore.com).
Fernando Torres is the second-best goal scorer in debut seasons, with 33 in 2007/08.
Salah’s first campaign, on the other hand, was impressive, especially considering he isn’t a No. 9.
10 captains in 2015/16
In Klopp’s first season at Liverpool, ten different players led the team out.
At some point, the armband was worn by James Milner, Henderson, Lucas Leiva, Kolo Toure, Joe Allen, Christian Benteke, Jose Enrique, Jon Flanagan, Mamadou Sakho, and Martin Skrtel.
It’s difficult to picture this occurring again now that Klopp has nailed down his ‘leadership group,’. With Henderson and Milner flanked by the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson.
Ephraim Longworth’s 370 goalless matches
Will there ever be another guy who goes 370 games without scoring a goal for Liverpool? No, we don’t believe so!
Despite his lack of goals, Ephraim Longworth, Liverpool’s first captain, will be remembered as one of the club’s all-time greats.
He played for the club until he was 40 years old, winning back-to-back league titles in 1921/22 and 1922/23.
Joe Gomez has gone 142 games without scoring for Liverpool. But his drought will surely not go as long as Longworth’s!