Over the course of 131 years, Liverpool Football Club has evolved beyond recognition and a look back on squads throughout the decades shows just that. Here’s a snapshot of Liverpool’s history.
There’s something unique and satisfying about vintage photographs, a snapshot in time preserved for future generations.
For football clubs, squad photos offer the perfect opportunity to enshrine a moment into history.
As you’ll see from the images below, there is some room for artistic direction.
You’ll also find there’s an apparent time for when arms crossed transitioned to hands behind the back or on the knees, a pose we’ll all remember from our school days.
Back row (directors) l-r: John Dermott, Benjamin Bailey, Sidney Cooper, Thomas C Howarth, Alexander Nisbet, H Cooper, C Gibson, HP Ellis, L Crosthwaite.
Middle row (players): John McCartney, Matt McQueen, Andrew Hannah, Billy McOwen, Duncan McLean, Douglas Dick, David Henderson, trainer F Whiteway.
Front row: Gordon, McVean, McQue, McBride, John McKenna, John Houlding (president), J Ramsay, Bradshaw, Stott, McQueen.
Back row: Ottey, Glover, McGuigan, Foster, John. Hunter, T. Hunter, Howell.
Middle row: Soulsby, Wilson, Raybould, Robertson, Perkins, Goldie, Parry, J Chapman (Trainer).
Front row: Walker, Morris, Raisbeck, Cox, Dunlop
Back row: W. Connell (Trainer), Parry, Murray, Platt, Doig, Dunlop, Wilson, C. Evans.
Middle row: Fleming, Lathom, Raisbeck, Hughes, Chorlton, Cox, Watson (Manager).
Front row: Carlin, Raybould, Parkinson.
On the ground: Goddard, Robinson, Morris, Hewitt, Garside
Back row: W. Connell (Trainer), Hewitt, Wilson, Hardy, Parry, Doig, Dunlop, Hardy.
Middle row: Robinson, Gorman, Murray, Hughes, Raisbeck, Cox, Fleming, Raybould, West
On the ground: Goddard, Latham, Carlin
Back row: Hardy, Griffiths, Parry, Blanthorne, Wilson, Saul, Bradley.
Middle row: W. Connell (Trainer), Raybould, Raisbeck, Hewitt, Hughes, Gorman, Robinson, Dunlop, ?, Doig.
Front row: Lathom, Chorlton, Carlin, Parkinson.
Back row: Goddard, Grantham, Bradley, Hewitt, E. Hughes, Lathom, Harrop.
Middle row: W. Connell (Trainer), Hardy, Robinson, Saul, Parry, Sloan, Parkinson, Rogers, Fleming (Trainer).
Front row: Allman, F. Smith, Griffin, Dunlop, Raisbeck, Goode, Hughes, Orr, West.
On the ground: Chorlton, Peake, Bowyer.
Back row: Speakman, ?, Pursell, Peake, Miller, Crawford, Ferguson
Middle row: George Patterson (Manager), Lowe, MacKinlay, J. Scott, E. Scott, Campbell, Longworth, Wadsworth, ?, W. Connell (Trainer).
Front row: Fairfoul, Goddard, Metcalf, Parkinson, Gracie, Stewart, Lacey, Bovill
On the ground: ?, ?, Dawson
Back row: Johnson, Miller, Cunningham, Penman, McKinney, Lacey.
Middle row: W. Connell (Trainer), Forshaw, Chambers, Scott, McNaughton, McNab, Matthews, George Patterson (Secretary).
Front row: David Ashworth (Manager), Sheldon, Bamber, Lucas, Longworth, MacKinlay, Bromilow, Pearson.
On the ground: Jones, Jenkinson, Lewis, Wadsworth.
Back row: Lawson, Rogers, Pratt, Chambers, Longworth.
Second row: Joe Hewitt (Trainer), Gilhespy, McDevitt, Shears, Scott, ?, Shone, Walsh, W. Connell (Trainer).
Third row: Patterson (Secretary), Chalmers, Findlay, Keetley, T. Malone, Cockburn, Johnson, Wadsworth, Forshaw, McQueen (Manager).
Front row: Brown, Parry, Rawlings, McKinlay, Hopkin, McNab, Lucas, Bromilow.
*Image courtesy of the Bromilow family
Back row: Board member, Fred Hopkin, Whitehurst, Hodgson, Wilson (Trainer), Scott, McDougall, Millar, board member.
Front row: Davidson, Edmed, Jackson, MacKinlay, Morrison
Back row: Done, Bromilow, ?, ?, Scott, Norman Leslie James, McDougall.
Second row: ?, Lucas, Murray, ?, Barton, ?, Gardner, Thompson, ?.
Third row: Wilson (Trainer), ?, Scott, Riley, Aitken, ?, Hewitt (Trainer), Longworth (Trainer).
Front row: Edmed, Hodgson, ?, Jackson, ?, Hopkin, Morrison.
Back row: Hodgson, Morrison, Steel, Scott, Riley, McPherson, Wright, Gunson.
Front row: Patterson (Secretary/Manager), Barton, Jackson, Bradshaw, McDougal, Crawford, Wilson (Trainer).
Back row: Molyneux, Wheeler, Younger, Hughes, Moran, Campbell.
Front row: Jackson, Rowley, Liddell, Evans, A’Court.
Back row: Milne, Byrne, Lawrence, Moran, Stevenson, Paisley
Front row: Bennett (Trainer), Callaghan, Hunt, St John, T.V. Williams (Chairman), Yeats, Arrowsmith, Thompson, Shankly (Manager)
Back row: Milne, Byrne, Lawrence, Yeats, Lawler, Stevenson.
Front row: Callaghan, Hunt, St John, Smith, Thompson.
Back row: Thompson, Lindsay, Clemence, Lawrence, Lawler, Ross.
Middle row: Evans, Mclaughlin, Lloyd, Toshack, Heighway, Boersma, Hall.
Front row: Graham, Hughes, Yeats, Shankly (Manager), Smith, Callaghan, Paisley
Back row: Toshack, Clemence, Lane, Lindsay, Keegan.
Middle row: Lawler, Heighway, Boersma, Lloyd, Thompson, Storton, Cormack.
Front row: Callaghan, Hughes, Shankly (Manager), Smith, Hall.
Back row: Lawler, Boersma, Lloyd, Clemence, Lane, Toshack, Kennedy, Thompson.
Front row: Hall, Lindsay, Callaghan, Smith, Shankly (Manager), Hughes, Heighway, Cormack, Keegan.
Back row: Jones, Thompson, Clemence, Hansen, Toshack.
Middle row: Fagan, Lindsay, Fairclough, Kennedy, Johnson, Neal, Moran.
Front row: Case, Callaghan, Smith, Paisley (Manager), Hughes, Heighway, McDermott.
Back row: McDonough (technical analyst), Carter (kit manager), Valero (goalkeeping coach), Leto, Agger, Itandje, Reina, Martin, Arbeloa, Babel, Price (senior physiotherapist), Salinas (Physiotherapist).
Middle row: Vales (reserve coach), Waller (doctor), Morgan (physio), Aurelio, Leiva, Kuyt, Torres, Voronin, Mascherano, Benayoun, Miller (First team coach), Waller (masseur), De Miguel (fitness coach).
Front row: Kewell, Pennant, Finnan, Alonso, Gerrard, Benitez (Manager), Carragher, Hyypia, Sissoko, Riise, Crouch.
Middle row: Power (doctor), Robinson (assistant goalkeeping coach), Krawietz (assistant manager), Mac Allister, Endo, Bradley, Bajcetic, Szoboszlai, Jones, Doak, Lijnders (assistant manager), Matos (elite development coach).
Front row: Elliott, Tsimikas, Nunez, Salah, Van Dijk, Klopp (Manager), Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Diaz, Jota, Thiago.