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The North West Derby between Liverpool and Manchester United has become a worldwide phenomenon with millions of people tuning in to follow each and every single battle of these fiercely-contested rivals.
The inter-city rivalry is widely considered one of the biggest in England and world. The rivalry stems from the proximity of the two cities and their contesting history as economic and industrial leaders in the region. Liverpool and Manchester United are also the two most successful football clubs in England and the number of trophies between them only fuels the rivalry. Moreover, Manchester United are also the club Liverpool have the worst record against.
On the other side, Liverpool also have Everton as one of their prominent rivals. However, the relationship between these two clubs is much more amicable. It’s rather unusual for two city rivals to have such a peaceful rivalry. The two clubs were one prior 1892 and have always had a special relationship which, ultimately, renamed the Merseyside Derby into the ‘Friendly Derby’.
The club was officially founded back in 1892. The birth of the Reds followed a dispute with and consequent segregation from Everton. Liverpool’s ties with the Goodison-based club are deeply rooted, however.
Interestingly, Liverpool’s first kit colours were much like the contemporary Everton kit. It was in 1984 that Liverpool ditched blue shirts and adopted the city’s colour of red, together with Liver Bird – a mythical creature – which later on went to become the club’s badge (1901). It was the club legend Bill Shankly who masterfully decided to change the colour scheme as he believed red was the colour of danger and power.
The 18-time league winners have had their fair share of ups and downs through history. Under the guidance of John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group, however, the club is making firm strides forward. The sixth European trophy did wonders for the club and their fan base in general. As a result, the expectations are sky high for the 2019/20 campaign.