Liverpool Trivia: 6 Facts to Test Your Knowledge
People such as me are of the opinion that progress is being made under Brendan Rodgers. There are also many who think otherwise. Thus I thought it would be a good idea to give the readers something different to help take their mind off what the Reds are doing and where they are likely to be headed in the near future.
Here is some trivia giving out interesting information about Liverpool Football Club. Each of the next six slides has information related to the question being asked. The answers along with some other relevant facts are given on the last slide.
Some of the questions are very difficult that only a veteran might be able to answer. You are welcome to post in the comments on how many you got right (first hand, not after using Google). Do also let me know if you enjoyed this difference and I will certainly come up with more of such pieces.
I will start with the easiest one.
A player in the current Liverpool squad has a daughter whose name is an anagram for something that is very close to Liverpool Football Club.
Can you name the player, his daughter and the thing that her name is an anagram for?
This is a little tougher.
Alex Ferguson took charge of his last match at Old Trafford on Sunday, bringing to an end an illustrious 26 years as manager of Manchester United. It was a long stint indeed.
However, there was someone at Liverpool Football Club who gave 43 years of service to the club as player, coach and manager before becoming director. Can you name this legend?
Please do excuse me if you found this easier than the first.
Moving on, this one is really interesting.
Last year, there was talk about Usain Bolt wanting to perhaps actually play football at Manchester United. According to the Telegraph, this is what Bolt had to say:
"I would not take up the challenge if I didn't think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.
"People think I am joking. But if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, ‘OK let's do this, come and have a trial,' it would be impossible for me to say no."
Along similar lines, did you know that Liverpool actually signed one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions during the 1940s? Can you name the boxer?
On March 20, 1988, Liverpool lost by a goal to nil, ending the Reds’ run of going 29 games unbeaten from the start of the season. Liverpool equaled Leeds’ record made in 1974 by accomplishing this feat. By going unbeaten for a whole season, Arsenal did break this record later.
Can you name the team that beat Liverpool that day to deny the Reds of a chance to go the entire season unbeaten?
Outside the ground (Anfield), in the corner of the Kop and centenary stand is a flagpole that was formerly a mast on a ship. Can you name that ship?
The rule of the substitute was first made in 1965. Can you name Liverpool’s first substitute?
Answer 1: For the first question, Luis Suarez is the player in the current Liverpool squad whose daughter is named Delfina, which is also an anagram for Anfield.
Answer 2: The answer to the second question is Bob Paisley. Many people only know Paisley as one of the great managers of Liverpool Football Club and so I wanted to spread this fact.
Answer 3: The boxer that Liverpool signed in 1944, though only as a publicity stunt, was Joe Louis, who was the heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1948 through 11 years and 10 months.
Answer 4: Everton was the team that beat Liverpool that day to stop the Reds from breaking Leeds’ record.
Answer 5: The flagpole at the corner of the centenary stand belonged to the Great Eastern, which was one of the first iron ships and designed by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Answer 6: Geoff Strong was Liverpool Football Club’s first substitute. Strong came on for Chris Lawler when Liverpool played West Ham United on Sept. 15, 1965. Strong also scored the equalizer in that game that ended with each team scoring once.
I hope you found these facts worthwhile. Feel free to opine in the comments section below.