From being the first club in world football to use netting in goals to being the first club to wear team numbers 1 to 11 the Club has always shown a desire and willingness to break new ground.

The list below outlines an impressive range of ‘football firsts’.

  • FOUNDER MEMBERS Of THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE
  • FOUNDER MEMBERS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE
  • FIRST TO BE PRESENTED WITH THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
  • FIRST TO PRESENT MEDALS FOR WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • FIRST TO STAGE AN FA CUP FINAL
  • FIRST CLUB ON MERSEYSIDE TO WIN AN FA CUP FINAL
  • FIRST CLUB TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ON 2 DIFFERENT GROUNDS
  • FIRST CLUB TO BUILD A PURPOSE BUILT FOOTBALL STADIUM
  • FIRST CLUB TO BOAST 4 SIDES OF STADIUM WITH DOUBLE-DECKER STANDS
  • FIRST CLUB TO BOAST TRIPLE-DECKER STANDS
  • FIRST CLUB TO BE VISITED BY A REIGNING MONARCH
  • FIRST CLUB TO ISSUE A WEEKLY MATCHDAY PROGRAMME
  • FIRST CLUB TO WEAR NUMBERED SHIRTS I – II
  • FIRST CLUB TO EMPLOY A MANAGER/COACH
  • FIRST CLUB TO HAVE A CHURCH ON ITS GROUNDS
  • FIRST CLUB TO USE FOOTBALL NETS
  • FIRST CLUB TO INSTALL DUGOUTS
  • FIRST CLUB TO INSTALL UNDERSOIL HEATING
  • FIRST CLUB TO USE FLOODLIGHTING ACROSS STANDS INSTEAD OF PYLONS
  • FIRST CLUB TO WIN A EUROPEAN PENALTY SHOOT OUT
  • FIRST CLUB TO OFFICIALLY PLAY IN BLUE AND WHITE – 1901
  • FIRST CLUB TO GO ON AN OVERSEAS TOUR
  • FIRST CLUB TO PLAY 4,000 TOP FLIGHT MATCHES
  • FIRST CLUB TO ACHIEVE OVER 5,000 POINTS IN THE LEAGUE
  • FIRST CLUB TO HAVE A PLAYER SCORE 60 GOALS IN ONE SEASON (WILLIAM RALPH ‘DIXIE’ DEAN)
  • FIRST CLUB TO STAGE A WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL IN BRITAIN
  • FIRST CLUB TO HAVE SCOREBOARD HALF-TIME AND FULL-TIME FACILITY