Liverpool were by far England’s most successful football club in the years before the Premier League era began in 1992, having won 18 titles by 1990.
The Red enjoyed initial success early in the 20th century and immediately after both the First and Second World Wars. But their dominance really came to the fore once Bill Shankly was appointed manager in 1959 and set up a culture of repeated success.
Shankly, who was responsible for implementing Liverpool’s iconic all-red kit, won three league titles himself, before retiring and handing control to assistant Bob Paisley.
Paisley was a product of…