- Match Analysis
Titles won: 5 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005)
Liverpool are the most successful English side in the Champions League with five Champions League titles. The Reds were a dominate force in the lates 70s and early 80’s. They won four Champions League titles with great players like Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness. They have the great manager Bob Paisley to thank for that dominance in that era.
Liverpool won their first Champions League title in 1977. It came after a 3-1 win vs Borussia Mochengladbach in Rome. Terry McDermott, Tommy Smith and Phil Neil all scored that night to secure a famous first trophy for the Reds.
Their second came a year after in 1978. They are still one of the only teams to defend the European Cup. This time, it was a 1-0 win over Club Brugge that won the trophy for Paisley’s men, with a goal from Kenny Dalglish turning out to be the winner.
In 1981 one they secured their third with a 1-0 win over the mighty Real Madrid. A goal from Alan Kennedy was enough to earn them their 3rd European trophy in 4 years.
In 1984 they got their fourth. This one was with a win on penalties vs AS Roma.
Finally in 2005 they won their fifth in a dramatic final against AC Milan, Liverpool were 3-0 down before halftime but ended the game 3-3 thanks to an unreal captain’s performance from legend Steven Gerrard. It was pushed to penalties where Liverpool won it shocking the world and secured their fifth Champions League title.