For many years, Liverbird was the symbol of FC Liverpool. Taken from the army uniforms, it firstly appeared in the club at the beginning of the XX century, when in 1901 its image was engraved on the championship medals handed to the players. In 1922, the bird appeared on the club flag, created for celebrating the victories of the team in the league. Since 1935, its image has been printed on pre-match programs, and in the 30s, Liverbird appeared on the training suits worn by players at Anfield Stadium.
Liverpool logo history
It took another two decades before the Liverbird appeared on the form of the players. The 1950 year is the first time it happened. In the middle of the 1955-56 season, the Liverbird finally took its place on the home form, but this the design was changed. The updated image showed a red bird on a white oval patch, still standing on the pedestal, but the initials of L. F. C. were added under the picture.
Over the next years, the Liverpool logo was changed, but the bird remained an important attribute of the emblem.
In 2012, the Liverpool logo with a yellow Liverbird, reminiscent of the golden years of Liverpool, was returned again.
The top of the emblem has a stylized image of the Shankly Gate arch from the Enfield Stadium, adorned with the most famous words from the club anthem called “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
The burning torches on the sides of the shield are a symbolic image of the lights at the Hillsborough memorial in Sheffield. April 15, 1989, on the eve of 1/2 Cup of England there was a terrible crash at this stadium. In 1996, fans of Liverpool, including the cousin of the captain of the “red devils” Gerard, were killed.
The year of the club foundation is depicted on the heraldic ribbon in the form of a fan’s scarf.
Since 1901, there is the mythical Liverbird depicted on the arms of the team flaunts, by whose name the city of Liverpool is named. This is a British analog of the Phoenix bird, although it is more like a hybrid of a cormorant and an eagle. According to the official version, the image is borrowed from the old seal of the English King John Lackland.
The triangular English heraldic shield with a predominance of the red color of the club is the basis of the current Liverpool logo, adopted in 1992 (to the 100th anniversary of the club foundation).
Liverpool logo colors
HEX COLOR: #E0202C;
RGB(224, 32, 44)
HSL(356, 76%, 50%)
HEX COLOR: #19A78E;
RGB(25, 167, 142)
HSL(169, 74%, 38%)
HEX COLOR: #FEF667;
RGB(254, 246, 103)
HSL(57, 99%, 70%)