The original Liverpool emblem was based on the city’s coat of arms which features a liver bird, positioned inside a shield. The liver bird is a mythical creature that was supposed to have once haunted the city’s shoreline. It is normally represented as a cormorant, with a branch of laver seaweed in its beak as a further pun on the name “Liverpool”.
The design shows the Roman god of freshwater and the sea, Neptune, and the Greek god and messenger of the sea, Triton. They flank two Liver birds, or cormorants, while the Latin phrase above reads “God hath granted us this ease”.


Liverpool’s started life as part of their arch enemies, and neighbours, Everton. Founded in 1878, Everton moved to Anfield in 1884. The gound was owned by the club’s president, John Houlding, a former Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
In 1892 a dispute arose between Houlding and the Everton board of directors. As a result, Everton left leave Anfield to find  new ground. This left Houlding with an empty stadium. He did the only thing he could: he founded a club of his own. “Liverpool Football Club”.