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How many times have Liverpool won the Europa League?

How many times have Liverpool won the Europa League?

As six-time Champions League winners, Liverpool haven't participated in the Europa League much.

After finishing fifth in the Premier League in 2023, Liverpool are no longer in Europe's most prestigious club tournament but can now win their first ever Europa League title.

That is, if you don't count their previous titles before the competition was renamed.

How many Europa League trophies do Liverpool have?

In 2009, the UEFA Cup was rebranded to the current UEFA Europa League and since it's transformation, the Reds have not added it to their trophy cabinet.

However, they won the tournament three times during its days as the UEFA Cup.

The Seasons Liverpool Lifted The League Cup:

  • 1973 (Liverpool 3-2 Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • 1976 (Liverpool 4-3 Club Brugge)
  • 2001 (Liverpool 5-4 Deportivo Alaves)

The UEFA Cup final was a two-legged affair which produced some interesting results and almost always guaranteed more goals than the traditional format of a single game to decide the final.

How many times have Liverpool won the Europa League?

Let's take a closer look at the seasons Liverpool won the UEFA Cup.

1973: Liverpool 3-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

In 1973, Liverpool faced Borussia Mönchengladbach in a tightly contested final that set the stage for their first UEFA Cup triumph.

First leg

The first leg took place at Anfield, where Liverpool showcased their dominance early on.

They managed to secure a 3-0 victory, with goals that underscored their offensive capabilities and set a challenging benchmark for the German side.

This commanding performance provided Liverpool with a crucial advantage heading into the second leg of the final.

Second leg

The return leg in Germany saw Borussia Mönchengladbach mount a strong comeback, managing to win the match 2-0. However, their efforts fell just short of overturning Liverpool's aggregate lead Liverpool's resilience and strategic gameplay under pressure ensured they emerged victorious, clinching their first UEFA Cup with a 3-2 aggregate score.

1976: Liverpool 4-3 Club Brugge

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Liverpool's second UEFA Cup victory came in 1976, against Club Brugge, in another thrilling encounter that showcased the Reds' European pedigree.

First leg

The first leg was held at Anfield where Liverpool, once again leveraged their home advantage to secure a 3-2 win.

The match was a high-scoring affair that highlighted Liverpool's attacking strength and their ability to outmaneuver their opponents in crucial moments.

Second leg

The second leg, played in Belgium, was a more cautious affair, with Liverpool managing to secure a 1-1 draw.

This result was enough to ensure their victory on aggregate, with a final score of 4-3.

Liverpool's tactical discipline and effective game management across both legs were key to their success, allowing them to lift the UEFA Cup for the second time.

2001: Liverpool 5-4 Deportivo Alaves

How many times have Liverpool won the Europa League?

The 2001 UEFA Cup final against Deportivo Alaves is remembered as one of the most thrilling finals in the competition's history.

Single-leg final

This match was a single-leg final, breaking from the traditional two-legged format. Played in Dortmund, Germany, it was a goal-fest that ended in a dramatic 5-4 victory for Liverpool.

As a single-leg final, the entirety of the action unfolded on one unforgettable night.

Liverpool and Deportivo Alaves battled it out in an end-to-end encounter that had everything from stunning goals to dramatic twists.

The match concluded with a golden goal in extra time, an own goal by Delfi Geli, which handed Liverpool their third UEFA Cup victory. This match was a testament to Liverpool's never-say-die attitude and their capacity to triumph in the face of intense competition.

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