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How many times have Liverpool won the League Cup?

How many times have Liverpool won the League Cup?

Liverpool are the most successful League Cup sides in English football history, winning the tournament across several decades.

After winning it in 2022, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp won the trophy again in 2024 as the Reds worked tirelessly to bring the German manager's reign at Anfield to a successful end.

Klopp will leave the club at the end of the season but after his side beat Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley, Liverpool could bid farewell to the 56-year-old with at least one trophy.

But how many times have the Reds won the League Cup?

How many League Cup trophies do Liverpool have?

Liverpool have won the League Cup a record ten times, according to the Merseyside club's official website. It is one of the most recurring trophies assembled in the Reds' trophy cabinet at Anfield and a hallmark of their success.

How many times have Liverpool won the League Cup?

Manchester City (8) and Manchester United (6) are closest to the Reds in terms of total times they have won it.

Klopp lifted the trophy in 2022 but it was Bob Paisley who enjoyed the most success in the tournament, lifting it three times during his legendary reign as manager.

The Seasons Liverpool Lifted The League Cup:

  • 1980/81
  • 1981/82
  • 1982/83
  • 1983/84
  • 1994/95
  • 2000/01
  • 2002/03
  • 2011/12
  • 2021/22
  • 2023/24

Understanding the League Cup

The League Cup, currently known as the Carabao Cup due to sponsorship reasons, holds a unique place within the English football calendar.

Established in the early 1960s, it was introduced as a midweek competition for clubs from all four tiers of English football, offering a distinct challenge and opportunity beyond the traditional league matches and the FA Cup. This tournament quickly became a staple of the domestic football scene, celebrated for its intense matchups and the chance it provides for lower league clubs to face Premier League giants in competitive fixtures.

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Unlike the FA Cup, the League Cup has traditionally been seen as an avenue for top-flight clubs to rotate their squads and give valuable game time to emerging talents and fringe players.

However, this doesn't detract from its importance or the ambition with which clubs pursue its trophy.

Winning the League Cup offers not just silverware but also a direct route into European competitions, underlining its significance to developing Premier League sides.

The Carabao Cup, as it is known today, continues to be a vital part of English football's competitive structure. Its placement in the calendar, running from August to February, allows clubs to chase glory on multiple fronts, integrating the pursuit of the Cup into the broader strategic aims of the season.

For fans, the competition serves up early-season excitement and provides a mid-season highlight that can set the tone for the remaining campaigns across all competitions.

It's also always nice to have a trophy before all the other clubs.

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