According to Shakespeare, Julius Caesar might have been warned to beware the ides of March, but for Liverpool Football Club March 15th, 1892 was quite the occasion. Some might even consider it the birthday of the team that would become the greatest football club in England (and beyond).
It was on this day, 125 years ago, that John Houlding proposed the creation of the team that would become Liverpool Football Club, though as The Echo happily points out, Liverpool could just as easily choose to celebrate its founding on January 26th, 1892, or on June 3rd of that year. Regardless, the club chose today to announce a commemorative crest for next year’s kits, signifying the 125 years of excellence in football.
There is no word yet what the new crest will look like, but it will be unveiled next month along with the 2017/18 home kit (unless it is first leaked and put online by someone in the know, which seems entirely likely).
Happy birthday, Liverpool! Of course, the best way to honor the 125th year as a club would be to return to silverware-winning ways.