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You can order the Liverpool Encyclopedia here from deCoubertin books, written by the editor and webmaster of 

A review from the Liverpool Echo on our brand new publication.

"IT weighs in at an arm flexing 2.2 kilograms (that’s a bag of King Edward potatoes in old money). It contains 420,000 meticulously crafted words – and it features more than 1,100 evocative images. But that’s a little like saying the Mona Lisa is made up of three principal colours. Created by the engineers of the staggeringly good website, Icelandic duo Arnie Baldursson and Gudmundur Magnusson, this 650 page reference book (last stat, I promise) is a sumptuous piece of work, a kaleidoscope of facts, figures, anecdotes and opinion put together in a colourful and colossal volume. From Alan A’Court to Christian Ziege, and every single player who has ever pulled on a senior Liverpool jersey in between, The Encyclopedia references every facet of Anfield life. There are sections on Flag Days, Attendances, The Fields of Anfield Road, Mosaics and Poor Scouser Tommy. The best tribute you can pay to the Liverpool Encyclopedia is that it does justice to its subject matter – Liverpool Football Club. A masterpiece." David Prentice - The Liverpool Echo's deputy head of sport
A catalogue previewing this exciting new book is available for download: Liverpool Encyclopedia Booklet

We also have a dedicated website previewing the book:

In this huge landmark book, authors Arnie Baldursson and Gudmundur Magnusson have chronicled the individuals and incidents that made Liverpool Football Club one of the most famous institutions in world football.

With full biographical entries on every man to pull on a Liverpool shirt, including some 420,000 words, hundreds of full colour photographs and utilising new and original research, the Liverpool Encyclopedia crosses new boundaries in the study of the Anfield giants.

+ The Legends edition. 200 copies of a cloth-bound limited edition presented in a slipcase. Featuring a hand finished debossed image of Shankly on the cover and signed by ten players who made Anfield history. 

+ Shankly the Great Special Edition. To commemorate the centenary of Shankly's birth. Fullbound in goatskin leather and presented in a solander box. Signed by 10 great Liverpool legends. Limited Edition of 50.

Beautifully laid out and lavishly illustrated, this will be an heirloom passed down between generations of Reds’ fans. Coming just two years after the success of Liverpool: The Complete Record, Baldursson and Magnusson have created another indispensible addition to every Liverpool supporters’ library.

"Arnie Baldursson and Gudmundur Magnusson from have produced this sumptuous Liverpool Encyclopedia which is crammed cover to cover with fantastic images from our history. It has all the depth and detail their wonderful website has and draws you in with its lavish layout and illustrations. I got my copy last night and have not put it down since. It is a real labour of love and will be my goto Liverpool reference book for a longtime to come. Congratulations to them." - Jim Donnelly Unofficial Liverpool Museum on Facebook.

"Received latest offering from @LFChistory earlier. Quality & detail in this reflects their excellent website." - Richard Buxton Click Liverpool

"LFC Encyclopedia arrived in post this morning. Blown away by it, it looks fantastic. Great work by the @LFChistory boys Arnie & Gudmundur". - Dave Usher The Liverpool Way

"Takes a lot of research, love and dedicated hard work to complete something so special." - Nicky Allt playwright.

 The Liverpool Encyclopedia includes:

- Full profiles, biographical and career information of EVERY Liverpool player to make a competitive appearance since the club’s creation in 1892.
- More than 1100 photographs, including many rare and some previously unseen pictures.
- In depth profiles of every man to manage Liverpool.
- Articles on significant figures and moments in Anfield history.
- Facts, figures and statistics from the renowned website; the benchmark in Reds’ historical accuracy.

Printed in full colour, expertly written and extravagantly illustrated throughout its 656 full colour pages, this is the essential reference work for every Liverpool supporter and student of English football.

The authors previous book, Liverpool: The Complete Record, was published to critical acclaim by deCoubertin Books in 2011.  

"I have nearly 300 books on LFC and the Complete Record and the Encyclopedia are without doubt the best books ever produced about our history..... Absolutely fantastic! I can’t speak highly enough for the amount of work and research that has been put in to make this book what it is....the LFC supporters Bible." - Adrian Killen

"Don't think there has ever been a more beautifully produced book on LFC." - Matt Ladson This is Anfield 

"Brilliant work, lads, on The Liverpool Encyclopaedia. A must on the bookcase for stattos and fans alike. Makes my job easier!" - Ged Rea Official statistician at Liverpool FC.

"The new Liverpool Encyclopedia by @deCoubertin - easily the most impressive LFC publication of its kind. Well done to all involved." - Mark Platt author and producer at

The Liverpool Encyclopedia has been designed in Liverpool by Leslie Priestley a designer with over 25 years industry experience. His previous collaboration with deCoubertin Books, The Everton Encyclopedia, was described by the BBC as ‘a work of art’.


We've got all the results from official games, appearance stats, goal stats and basically every conceivable statistic from 1892 to the present, every single line-up and substitutions!