Liverpool FC Managers

A reverse-chronological timeline of Liverpool Football Club’s managers down the years.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 9, 2015: Liverpool's new manager Jürgen Klopp during a photo-call at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp

2015 – 


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason friendly match against Brøndby at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers

2012 – 2015


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 9, 2011: Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish MBE before the FA Cup 3rd Round match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Kenny Dalglish

2011 – 2012

League Cup 2012


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 1, 2010: Liverpool Football Club's new manager Roy Hodgson during a photo-call at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roy Hodgson

2010 – 2011


BOLTON, ENGLAND - SUNDAY AUGUST 29th 2004: Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez before the match against Bolton during the Premiership match at the Reebok Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rafa Benitez

2004 – 2010

Champions League 2005
FA Cup 2006


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 5, 2003: Liverpool's manager Ge?rard Houllier walks out to face Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Gerard Houllier

1998 – 2004

League Cup 2003
League Cup 2001
FA Cup 2001
UEFA Cup 2001
European Super Cup 2001
Charity Shield 2001


Roy Evans & Gerard Houllier

1998


COVENTRY, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 6, 1996: Liverpool's manager Roy Evans against Coventry City during the Premiership match at Highfield Road. Coventry won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roy Evans

1994 – 1998

League Cup 1995


Graeme Souness and his squad

Graeme Souness

1991 – 1994

FA Cup 1992


VLADIKAVKAZ, RUSSIA - Monday, September 11, 1995: Liverpool's coach Ronnie Moran training at the Republican Spartak Stadium ahead of the UEFA Cup 1st Round 1st Leg match against FC Alania Spartak Vladikavkaz. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ronnie Moran

1991 (Caretaker)


Delighted Liverpool players (from left) Graham Souness, Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen celebrate with the Milk Cup trophy after they defeated Manchester United 2-1 in extra time at Wembley. It was Liverpool's third successive triumph in the competition, giving manager Bob Paisley a winning farewell to Wembley etires at the end of the season.

Kenny Dalglish

1985 – 1991

Div 1 Champions 1986, 88, 90
FA Cup 1986, 89


(L-R) The Liverpool coaching team of Chris Lawler, Roy Evans, manager Joe Fagan and Ronnie Moran celebrate with the European Cup

Joe Fagan

1983 – 1985

Div 1 Champions 1984
League Cup 1984
European Cup 1984


Bob Paisley, Manager - Picture by: Peter Robinson / EMPICS Sport

Bob Paisley

1974 – 1983

Div 1 Champions 1976, 77, 79, 80, 82, 83
League Cup 1981, 82, 83
European Cup 1977, 78, 81
UEFA Cup 1976
European Super Cup 1977


Liverpool's legendary Bill Shankly. Turning towards the Kop end of Anfield, Shankly gets an ovation from the fans who idolised him when Liverpool became League champions.

Bill Shankly

1959 – 1974

Div 1 Champions 1964, 1966, 1973
Div 2 Champions 1962
FA Cup winners 1965, 74
UEFA Cup winners 1973


Phil Taylor
1956-59


Don Welsh
1951-56

George Kay
1936-51

Div 1 Champions 1947

George Patterson
1928-36

Matt McQueen
1923-28

David Ashworth
1922-23

Div 1 Champions 1922, 1923

Tom Watson
1896 – 1915

Div 1 Champions 1901, 1906
Div 2 Champions 1905

John McKenna
1882 – 96

Div 2 Champions 1894, 1896