The FA Cup triumph was Liverpool’s second trophy of the campaign having previously won the Carabao Cup in the same manner against the same opponents. And it represented their 45th major trophy in their illustrious history.
It also meant they moved three trophies clear of Manchester United as the most successful team in the land.
That’s according to a table from Sportingintelligence’s Nick Harris following Liverpool’s latest win.
The table includes every club to have won a league title and counts titles, the two domestic cups and European trophies. One-off matches such as the Community Shield, the Super Cup or the Club World Cup don’t count.
Liverpool are at No.1 with 45 trophies, three ahead of rivals Manchester United.
With the Premier League and Champions League still up for grabs, the Reds could even be FIVE clear of United come the end of the season.
Those two clubs are comfortably clear of the team in third place, Arsenal. The Gunners have 31 major trophies to their name.
Chelsea (26) and Manchester City (22) make up the top five.
The most successful clubs in English football history
Check out the entire table below:
Liverpool win a second trophy of this season, an 8th FA Cup, and take their major all-time trophy tally to 45. pic.twitter.com/wgO8nZBiij— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) May 14, 2022
Liverpool are very firmly back on their perch.
During his successful time at Man Utd, Ferguson insisted his greatest achievement was putting the Red Devils back ahead of Liverpool as the biggest club in the country.
“My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f***ing perch. And you can print that,” his legendary quote goes.
He probably didn’t predict United would go eight seasons (and counting) without winning the Premier League and that a German would come into Liverpool are turn them into one of the greatest sides in the league’s history.
If Liverpool can add another two trophies to their collection this season, it could take many, many years for United to become the most successful club in England once again.