How many FA Cup trophies have Liverpool won? Rundown of Reds history in finals

Liverpool will make up one half of the FA Cup final in 2022, having impressively defeated Manchester City in their semifinal clash on April 16 at Wembley. 

Historically speaking, the Reds are the fifth most successful side in FA Cup history and will be hoping to catapult their way up that list on Saturday May 14 against the winners of Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace. 

Jurgen Klopp has achieved some brilliant success at Liverpool, winning every trophy available to him at some point during his tenure apart from the FA Cup. For whatever reason, the trophy has eluded him thus far, something that the German mastermind will be desperate to change in this year’s final. 

Sporting News takes a look at Liverpool’s triumphs in the competition, as they look to claim some more silverware before 2021-22 draws to a close.

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Merseyside giants Liverpool faced Manchester City in a mouthwatering FA Cup semifinal clash, coming out victorious by a scoreline of 3-2 thanks to goals from Ibrahima Konate and a double by star man Sadio Mane. 

The Reds have endured some tricky ties on the road to the final, defeating Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, Norwich City and Nottingham Forest en route to their date with Pep Guardiola’s City side at Wembley.

Despite some of these knockout matches looking relatively straightforward to the untrained eye, their last three clashes against Norwich, Nottingham Forest and Manchester City were all decided by a single goal.

Liverpool will play the winners of Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace for a shot at trophy glory, with the semifinal match between the London clubs due to be played on April 17. 

Last time Liverpool won the FA Cup

Liverpool last won the famous competition in the 2005-06 campaign, when they narrowly defeated West Ham United in a game in which they needed penalties to settle the outcome. 

In regulation, West Ham United took a two-goal lead, owing to a Jamie Carragher own goal and a close-range strike by Dean Ashton which left then-manager Rafael Benitez in a perilous position in one of Wembley’s greatest ever showdowns. 

Djibril Cisse then pulled one back for Liverpool, before a Steven Gerrard strike brought Liverpool back level at 2-2.

West Ham then took the lead again after a miss-hit cross by full-back Paul Konchesky put his side on course for a shock victory. Come injury time, Steven Gerrard produced what was probably his greatest goal in a Liverpool shirt, thrashing home an unstoppable 30-yard drive to send the game into extra-time.

The game then went to penalties, where Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved three penalties from Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky, and Anton Ferdinand to bring the trophy back to Anfield on a momentous day for all connected with the club.

How many times have Liverpool won the FA Cup?


Liverpool have won the FA Cup on seven occasions, whilst making the final on a further eight occasions including the 2022 showpiece vs. Chelsea or Crystal Palace in May. 

Nevertheless, their first taste of FA Cup glory did not occur until the 1964-65 campaign, when they defeated Leeds United 2-1 after a dramatic extra-time winner from Scottish club legend Ian St John. 

Liverpool also claimed major bragging rights over local rivals, Everton, in the tournament, brushing them aside twice in the 1980s to record 3-2 and 3-1 victories in FA Cup finals.

Most memorably, their 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the 2000-01 campaign will be looked upon as a major part of their modern-day success story. Going 1-0 down after 72 minutes, a heroic double by Michael Owen claimed the FA Cup for Liverpool for the first time in nine years, as they went on to record a historic treble-winning season in the form of the EFL Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup. 

The 2021-22 season has the potential to eclipse 2000-01, as Jurgen Klopp’s men can still record an unfathomable quadruple in the next month. They have already won the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup), while still fighting for Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and FA Cup titles. 

Liverpool’s FA Cup final history

Season Final Result Opponent Final Score
2021-22 TBD Chelsea or Crystal Palace TBD
2011-12 Runners-up Chelsea 1-2
2005-06 Winners West Ham Utd 3-3 (3-1 pens)
2000-01 Winners Arsenal 2-1
1995-96 Runners-up Manchester United 0-1
1991-92 Winners Sunderland 2-0
1988-89 Winners Everton 3-2
1987-88 Runners-up Wimbledon 0-1
1985-86 Winners Everton 3-1
1976-77 Runners-up Manchester United 1-2
1973-74 Winners Newcastle United 3-0
1970-71 Runners-up Arsenal 1-2
1964-65 Winners Leeds United 2-1
1949-50 Runners-up Arsenal 0-2
1913-14 Runners-up Burnley 0-1
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