Liverpool Logo

Liverpool Logo

A Liverpool crest of some kind was first mentioned by a sports commentator in the fall of 1892 when the team played its first season. According to the report, the flag featured “the letters L.F.A. surmounted with the liver bird.”

Liverpool Logo Meaning and history

Liverpool Logo history

According to the official logo history provided by the team on its website, the earliest Liverpool logo was a replica of the coat of arms of its home city, Liverpool. Here, you could see Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, and Triton, who was the messenger of the sea in the Greek mythology. Between them, there were two cormorants, or Liver birds, a very popular motif in the heraldic system of the city of Liverpool, one of its most known symbols. Both Triton and Neptune were holding flags. There was a banner with the Latin text that can be translated as “God has granted us this ease.”

In the late 1940s, there was also another crest featuring a cormorant inside a shield shape. The bird was holding seaweed in its beak. The crest didn’t achieve the status of the official logo. However, it lasted several decades – the last time it was used was in the early 1980s.

Old logo

Liverpool old logo

The first football team logo to be emblazoned on the players’ kits was a simpler version of this design. There was nothing but the Liver bird with seaweed. And yet, there was a very remarkable update – it was the first time when the cormorant was depicted with its wings spread upwards, the way it has been always depicted ever since. The bird was placed on a sort of pedestal. The overall shape of the logo was a shield. This logo could be seen on the players’ jerseys when they defeated Arsenal in 1950.

In 1955, the lettering “L.F.C.” appeared, while the frame acquired an oval shape.

Symbol evolution in 1987-2016

Liverpool symbol

The kits for the 1987/1988 season featured an updated Liverpool FC logo, in which the shield shape appears again, together with the words “Liverpool Football Club.” In fact, this Liverpool symbol had been used even earlier. Also it wasn’t emblazoned on the kits. The following updates took place in 1992, 1993, and 1999. The Liverpool 96 logo looked exactly like the 1993 version.

The 2017 emblem

Liverpool emblem

In April 2017, two updated FC Liverpool emblems were introduced. They were created for the 2017/2018 playing season, to mark the team’s anniversary. In fact, they didn’t change that much, as each of the meaningful elements stayed where it was.

The full shield looks exactly as its predecessor, apart from the dates “1892” and “2017,” which appeared from either side. The first date is the year when the club played its first game, while 2017 is the year of its 125th anniversary. Also, the text “125 years” appeared below the shield.

The second version of the crest, which is emblazoned on the kits, is much simpler. There’s only the bird (and it looks almost exactly as on the primary logo, except that it’s flat) and the lettering “L.F.C.” (Liverpool Football Club). Similar to the primary logo, the anniversary version of the crest also includes the dates “1892” and “2017,” as well as the lettering “125 years” beneath.

Liverpool FC font

liverpool fc logo

The glyphic serif typeface featured on the Liverpool logo reminds several fonts. Some of the closest fonts are Albertus Roman, Flareserif 821, and Narkisim.

Color

Color Liverpool logo

The current palette is based on not less than four bright and vivid, great for soccer colors, including Persian green (looking very much like #00A398), red (#D00027), and a vivid shade of yellow called Icterine (#FDF667). We should also point out, that as the Liverpool logo is a 3D one, in fact, there’re more colors. The multiple shades of green, red, and yellow are indispensable as they help to create the 3D effect.

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