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1965 The Year the Famed FA Cup was Captured
For 73 years, the FA Cup remained a notable absentee on Liverpool Football Club’s roll of honour. Between 1892 and 1965, the Anfield trophy cabinet welcomed the arrival of no less than six First Division titles. Yet, in their quest for success in the world’s greatest knockout competition, the Reds endured nothing but heartache and frustration.
That changed on the unforgettable afternoon of 1 May 1965 - a day forever remembered as the greatest in the club’s history. It was a day that many supporters thought they would never see. Year after year, they saw Liverpool’s cup aspirations flounder, be it at the first or final hurdle and some genuinely believed there was a mystic jinx blocking the Reds’ path to FA Cup glory. It was even joked that the mythical Liver Birds would fly from their perch the day a Liverpool team brought home the FA Cup, such was the belief that they would never add their name to the FA Cup roll of honour. Winning the cup for the first time meant that much. It had been an unforgettable day - greatest in the history of the club and the Liver Birds are still sat on top of the Liver Buildings!