Man Utd or Liverpool? Which English club has won the most major trophies?

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool sensational side clinched the championship on Thursday night without even playing as nearest rivals Manchester City slipped to defeat at Chelsea.

The Premier League title triumph means Liverpool can lay claim to being the most trophy-laden club in English football – above Manchester United.

After Liverpool won their sixth UEFA Super Cup title in 2019, beating Chelsea through a penalty shootout in Istanbul, Reds stans were quick to claim that they had become the most successful club in English football.

In beating the Blues on that occasion, Liverpool lifted their 46th major trophy, with supporters believing that they had surpassed great rivals Manchester United, who, they said, have 45 major trophies.

While the Reds have now won 47 major honors – including the league, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League/European Cup, the UEFA Cup/Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup – their count disregards one competition.

Liverpool’s 47 major titles exclude the number of Community Shield titles they have won, which is the key point of the debate – as Man Utd have a record 21, Community Shields, to their name, compared to Liverpool’s 15.

And so, if Community Shield titles are to count in the trophy haul, Man Utd have won 66 major titles to Liverpool’s 62, sealing their status as the most successful side in England.

Competition Man Utd titles Liverpool titles
First Division / Premier League 20 19
FA Cup 12 7
League Cup 5 8
UEFA Cup / Champions League 3 6
Europa League 1 3
Cup Winners’ Cup 1 0
UEFA Super Cup 1 4
FIFA Club World Cup 1 0
Intercontinental Cup 1 0
Community Shield 21 15
Total 66 62

 

 

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