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Wikipedia article of the day for July 21, 2016

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 21, 2016 is History of Liverpool F.C. (1959–85).
The history of Liverpool Football Club from 1959 to 1985 opens with the appointment of Bill Shankly as manager of Liverpool, then a Second Division club. Shankly overhauled the team and created the "Boot Room", a meeting place to discuss strategy. The club quickly won promotion to the First Division, and within four years won their first League championship since 1946–47 and their first FA Cup. They won further League championships in 1965–66 and 1972–73, the FA Cup in 1974, and their first European trophy, the UEFA Cup, in 1973. Shankly retired and his assistant Bob Paisley took over. Paisley won three European Cups, the UEFA Cup and six League championships in nine years before retiring at the end of 1982–83; he was replaced by his assistant, Joe Fagan. Liverpool won three trophies during Fagan's first season as manager: a fourth European Cup, the League championship and the Football League Cup. At the European Cup Final in 1985, Liverpool fans were responsible for crowd trouble at the Heysel Stadium. In the resulting panic, a wall collapsed; 39 fans, mostly Italian, died, and English clubs were banned from European competition for five years.

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