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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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A historical overview of Liverpool's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Liverpool sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2009 Sunday, May 24, 2009 4279.55  
  2014 Sunday, April 20, 2014 4271.26  
  1983 Saturday, February 12, 1983 4264.16  
  1980 Saturday, January 5, 1980 4264.13  
  1979 Saturday, December 29, 1979 4263.02  
  1988 Sunday, March 13, 1988 4255.82  
  2008 Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4253.41  
  2002 Wednesday, November 6, 2002 4252.10  
  1989 Tuesday, May 23, 1989 4246.14  
  1982 Monday, December 27, 1982 4239.75  
  1990 Tuesday, October 9, 1990 4235.10  
  2006 Sunday, May 7, 2006 4228.16  
  2015 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4224.73  
  2016 Saturday, December 31, 2016 4223.31  
  1986 Saturday, August 23, 1986 4220.02  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Liverpool sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1893 Saturday, September 2, 1893 3778.63  
  1954 Monday, December 27, 1954 3812.95  
  1955 Saturday, January 1, 1955 3819.93  
  1956 Saturday, October 27, 1956 3830.60  
  1959 Saturday, December 26, 1959 3842.30  
  1960 Saturday, April 9, 1960 3857.43  
  1937 Saturday, October 23, 1937 3865.08  
  1953 Saturday, September 12, 1953 3870.66  
  1957 Saturday, February 9, 1957 3877.80  
  1894 Saturday, December 1, 1894 3882.58  
  1958 Saturday, February 1, 1958 3883.29  
  1934 Saturday, February 24, 1934 3885.94  
  1961 Saturday, January 28, 1961 3887.82  
  1895 Saturday, January 5, 1895 3890.99  
  1938 Saturday, February 12, 1938 3905.08  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Liverpool's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Arsenal (4167) vs. Liverpool (3931)
  Saturday, March 4, 1933
-365.8 10.9% 0-1 +17.8 
  Manchester City (4104) vs. Liverpool (3873)
  Saturday, November 13, 1937
-364.0 11.0% 1-3 +26.7 
  Liverpool (3894) vs. Arsenal (4117)
  Saturday, December 18, 1937
-90.6 37.3% 2-0 +18.8 
  Sunderland (4169) vs. Liverpool (3951)
  Saturday, January 3, 1914
-340.1 12.4% 1-2 +17.5 
  Liverpool (4116) vs. Chelsea (4328)
  Sunday, November 7, 2010
-162.4 28.2% 2-0 +21.5 
  Huddersfield Town (4124) vs. Liverpool (3921)
  Saturday, April 7, 1928
-331.6 12.9% 2-4 +26.1 
  Arsenal (4184) vs. Liverpool (3986)
  Thursday, December 26, 1935
-330.5 13.0% 1-2 +17.4 
  Manchester United (4275) vs. Liverpool (4085)
  Sunday, December 17, 2000
-256.1 18.6% 0-1 +16.3 
  Liverpool (4086) vs. Manchester United (4272)
  Sunday, March 6, 2011
-136.7 31.3% 3-1 +20.6 
  Liverpool (3941) vs. Aston Villa (4124)
  Saturday, September 5, 1931
-53.1 42.4% 2-0 +17.3 
  Liverpool (3873) vs. Burnley (4056)
  Saturday, September 19, 1953
-76.8 39.1% 4-0 +22.8 
  Liverpool (3977) vs. Aston Villa (4158)
  Saturday, March 28, 1914
-181.2 26.1% 2-0 +22.2 
  Huddersfield Town (4095) vs. Liverpool (3914)
  Tuesday, April 3, 1934
-312.5 14.2% 0-2 +25.7 
  Liverpool (4106) vs. Manchester United (4285)
  Saturday, March 31, 2001
-112.8 34.3% 2-0 +19.7 
  Sunderland (4041) vs. Liverpool (3865)
  Saturday, October 30, 1937
-308.6 14.5% 2-3 +17.1 
  Liverpool (3978) vs. Arsenal (4152)
  Saturday, April 9, 1932
-44.0 43.7% 2-1 +11.3 
  Aston Villa (4121) vs. Liverpool (3948)
  Saturday, April 5, 1913
-294.0 15.5% 1-3 +25.3 
  Newcastle United (4115) vs. Liverpool (3946)
  Friday, April 30, 1909
-292.8 15.6% 0-1 +16.9 
  Liverpool (3875) vs. Blackpool (4044)
  Saturday, December 5, 1953
-63.4 41.0% 5-2 +20.7 
  Liverpool (4114) vs. Arsenal (4282)
  Sunday, November 28, 2004
-108.4 34.9% 2-1 +13.0 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Liverpool's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Worcester City (3212) vs. Liverpool (3952)
  Thursday, January 15, 1959
+634.3 97.5% 2-1 -19.5 
  Bradford City (3573) vs. Liverpool (4162)
  Wednesday, August 27, 1980
+488.7 94.3% 1-0 -18.9 
  Oldham Athletic (3562) vs. Liverpool (4105)
  Sunday, January 27, 2013
+496.4 94.6% 3-2 -9.5 
  Burnley (3780) vs. Liverpool (4264)
  Tuesday, February 15, 1983
+392.5 90.5% 1-0 -18.1 
  Liverpool (4164) vs. Grimsby Town (3704)
  Tuesday, October 9, 2001
+525.2 95.4% 1-2 -9.5 
  Peterborough United (3633) vs. Liverpool (4083)
  Tuesday, December 3, 1991
+373.8 89.6% 1-0 -17.9 
  Burton United (3607) vs. Liverpool (4049)
  Saturday, March 25, 1905
+308.7 85.5% 2-1 -17.1 
  Liverpool (4165) vs. Barnsley (3733)
  Saturday, February 16, 2008
+486.2 94.3% 1-2 -14.1 
  Sheffield United (3759) vs. Liverpool (4177)
  Monday, August 28, 1978
+312.8 85.8% 1-0 -17.2 
  Liverpool (4194) vs. Reading (3787)
  Wednesday, January 13, 2010
+454.9 93.2% 1-2 -9.3 
  Liverpool (4246) vs. Brighton and Hove Albion (3859)
  Sunday, February 20, 1983
+479.2 94.0% 1-2 -18.8 
  Liverpool (4036) vs. Norwich City (3648)
  Saturday, February 6, 1909
+511.3 95.0% 2-3 -19.0 
  Chelsea (3803) vs. Liverpool (4174)
  Saturday, February 13, 1982
+271.7 82.7% 2-0 -24.8 
  Leicester City (3821) vs. Liverpool (4187)
  Saturday, August 23, 1980
+265.5 82.2% 2-0 -24.7 
  Liverpool (4137) vs. Leicester City (3775)
  Saturday, January 31, 1981
+461.8 93.5% 1-2 -18.7 
  Leicester City (3868) vs. Liverpool (4215)
  Wednesday, September 3, 1986
+259.1 81.6% 2-1 -16.3 
  Liverpool (4172) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3827)
  Saturday, January 28, 2017
+382.0 90.0% 1-2 -9.0 
  Liverpool (4154) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3812)
  Saturday, January 14, 1984
+434.7 92.4% 0-1 -18.5 
  Norwich City (3899) vs. Liverpool (4239)
  Saturday, December 4, 1982
+247.5 80.6% 1-0 -16.1 
  Watford (3778) vs. Liverpool (4117)
  Saturday, February 21, 1970
+232.4 79.2% 1-0 -15.8 
 
   

The twenty teams that Liverpool are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
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  Scunthorpe United 11 +3.64 
  Leyton Orient 15 +3.33 
  Bury 50 +3.02 
  Bradford City 30 +2.80 
  Leeds United 111 +2.47 
  Rotherham United 18 +2.28 
  Grimsby Town 42 +1.71 
  Brentford 15 +1.59 
  Derby County 134 +1.40 
  Queens Park Rangers 51 +1.33 
  Aston Villa 191 +1.21 
  Manchester City 176 +1.21 
  Oldham Athletic 32 +1.18 
  Notts County 63 +1.09 
  Bristol Rovers 18 +0.98 
  Nottingham Forest 113 +0.88 
  Newcastle United 171 +0.78 
  Watford 27 +0.70 
  Wigan Athletic 18 +0.64 
  Sheffield Wednesday 119 +0.62 

The twenty teams that Liverpool are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Cardiff City 32 -5.10 
  Doncaster Rovers 13 -2.84 
  Southampton 102 -2.50 
  Leicester City 105 -2.26 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 25 -2.14 
  Crystal Palace 49 -1.97 
  AFC Wimbledon 34 -1.86 
  Luton Town 38 -1.62 
  Bristol City 39 -1.13 
  Lincoln City 23 -1.11 
  Hull City 22 -1.08 
  Swansea City 41 -1.08 
  Huddersfield Town 72 -1.00 
  Blackpool 43 -0.95 
  Plymouth Argyle 12 -0.94 
  Burnley 100 -0.87 
  Norwich City 62 -0.85 
  Portsmouth 66 -0.81 
  Birmingham City 116 -0.79 
  Barnsley 20 -0.74