To understand the History of Liverpool you have to imagine our city not as it is now, but as one huge forest, with only a handful of small wooden and stone huts dotted about here and there.
Whereas Liverpool is now a big city that contains many other smaller areas – such as Allerton, Old Swan or Walton. Hundreds of years ago it was the opposite – Liverpool was just one tiny fishing village next to the River Mersey. It was the other areas like West Derby and Toxteth that were much more important.
No one really knows exactly where the name Liverpool comes from, but theories suggest that it could have meant “Muddy Pool” or "place on the pool" because there was a small stream or pool or water running from the Mersey across most what is now the city centre. The clay in the area may have turned the water a red colour like liver, and perhaps this is where the name comes from.
A Cormorant - The Liver Bird