Historically the newspaper was published by the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Ltd.
The editor is Alastair Machray, who has previously edited the Welsh edition of the Daily Post.
In 1879 the Liverpool Echo was published as a cheaper sister paper to the Liverpool Daily Post. From its inception until 1917 the newspaper cost a halfpenny. It is now 80p Monday to Friday, £1.15 on Saturday and 70p on Sunday.
The limited company expanded internationally and in 1985 was restructured as Trinity Holdings Plc. The two original newspapers had just previously been re-launched in tabloid format.
A special Sunday edition of the Echo was published on 16 April 1989, for reporting on the previous day's Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool F.C. fans were fatally injured at the FA Cup semi-final tie in Sheffield. Every single one of the 75,000 copies printed was sold.