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West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool (26/12/2004) - Down Memory Lane
Friday, 24th December 2004
YNWA takes a look back at past memorable League encounters in the West Midlands, which have featured a host of famous reds debutants, as we prepare to make our 56th League trip to West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day. Our League record to date reads twenty wins, sixteen draws and nineteen defeats, with our most recent defeat being all of 24 years ago.

April 2003
Michael Owen scored four, including his hundredth League goal, as we triumphed 6-0, our record win over the Baggies, with his final gaol being our 700th Premiership strike. Milan Baroš added a brace as we won our fifth League game in a row at The Hawthorns, a record for either side in this fixture.

April 1986
Our most recent game until two years ago at The Hawthorns resulted in a 2-1 win. Goals from the old one-two of Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush kept us on course for the double.

March 1985
John Wark scored a hat-trick in our 5-0 thumping of the Baggies - becoming the only red to score hat-tricks in three different competitions in the same season. Steve Nicol and Kenny Dalglish also scored.

February 1981
WBA’s most recent victory over us was secured with goals from Bryan Robson and Cyrille Regis.

September 1978
Kenny Dalglish equalised to hand us a 1-1 draw after hiding behind keeper Tony Godden and poking the ball home when he rolled it out.

January 1978
Graeme Souness, recently signed from Middlesbrough, made his reds debut. David Johnson netted the only goal of the game.

September 1969
Centre-half Larry Lloyd made his reds bow in the 2-2 draw, with our goals coming from Bobby Graham and Roger Hunt.

October 1965
We lost our third consecutive League game 3-0 to the Baggies.

October 1962
Two men made their debuts in our 1-0 defeat - goalkeeper Tommy ‘The Flying Pig’ Lawrence and inside-left Gordon Wallace. They had contrasting Anfield careers, making 390 and 21 senior appearances, respectively.

December 1953
Right-half Phil Taylor played his 314th and final League game in our 5-2 defeat on Christmas Day, with Alan A’Court and Ray Lambert, from the spot, on target. He took over from Don Welsh as Manager in 1956. The reverse fixture went somewhat better the next day, ending in a goalless draw.

February 1938
We suffered another heavy defeat, with Jack Balmer netting our consolation in a 5-1 thumping.

February 1936
WG Richardson scored a hat-trick for the Baggies in their record League win over the reds, 6-1. Jack Balmer struck our goal.

September 1914
Another convincing defeat, this time 4-0.

January 1914
Robert McDougall scored the only goal of the game, on his reds debut. This was his only Liverpool goal, and he only played a further seven games for the reds.

September 1912
Inside-forward Arthur Metcalf made his reds bow in our 3-1 defeat, with Tom Miller on target.

April 1901
Our first game at The Hawthorns ended 1-0, with inside-right John Walker grabbing the only goal to help us towards our first League title.

September 1894
Our first trip to the Albion was to their old Stoney Lane ground and ended in a thumping 5-0 defeat.



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