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Liverpool v Southampton (28/12/2004) - Down Memory Lane
Monday, 27th December 2004
YNWA takes a look back at memorable visits from Southampton over the years as we prepare to entertain the Saints on Bank Holiday Tuesday for their 37th time in the League. So far our record reads 23 wins, nine draws and just four defeats.

December 2003
We lost 2-1 with Emile Heskey netting our consolation.

August 2002
New signing El-Hadji Diouf bagged a brace in our 3-0 win, with a late Danny Murphy penalty completing the scoring.

May 2000
David Thompson played his final reds game as Southampton held us to a goalless draw.

January 1999
Robbie Fowler scored a hat-trick in our record Premiership win, 7-1. Michael Owen, Dominic Matteo, David Thompson and even Jamie Carragher were also on target. Future loanee Paul Jones was in the Saints’ goal.
February 1998
Michael Owen bagged a brace as we lost 3-2.

September 1996
Patrik Berger made his reds bow as Graeme Souness made his first return to Anfield since his spell in charge. It was an unhappy visit, as goals from Steve McManaman and Stan Collymore handed us a 2-1 win.

April 1995
Our 3-1 win was spoiled by the fact that left-back Stig Inge Bjørnebye broke his leg. Ian Rush struck a brace with Robbie Fowler adding a penalty.

October 1993
Robbie Fowler scored his first League hat-trick in our 4-2 win, with Ian Rush also on the scoresheet.

September 1992
Mark Wright scored his first reds goal, against one of his former clubs, as the Saints held us to a 1-1 draw.

March 1990
Ronnie Rosenthal debuted as we won 3-2, thanks to strikes from John Barnes and Ian Rush, and a Russell Osman own goal.

January 1989
Bruce Grobbelaar returned to the side after recovering from meningitis, with lookey-likey strike pairing John Aldridge and Ian Rush netting in a 2-0 win.

February 1987
John Aldridge bagged his first reds goal on his home debut as we won 1-0.

November 1984
Jim Beglin made his reds bow, as we drew 1-1, with Ian Rush on target.

September 1982
Terry McDermott made his final League appearance, as a substitute in our 5-0 trouncing of the Saints. Ronnie Whelan and Mark Lawrenson both bagged braces, with Graeme Souness also scoring.

November 1981
We suffered one of our rare defeats in this fixture, this time by 1-0.

April 1962
We clinched the Second Division title with a 2-0 win, thanks to a brace from Kevin Lewis.

August 1960
The Saints paid their first League visit to Anfield, winning 1-0. Right-half Gordon Milne made his reds bow, while legend Billy Liddell was playing his 492nd and final League game.



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