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On this day in Liverpool history - 26th August
Monday, 26th August 2013

Another super win

2005 - We fell behind to a goal from CSKA Moskva’s Velizar Dimitrov in Monaco, but a brace from substitute Djibril Cissé and a Luis García strike secured us the UEFA Super Cup for the third time, 3-1 after extra time, as we reached a century of goals under the stewardship of Rafael Benítez. The cup was lifted by stand-in skipper Jamie Carragher.

           

Danny’s wonder goal

2006 - Daniel Agger scored his first reds goal, a superb long range effort to level the scores in our 2-1 home defeat of West Ham United after Bobby Zamora had put the Hammers ahead in our fiftieth League meeting at Anfield. Dirk Kuyt made his debut as a second-half substitute after Peter Crouch had handed us the lead on the stroke of half time.

1972 - We also entertained the Irons, winning 3-2. Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson bagged a brace for the visitors, two of his five goals against the reds, with the scores levelled by John Toshack and then a Bobby Ferguson own goal before Emlyn Hughes grabbed the winner.

           

Most recently

2012 – We were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield by the reigning champions Manchester City, with Lucas having to go off early with a thigh injury. Martin Škrtel opened the scoring with a header, with Yaya Touré equalising before a Luis Suárez free-kick put us back in front. However, Carlos Tévez capitalised on a slack Škrtel back-pass to hand the visitors a share of the spoils. Andy Carroll made his 58th and last reds appearance, from off the bench.

           

A Hardy youngster

1882 - Legendary keeper Sam Hardy was born in Newbold, Chesterfield. He signed from his hometown club for £340 in May 1905 and helped us to our second League title in his first season, going on to make 240 appearances before joining Aston Villa for £1,500 in May 1912.

1945 - Full-back Tom Lowry was born in Liverpool. He signed pro terms in April 1963 but only ever played one first-team game, when Bill Shankly fielded a team of eleven reserves in our League match at Wolverhampton Wanderers, which came only five days before the 1965 FA Cup Final. He moved on to Crewe Alexandra in June 1966, going on to set their club record of 436 League appearances that stands to this day.

           

Arrivederci

2011 - Alberto Aquilani joined AC Milan on loan, having spent the previous campaign with Juventus. He netted once in 25 games for the Rossoneri, before being sold to Fiorentina earlier this month.

           

Turkish delight

2010 - We won 2-1 at Trabzonspor in the second leg of our UEFA Europa League Play-off, to reach the group stage 3-1 on aggregate as Roy Hodgson achieved his fourth straight European victory. Teófilo Gutiérrez netted for the home side early on, before a late Remzi Giray Kaçar own goal and Dirk Kuyt strike handed us victory on the night.

           

Billy again

1959 – Billy Liddell bagged a brace in our 4-2 Second Division defeat of Bristol City at Anfield, thus scoring in his fifteenth consecutive season, a club record. Jimmy Melia converted a penalty with Alan A’Court also on target. John Atyeo bagged the last of his five goals against the reds, with Jimmy Rogers also on the scoresheet for the visitors.

           

Outside the Shankly Gates

1982 - Nessie Shankly officially opened the Shankly Gates at Anfield.

           

Trebles all round

1967 - Tony Hateley scored a hat-trick, his first reds goals that included a penalty, in our 6-0 thumping of Newcastle United. Emlyn Hughes also struck for the first time for the reds in the same game, with a Roger Hunt brace completing the scoring.

1953 - We also entertained the Geordies, with Kevin Baron on target twice in our 2-2 draw.

           

1961 - Hunt bagged a treble as we thumped Leeds United 5-0 at Anfield, our record equal victory over the Yorkshiremen. Kevin Lewis, with a penalty, and Jimmy Melia struck our others. We were promoted back to the top flight at the end of the season.

1922 - Centre-forward Dick Johnson struck a hat-trick in our 5-2 opening day defeat of Arsenal at Anfield in sweltering conditions. Tom Bromilow and Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers scored the other goals. A Kop-style banner was unveiled that day to celebrate our two-in-a-row title success the previous season.

           

Double debuts

1933 - Forward Sam English and full-back Ben Dabbs both made their reds debuts in our 3-2 opening day defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Our goals came from Dave Wright and a Gordon Hodgson penalty. Future red Billy Harthill scored, with Charlie Phillips and Billy Barraclough also on target.

           

Thumping City

1978 - Graeme Souness struck twice as we won 4-1 at Manchester City, with Ray Kennedy and Kenny Dalglish also on target, although City hit both the crossbar and post. Brian Kidd struck one of his six goals past the reds.

           

A half century

2000 - Michael Owen netted his 49th and fiftieth League goals, in his 98th appearance, although we ended up drawing 3-3 with Southampton in our last game at The Dell, having led 3-0 with just seventeen minutes remaining. The brace took Owen to seven goals in as many games against the Saints. Sami Hyypiä grabbed our other goal. Marian Pahars netted twice with Tahar El Khalej also on target for the home side.

           

Digger’s ton

1995 - John Barnes’ second goal in our 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur was his hundredth reds strike, while Robbie Fowler netted his fiftieth reds goal. Digger also struck an own goal past David James in this match, which was our 500th away victory in the top flight. Colin Calderwood bagged the home side’s late consolation.

           

Thumping wins

1950 - Billy Liddell and Albert Stubbins were both on target twice as we beat Sunderland 4-0 at Anfield.

1985 - Ian Rush bagged a brace with Steve Nicol, Jan Mølby and Craig Johnston also on the scoresheet as Ipswich Town left L4 having lost 5-0.

           

Leeds, Leeds, Leeds

We have faced Leeds United at Elland Road three times on this day in history, winning on two occasions.

1964 - Roger Hunt struck as we lost 4-2. Gordon Milne’s penalty was saved by Gary Sprake but Milne reacted quickly and scored from the rebound. Ron Yeats scored an own goal, with Don Weston netting the last of his four goals past us, with Billy Bremner and Johnny Giles each bagging one of their five strikes against the reds.

1975 - Ray Kennedy netted in a 3-0 win, with Ian Callaghan grabbing a late brace, with Brian Hall playing his 200th reds game.

1997 - Steve McManaman bagged his fiftieth reds goal and Karlheinz Riedle struck his first for the club to secure a 2-0 victory.

           

Starting off badly

1939 - We lost 2-1 at Sheffield United as we started off the soon-to-be-aborted season. Jimmy McInnes grabbed our goal.

           

On the move

2007 - Argentine centre-back Gabriel Paletta left Anfield to join Boca Juniors. He had signed from Club Atlético Banfield for £2m just a year earlier and made only eight senior appearances, netting once.

2003 - Reserves keeper Pegguy Arphexad joined Gary McAllister’s Coventry City having been released by the reds the month before. He made just five appearances for the Sky Blues before his contract expired in July 2004.

           

1999 - Steve Harkness joined Blackburn Rovers from SL Benfica for £400,000, less than six months and nine League games after leaving Anfield for Portugal. He played 21 times in his one season at Ewood Park, before joining Sheffield Wednesday.

2008 – Ex-reserves defender Andrew Nicholas joined Rotherham United from Swindon Town on a free transfer. He played 37 times for the Millers before joining Barrow in 2010.

1994 – Current Under-13’s Coach Mike Sheron joined Norwich City from Manchester City for £1m, scoring seven times in 38 games before moving to Stoke City in October 1995.

           

The Wright start

1980 - Mark Wright signed professionally for Oxford United. He made only twelve appearances for the U’s without scoring before joining Southampton in March 1982 for £80,000.

           

Milne for England

1971 - 1960’s reds right-half Gordon Milne was appointed Manager of England Youth.

           

Vlad on target

1997 - Future red Vladimír Šmicer scored as the Czech Republic lost 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Slovakia.

           

God the father

1999 - Robbie Fowler’s future wife Kerrie gave birth to their first daughter, Madison, at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

           

Ged in charge

1992 - Gérard Houllier took charge of his first senior international game as France lost 2-0 to Brazil in a friendly in Paris. On the same day, future red Torben Piechnik won his first cap as a F.C. København player, as Denmark were held to a goalless draw in a World Cup qualifier in Latvia.



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