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On this day in Liverpool history - 13th December
Friday, 13th December 2013

One reds legend for another

1980 - Ian Rush made his reds bow, replacing Kenny Dalglish who was missing his first League game after 147 consecutive appearances. We drew 1-1 at Ipswich Town with substitute Jimmy Case on target, and Alan Brazil netting for the home side.

           

Red awards

1998 - Michael Owen was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year, following his breathtaking arrival on the international scene at that summer’s World Cup in France.

2006 - Council members voted unanimously to award Steven Gerrard the Honorary Freeman of Knowsley Borough, the first time anyone had been so honoured since 1988, and only the fourth person ever to be granted it.

           

Red birthdays

1972 – Damien Comolli was born in Béziers in France. He was appointed Director of Football Strategy in November 2010, and promoted to Director of Football four months later, but left by mutual consent in April 2012.

1950 – Winger Peter Spiring was born in Glastonbury. He signed from Bristol City for £60,000 in March 1973, but only made it as far as the first-team bench on two occasions, without making it onto the field. He left for Luton Town in November 1974, later establishing himself at Hereford United.

           

Beating Boro

We have twice beaten Middlesbrough at Anfield in the top flight on this day in history.

1913 - Tom Miller and Tommy Gracie netted as we won 2-1, with George Elliott scoring one of his eight goals against the reds.

1919 - Harry Chambers grabbed the only goal of the game.

           

Up against Spurs

We have twice visited White Hart Lane on this day in history.

1975 - Kevin Keegan, Jimmy Case, Phil Neal and Steve Heighway all struck as we won 4-0, with Heighway playing his 200th League game for the club.

1924 - Dick Forshaw was on the scoresheet as we drew 1-1, the seventh of eight consecutive games in which he was on target. This was Spurs’ hundredth top-flight stalemate.

           

Beaten twice by the Mancs

Manchester United have twice left Anfield with all the points on this day in history.

1952 - Billy Liddell was on target as we were ahead at half time before going on to lose 2-1. Stan Pearson struck one of his eleven goals against the reds, with John Aston also on target.

1969 - Emlyn Hughes grabbed our consolation as we were thumped 4-1, with Ron Yeats putting through his own net. Roger Hunt made his 492nd and final reds appearance in this game. Bobby Charlton bagged one of his four goals past us, with Willie Morgan and Ian Ure also scoring.

           

Another European win

1972 - Phil Boersma netted in the opening minute with Steve Heighway and John Toshack also striking as we beat Dynamo Berlin 3-1 at Anfield in the Third Round of the UEFA Cup, after a goalless first leg in East Germany. Boersma’s strike was our quickest in Europe until Joe Cole’s goal against Steaua Bucureşti at Anfield in September 2010.

           

King Kenny back at Anfield

1992 - Kenny Dalglish returned to Anfield as visiting Manager for the first time, with substitute Mark Walters netting a brace either side of a stunning Alan Shearer volley, one of his eight goals past us, as we beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1, our first goals from off the bench in the newly-renamed Premier League.

           

Carra errs again

2008 - Jamie Carragher struck his seventh own goal for the reds, a club record, as Hull City held us to a 2-2 draw at Anfield. The Tigers took a surprise lead when defender Paul McShane headed in before we went two behind. Steven Gerrard bagged a brace before the break, but we were unable to find a winner. His second strike was our 600th at home in the Premier League.

           

Starting and ending in the far east

1981 - Craig Johnston made his first reds start as a Zico-inspired Flamengo beat us 3-0 in the World Club Championship in Tokyo’s National Stadium. Ray Kennedy made his 393rd and final reds appearance in this game. Nunes bagged a brace, with Adilio also on target.

           

Goalscoring firsts

2000 - Two reds substitutes scored in the same domestic game for the first time, with Michael Owen and Nick Barmby both netting as we beat Fulham 3-0 in a League Cup Fifth Round tie after extra time, on our way to winning the trophy for the eighth time. Vladimír Šmicer bagged his first goal at Anfield to complete the scoring.

           

Red trebles

1941 - James McIntosh scored a hat-trick, his first reds goals, as we beat Tranmere Rovers 7-2 in a Wartime League game. Dicky Dorsett and Len Carney both added braces.

           

Disappointment against the Gunners

2009 – Arsenal won 2-1 at Anfield as we scored in a new club record nineteenth consecutive home Premier League game. Dirk Kuyt gave us a deserved first-half lead but Glen Johnson handed the initiative to the visitors with an unlucky own goal after the break. Andriy Arshavin bagged the winner the most recent of his five strikes past us, as Fábio Aurélio played his hundredth reds game.

1930 - Right-half Tom Morrison grabbed his first reds goal, in the opening minute of our 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Anfield, with the Gunners going on to claim the League title for the first time that season. David Jack struck one of his nine goals against the reds.

           

Jim’s century

1947 – Full-back Jim Harley played his hundredth League game for the reds as we won 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Albert Stubbins and Jack Balmer on target.

           

Czech out Vlad’s double

1997 - Future red Vladimír Šmicer bagged both the Czech Republic’s goals as they drew with South Africa in a Confederations Cup game in Saudi Arabia.

           

Failing at Anfield

1995 - Phil Babb, Jason McAteer and ex-red John Aldridge all played as the Republic of Ireland lost 2-0 to the Netherlands in a Euro ’96 play-off at Anfield. Patrick Kluivert netted both goals in Jack Charlton’s last game as Ireland boss.

           

Young deity on target in L4

1994 - Robbie Fowler came off the bench to score for England B as they beat the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in a friendly at Anfield. Neil Ruddock skippered a side that also included David James, Jamie Redknapp, John Scales and future red Nick Barmby, while Phil Babb, ex-red Ronnie Whelan and future red Jason McAteer all played for the Irish. Also in international action that day was future reds midfielder Jean-Michel Ferri.

           

On the move

1996 - Reserves defender and Phil’s son, Ashley Neal joined Huddersfield Town on a free transfer. He did not make a first-team appearance for the Terriers, before joining Peterborough United on non-contract terms three months later.

 

2002 – Keeper Brad Jones joined Stockport County on loan from Middlesbrough. He only played once for the Hatters in his one month at Edgeley Park.

2012 – He signed a new contract at Anfield, having signed from Boro for £2.3m in August 2010. He has so far made nineteen senior appearances for the reds.

           

Beating Austria

1933 – Sam English bagged a treble as we defeated the Austrian national side 4-2 at Anfield, with Berry Nieuwenhuys also netting. They were a very fine side at the time, finishing fourth in the World Cup Finals in Italy the following summer.



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