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10th April


Red beginnings
1942 - The legendary Ian Callaghan was born in Toxteth. He signed professional terms in March 1960 and made a record 857 reds appearances, bagging 68 goals while helping us to five League titles, two FA Cups, one European Cup, two UEFA Cups, UEFA Super Cup and three FA Charity Shields, as well as winning the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award in 1973/74.
1982 – Senegalese winger Sadio Mané was born in Sédhiou. He signed from Southampton for an initial £30m in June 2016, so far netting 29 times in 64 outings.

1930 - Keeper Tommy Younger was born in Edinburgh. He arrived from Hibernian in June 1956 for £9,000 and made 127 reds appearances, as well as winning 24 caps for Scotland. He returned north of the border after three years at Anfield to join Falkirk, and later became the President of the Scottish FA. He died in January 1984.
1926 – Defender Bert Shears played the first of his sixteen reds games as we won 1-0 at Bury thanks to a late Harry Chambers goal.
1908 – Forward Charlie Hewitt was born in Greatham. He signed from Tottenham Hotspur for £75 in May 1907, bagging six goals in sixteen outings before joining West Bromwich Albion for the same fee the following April.

Digger honoured
1988 - John Barnes was named the PFA Player of the Year, with Steve McMahon and Peter Beardsley rounding out the top three, and Alan Hansen also nominated in the shortlist of six contenders.

Beating the Potters
2016 – We thumped Stoke City 4-1 at Anfield, with Albert Moreno and Daniel Sturridge netting either side of Bojan Krkić’s headed goal before the break. Divock Origi bagged a second-half brace.
1971 - Peter Thompson struck the only goal of our top-flight trip to City’s old Victoria Ground stadium.

Another keeper walks
2012 – Maxi Rodríguez scored his last two reds goals as we raced into a two-goal lead at Blackburn Rovers. However, following Pepe Reina’s dismissal in the previous game, his stand-in Alexander Doni was then sent off, with Brad Jones coming on to save a Yakubu penalty with his first touch, although he then drew the home side level with a brace that included another spot kick. Andy Carroll headed in a stoppage-time winner. Before being replaced by Jones, right-back Jon Flanagan came up against his uncle, Bradley Orr, in this fixture!

1936 - We drew 2-2 at Ewood Park with Matt Busby grabbing the first of his three reds goals and Fred Howe also on the scoresheet.
1948 - Albert Stubbins and Jack Balmer struck as we won 2-1 at the same venue.

Mixed European semi-final fortunes
1973 - Left-back Alec Lindsay grabbed the only goal of the game in our UEFA Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield with Brian Hall hitting the bar. We lost the second leg 2-1 but progressed to the Final on the away goals rule.
1985 – We thumped Greek champions Panathinaikos 4-0 at Anfield en route to our fifth European Cup Final in nine years. Ian Rush bagged a brace to add to goals from John Wark and Jim Beglin, his first senior strike.
1997 - Less happily, we were comprehensively beaten 3-0 in the first leg at Paris Saint-Germain in the European Cup Winners’ Cup with keeper David James playing his 200th reds game.

Tonking City
1982 - Sammy Lee, Craig Johnston, Alan Kennedy and Ian Rush all netted as we thumped Manchester City 5-0 at Maine Road, with Phil Neal scoring from the spot.

Debuting on both sides
1920 - Ephraim Longworth made his England debut as they beat Scotland 5-4 at Hillsborough in the British International Championships. Clubmate Tom Miller debuted for the away side, winning his only cap as a reds player and bagging a brace, his only international goals. Fellow red Kenny Campbell played in goal for the Scots with ex-red Sam Hardy in the England goal for the 21st and final time.

A tarnished halo
1998 - Michael Owen was sent off shortly after equalising at Old Trafford with his twentieth goal of the season in a 1-1 League draw with Manchester United. Ronny Johnsen had struck for the home side.

Derby despair
We have twice faced Everton on this day in history, without winning.
1903 - We were held to a goalless top-flight draw at Anfield.
1944 – We lost 3-0 in a Wartime League match that also counted for the Liverpool Cup.

Twice against the Rams
We have faced Derby County twice in top-flight matches on this day in history.
1914 - We beat the Rams at Anfield with William Banks bagging the only goal of the game.
1920 - We lost 3-0 at the Baseball Ground, with Noah Burton bagging a brace and Harry Leonard converting a penalty. Full-back William Jenkinson played the last of his thirteen senior reds games.

Beating Wolves
We have twice beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in First Division fixtures on this day in history.
1937 - Berry Nieuwenhuys struck at Anfield.
a1979 - Alan Hansen headed his first League goal at Molineux in a mud-bath. Both sides had good penalty shouts turned down.

Four for Willie
1943 - Willie Fagan scored four goals as we thumped Chester 5-2 in a Wartime League match at their Moss Road Ground that also counted for the Lancashire Cup, with Jack Balmer also on target.

Defensive farewells
1909 – Half-back Jimmy Hughes made the last of his fifteen senior appearances in our 2-1 home defeat by The Wednesday, with right-half Bobby Robinson on target.
1950 – Frank Christie played his fourth and final reds game as we lost 1-0 at home to Burnley in a First Division encounter.

Lucas signs on
2013 – Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva signed a new contract. He has so far notched just seven times in 340 senior outings since signing from Grêmio for a reported £5m in May 2007.

The Saint steps down
1965 - Ian St. John won his 21st and final Scotland cap, netting in a 2-2 draw with England in the British International Championships at Wembley. Clubmate Peter Thompson was in the home side.

On the move
2014 – Ex-loanee midfielder Nuri Şahin returned to Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund from Real Madrid for a reported €7m, after a successful loan spell.
2012 – It was announced that Mohamed Salah would sign for Basel from El Mokawloon El Arab the following June.



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