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21st April


Clinching the title
1923 – We claimed the League title for the fourth time, retaining it from the previous season. Forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers netted in our 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town at Anfield, with George Brown bagging the first of his nine goals against the reds. Sunderland, our closest rivals, lost that day, leaving us five points clear with two games remaining.

1962 - We secured the Second Division title. A brace from winger Kevin Lewis gave us a 2-0 home win over Southampton, in what was Bill Shankly’s hundredth League game in charge. We had been outside the top flight for eight seasons.
1906 - We were presented with the League title at Anfield after becoming the first team to win the Second and First Division in consecutive seasons. Jack Parkinson struck twice in a 3-1 defeat of Sheffield United in our final League game of the campaign with Robbie Robinson also on target, while centre-half James Gorman made his reds bow.

Young champions
2006 - We won the FA Youth Cup for the second time in our history, losing the second leg 2-0 to Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, but triumphing 3-2 on aggregate. Future reds forward Daniel Sturridge struck both the goals.

Final outings
1928 - Legendary right-back Ephraim Longworth played his 370th and final reds game as we lost 2-0 at Birmingham City. This came more than seventeen and a half years after his debut! John Bradford netted two of his fifteen goals past us.
1999 – Keeper David James made his 277th and last reds appearance in our 1-0 home defeat by Leicester City, with ex-Evertonian Ian Marshall netting the last-minute winner.

Luis makes his mark
2013 – We drew 2-2 with Chelsea at Anfield, with Oscar opening the scoring for the visitors before the break with a header from a corner. Daniel Sturridge equalised after having already hit the post since coming off the bench at half time. Eden Hazard converted a penalty after Luis Suárez handballed in the area, one of his five goals past us to date. Suárez then headed in a stoppage-time equaliser. However, headlines were dominated by Suárez biting Branislav Ivanović’s arm as they challenged for a ball in the area, an offence for which he was later banned for ten matches.

Also recently
2003 - Two late, late goals snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat at home to Charlton Athletic. Shaun Bartlett had put the Addicks ahead after Djimi Traoré’s slip. However, Sami Hyypiä and Steven Gerrard scored inside the last five minutes to keep us on course for the Champions League, although we fell at the final hurdle.
2007 - Pepe Reina made his hundredth reds appearance with John Arne Riise playing his 300th game as we beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 at Anfield to guarantee a top-four finish in the League that season. Dirk Kuyt struck both our goals.

A treble for Clem
1976 - Keeper Ray Clemence bagged a hat-trick that included two penalties as we lost 6-5 in a testimonial for Ray Mathias played at Tranmere Rovers. David Fairclough and Ray Kennedy also struck.

A derby treble
1916 - Fred Pagnam scored a hat-trick, with two coming from the spot, as we beat Everton 5-2 in a Wartime League match at Anfield, with William Banks and Dave Watson also on target.
1917 - We were trounced 5-0 at Anfield in another wartime meeting.

Other derby days
2000 - We were held to a goalless draw at Goodison, with referee Graham Poll ruling out a last-minute Don Hutchison winner for the Blues.
1948 - We secured a much better result when we beat the Blues 4-0 at Anfield, with outside-left Ken Brierley bagging the first of his eight reds goals and Albert Stubbins, Billy Liddell and Jack Balmer also netting.

Gordon again
1934 – Gordon Hodgson scored in the fifth of six consecutive games, converting a spot-kick as we won 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, with Alf Hanson bagging the winner in the final minute.

Four goals again
1990 - We have netted four goals in a League game on this day more recently than the derby thrashing. We beat Chelsea 4-1 at Anfield, with goals from Ronnie Rosenthal, Ian Rush and a Steve Nicol brace, with Kerry Dixon bagging a late consolation, one of his seven goals past us. Alan Hansen played his 620th and final reds game.
1951 - We also played Chelsea, losing 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to a Bobby Smith goal.

Trounced
1894 – We lost 8-1 at Darwen in a Palatine League game, with Arthur Worgan on target for what was in fact our reserves outfit.

Disappointment against the Geordies
We have twice faced Newcastle United in the First Division on this day in history, without winning.
1930 - We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield with Charlie Thompson making the first of just six reds appearances.
1973 - We lost 2-1 at St. James’ Park thanks to a John Tudor brace, two of his five goals against the reds, when future Toon star Kevin Keegan bagged our consolation.

A treble for Dioufy
2001 - El-Hadji Diouf bagged all the goals as Senegal beat Algeria 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Dakar.

Player of the year
2011 - Raúl Meireles won the ESPN PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: Premier League, following a recent run of five goals in six games.

Crazy Horse twice for England
1970 - Emlyn Hughes won his fifth full international cap as England beat Northern Ireland 3-1 at Wembley in the British International Championships, in what was Bobby Charlton’s hundredth international.
1971 - Crazy Horse won his ninth cap, as they beat Greece 3-0 in a European Championships qualifier at the same venue. Meanwhile, future red Peter Cormack played in Scotland’s 2-0 qualifying defeat by Portugal in Lisbon.

Young red on target
2004 - Young red Conal Platt scored for the Republic of Ireland Under-18’s as they beat Turkey 2-1 in a tournament game in Portugal.



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