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14th January


Souey’s debut
1978 - Graeme Souness made his reds bow as a David Johnson goal gave us victory at West Bromwich Albion.
1933 - We also travelled to the Baggies, losing 2-0 in our FA Cup Third Round tie. Billy Richardson bagged one of his nine goals against the reds, with Stan Wood netting the first of his five past us.

Ablett across the park
1992 - Gary Ablett was sold to Everton for £750,000 after one goal in 147 games for the reds. He had helped us to two League titles, FA Cup and FA Charity Shield and later won a second FA Cup during his time at Goodison.

Heading to Wembley
1981 – Ray Kennedy netted the only goal of the first leg of our League Cup Semi-final after a contested free-kick late on at a wet and windy Maine Road, with Manchester City’s Kevin Reeves earlier having a strike ruled out for an apparent handball. We drew the return to reach our second Final in the competition.

Beating Spurs
2006 - Harry Kewell volleyed the only goal of the game as Tottenham Hotspur left Anfield with their customary defeat. Paul Stalteri was sent off for the visitors, while Steven Warnock was completing his half century of reds games. The crowd of 44,983 was the largest to date since Anfield became an all-seater stadium.

Another debutant
1967 - Ian Ross debuted as a substitute for the injured Ian Callaghan in our 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday, after Peter Thompson had scored the only goal of the game.
1989 - We also visited Hillsborough, coming from 2-0 down to draw, with Steve Nicol and John Aldridge getting on the scoresheet within a minute of each other.

Hatters fail to show
1987 - Our FA Cup Third Round replay with Luton Town at Anfield was postponed after the Hatters failed to turn up on time! Although the country was suffering with bad weather, the Anfield pitch was deemed playable and Luton were informed that the match was definitely going ahead. However, they did not allow enough time to make the journey and so the game had to be called off, despite many of their fans managing to arrive. Things got even worse for Mark Lawrenson, who crashed his car driving home from Anfield after skidding on black ice. The game was eventually staged two weeks later, ending goalless after a full two hours, but we lost the second replay 3-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Ton up in the cup
1911 – Sam Bowyer’s second goal was our hundredth in the FA Cup as we beat Gainsborough Trinity 3-2 in a First Round tie at Anfield. Arthur Goddard added our third but, unfortunately, we were knocked out at Everton at the next hurdle.

Most recently
2018 – We beat Manchester City in a seven-goal thriller at Anfield, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handing us an early lead. Leroy Sané equalised before the break with one of his four goals past us to date, but Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah all struck during the second half as we led 4-1 with less than ten minutes remaining. Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gündogan then netted to ensure a nervy finish as we inflicted City’s first League defeat of the season on them.
2012 – We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Stoke City.

Management moves
1969 – Former reds skipper Sir Matt Busby announced that he would resign as Manchester United boss at the end of the season, which he did in June of that year after leading our deadly rivals to the European Cup, five League titles, two FA Cups and three FA Charity Shields.
1998 - Kenny Dalglish was appointed Manager of Newcastle United. He led the Toon to thirteenth place in his one full season in charge but was sacked just two unbeaten games into the following season.
2004 - Roy Hodgson was sacked as Manager of United Arab Emirates, having been in charge since April 2002.
2013 – Short-lived Assistant Manager Sean O’Driscoll was appointed Bristol City boss. He was sacked ten months later, having failed to keep them in the Championship followed by a poor start to the following campaign.

Five different competitions
We have played first-class fixtures in five different competitions on this day over the years.
1893 - Our first game came when we held West Manchester to a goalless draw in the Lancashire League.

We have also won three FA Cup games and one League Cup match on this day, and played eleven League matches, although we have only won four of these.
1986 - A brace from Ian Rush and a Mark Lawrenson goal handed us a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in the Screen Sport Super Cup. Kevin MacDonald broke his arm in a collision with Spurs’ Steve Perryman. However, he was back in action inside six weeks. Veteran keeper Pat Jennings played his final game for Spurs.

Alan’s last
1961 - Alan Arnell played his 75th and final reds game as we lost 3-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in a Second Division encounter, with Alan A’Court grabbing our consolation.

Smiling again
1922 - Forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers struck his fiftieth reds goal as we beat Bradford City 2-1 at Anfield on our way to our third League title. Dick Forshaw added our second as Dickie Bond struck the last of his four goals against the reds.
1928 – Chambers bagged his 151st and final reds strike, the only goal of our FA Cup Third Round meeting with Third Division North side Darlington at Anfield.

Rushie in red again
2003 - Ian Rush stepped out in Liverpool training gear for the first time in eight years, having been appointed as a part-time specialist striking coach. He said, “I will get as much satisfaction watching these lads score as I did when I was scoring myself.” However, he did not get the opportunity to do so for very long.

Old gold disappointment
We have twice played Wolverhampton Wanderers on this day in history, without winning.
1984 - Wolves won 1-0 despite being bottom of the table, thanks to an early Carl Mardenborough header, his only ever goal for the club, to secure victory at Anfield for the first time in 33 years.
1899 - We held them to a goalless draw at Molineux.

Beaten by the Trotters
We have twice faced Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park on this day in history, losing on each occasion.
1931 - We went down 2-0 when George Gibson and Harold Blackmore each struck one of their five goals against us.
1950 - Billy Liddell and Willie Fagan struck within a minute of each other as we were beaten 3-2.

On the move
2004 - David James joined Manchester City from West Ham United for £2m. He kept goal for them on a century of occasions before joining Portsmouth in August 2006.
2010 – Defender Jon Otsemobor joined Southampton on a free transfer from Norwich City, after two goals in 104 games for the Canaries.
2014 - Luis García retired from playing, although he returned to the game six months later with Indian Super League side Atlético de Kolkata.

Foy on target
2002 - Robbie Foy struck for Scotland Under-17’s as they won a friendly 2-0 in Malta.



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