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15th January


Carra’s 500
2008 - Jamie Carragher was applauded onto the pitch by a guard of honour before making his 500th appearance for the club, skippering the side to a 5-0 thumping of Luton Town in our FA Cup Third Round replay at Anfield. Steven Gerrard scored a hat-trick, including a swerving 30-yard strike to complete his treble, after Ryan Babel had opened the scoring on the stroke of half time. Sami Hyypiä also netted, with ex-red Don Hutchison among the visitors’ ranks.

In comes Redders
1991 - Jamie Redknapp signed from Bournemouth for £350,000, going on to strike 41 times in 308 first-team appearances. Although he only won one winners’ medal in his time at Anfield, the Coca Cola Cup in 1995, he was a popular member of the squad, and was club captain during the historic treble season eight years ago, going up to lift the FA Cup at the Millennium Stadium with Robbie Fowler. He moved on to Tottenham Hotspur in a free transfer in April 2002, retiring from football in the summer of 2005 after a brief spell at Southampton.

Cup disaster
1959 - We were knocked out of the FA Cup by non-League opposition for the third and most recent time. Geoff Twentyman scored from the spot late on as we lost 2-1 at Worcester City from the Southern League in the Third Round, with the legendary Billy Liddell missing his first FA Cup tie for the reds, after playing all forty previous post-war ties. The game had been postponed from the previous Saturday to be played on a Thursday at 2pm, and eight of the home side had been to work that morning. Tommy Skuse had opened the scoring after just ten minutes after a poor John Molyneux back-pass, with Dick White turning a Harry Knowles cross into his own net to double the home side’s lead, shortly after Twentyman had struck the angle of crossbar and post.

Double debutants
2005 - Fernando Morientes and Mauricio Pellegrino both made their reds bows as we lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United thanks to Jerzy Dudek letting a Wayne Rooney strike evade his grasp, the first of his five strikes past us to date. Wes Brown was sent off for a second bookable offence, but we were unable to make the break through.
1927 - We also faced United, when Dick Forshaw’s 124th and final reds goal handed us victory at Old Trafford.

Most recently
2017 – We drew 1-1 at Manchester United, with James Milner putting us ahead from the spot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic heading in an equaliser late on.

Happy birthdays
1979 - Antonio Núñez was born in Madrid. He arrived at Anfield as part of the deal that took Michael Owen to Real Madrid in August 2004 and made 27 appearances, scoring his only goal in the Carling Cup Final. He was sold to Real Club Celta de Vigo in July 2005.
1981 - El-Hadji Diouf was born in Dakar, Senegal. He was signed from Racing Club de Lens for £10m in June 2002, playing eighty games but scoring just six times. He joined Bolton Wanderers for £4.5m in June 2005 after a season-long loan.

1983 - Jermaine Pennant was born in Nottingham. He arrived at Anfield in July 2006 for £6.7m after Birmingham City were relegated, hitting the target just three times in 81 reds games, helping us to reach the Champions League Final in his first season, although he left for Real Zaragoza in July 2009 after a five-month loan spell with Portsmouth.
1998 – Academy midfielder Adam Phillips was born in Garstang, Lancashire. He was called up to the first-team squad for the 2014/15 pre-season, featuring for the first team at Brøndby IF in July 2014.

RIP George
1950 - Scottish international inside-right George Livingstone died. He bagged four goals in 32 games after signing from Celtic in May 1902, moving on to Manchester City a year later.

Dicks off the mark
1994 – Julian Dicks bagged the first of his three reds goals in our 3-0 win at Oldham Athletic, with Robbie Fowler and Jamie Redknapp also netting.

Mixed fortunes against the Baggies
We have faced West Bromwich Albion three times on this day.
1977 - A long-range David Fairclough goal was not enough to deliver victory as Albion left Anfield with a point.
1983 - An Ian Rush strike was sufficient for us to win at The Hawthorns.
1966 - We drew 2-2 at Anfield with Gordon Milne netting and Gerry Byrne grabbing his fourth and final reds goal. Tony Brown struck one of his eight goals against the reds, with John Kaye bagging the last of his four past us.

Robins in the cup
We have twice faced Bristol City in the First Round of the FA Cup on this day in history.
1910 - We lost 2-0 at Ashton Gate with Andy Burton netting the last of his four goals past us, and Willis Rippon bagging one of his three against the reds.
1913 - We won 3-0 at Anfield, when Billy Lacey and Ernest Peake were on the scoresheet with Arthur Goddard netting from the spot. Unfortunately, we were knocked out by Newcastle United in the Third Round that season.

A win at the Vicarage
2000 - Goals from David Thompson and Czech mates Patrik Berger and Vladimír Šmicer helped us to squeeze out Watford 3-2 at Vicarage Road, to avenge their win at Anfield earlier that season. Our third goal, Šmicer’s first reds strike, was our hundredth in all competitions under Gérard Houllier's sole charge.

Reds on the way out
2004 - Grégory Vignal completed a loan move to Spanish La Liga strugglers R.C.D. Espanyol. On the same day, Finnish reserves striker Daniel Sjölund finally signed up permanently with Swedish side Djurgårdens IF. He had arrived at Anfield from West Ham United as part of the deal that took Rigobert Song in the opposite direction in November 2000, but never managed to make a first-team appearance for the reds.
2015 - Stephen Warnock joined Derby County from Leeds United. He was sent off on his debut, making thirty appearances before joining Wigan Athletic in May 2016.

Hunt’s farewell
1969 - Roger Hunt won his 34th and final cap for England as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Romania in a friendly at Wembley Stadium.
1958 – Alan A’Court played for England Under-23’s as they beat Scotland 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Macca out and then back in
2004 - Steve McMahon resigned as Manager of Blackpool and then withdrew his resignation on the same day. He remained in the job until May of the same year.

Young Jack
2005 - Future reds centre-back Jack Hobbs became Lincoln City’s youngest-ever player, aged sixteen years and 149 days, appearing in their 1-1 League Two draw with Bristol Rovers at Sincil Bank.

Loan moves
2004 - Andy Parkinson, who was in the victorious FA Youth Cup squad in 1996, joined Notts County on loan from Sheffield United, notching three times in five games in this first spell at Meadow Lane.
2009 - Darren Potter joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He netted twice in seventeen outings before moving permanently six months later.

More internationals in action
1994 – Future red Øyvind Leonhardsen played as Norway lost 2-1 to the USA in Phoenix.
2000 – Future red Fábio Aurélio played in an unofficial international as Brazil beat Costa Rica 4-1 in Maringá.
2007 - Future red Lucas Leiva was booked as Brazil Under-20’s held the host nation Paraguay to a 1-1 draw in a Sudamericano Sub-20 “Juventud de América” group game.
2015 – Kolo Touré featured for Ivory Coast as they lost a friendly 2-0 to Sweden in Abu Dhabi.
2017 – Sadio Mané scored from the spot as Senegal beat Tunisia 2-0 in an African Cup of Nations group game in Gabon.



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