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17th January


A treble for the King
1978 - Kenny Dalglish scored a hat-trick as we won 3-1 at Wrexham in a Fifth Round League Cup tie. We went all the way to the Final that season, for the first time, where we lost to Nottingham Forest after a replay. Phil Thompson debuted his dodgy perm in this game!

Happy birthday Al
1983 - Álvaro Arbeloa was born in Salamanca. He signed from Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña for £2.64m in January 2007, and featured 98 times across the defence, as well as notching two goals. He returned to his native Spain to sign for Real Madrid for £3.5m in July 2009.

New signings
2000 - Markus Babbel signed a pre-contract agreement to join the reds from Bayern München that summer. He became a vital member of the treble-winning team, until he was struck down by Guillain-Barré syndrome.
2009 – Swedish reserves midfielder Alexander Kačaniklić signed professional terms, although he failed to make the first team before moving to Fulham as part of the Paul Konchesky deal in August 2010.

A thousand up
1925 - We played our 1,000th League game, with Frank Roberts scoring four times for Manchester City, the last of his six past us, as they trounced us 5-0 at Maine Road. Max Woosnam netted the other goal.
Our other two meetings with City on this day in history both resulted in 1-0 away wins.
1987 - Ian Rush struck at Maine Road.
1953 - We were beaten at Anfield, with Bobby Cunliffe on target.

Jonah’s farewell
2004 - Paul Jones played his second and final reds game as we lost 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur. A Harry Kewell strike was not enough to give us any points after Igor Bišcan had given away a penalty, netted by future red Robbie Keane, the first of his five goals against us, and a second Spurs goal from Helder Postiga, his only Premiership strike.

Most recently
2016 – We lost to Manchester United with Wayne Rooney grabbing the only goal of the game, United’s hundredth at Anfield, one of his seven past us to date.
2015 – Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert both bagged their last reds goals as we won 2-0 at Aston Villa.

More happy birthdays
1985 - Defender Arnaud Bühler was born in Baulmes. He apparently signed for the reds in summer 2003, spending most of his career in his native Switzerland.
1978 - Ex-reserves defender Frode Kippe was born in Oslo. He made just two first-team appearances while at Anfield, both from off the bench in the Worthington Cup, moving to Lillestrøm back in his native Norway in February 2002.
1882 – Left-half Samuel Hignett was born in Liverpool. He only made one senior appearance, in a 1-0 home victory over Sunderland in October 1907 after arriving from a local side in April 1905. He left the club in January 1911.

Tiny’s last goal
1934 - Centre-half Tom ‘Tiny’ Bradshaw netted his fourth and final reds goal, a late leveller in our FA Cup Third Round replay at Fulham. Alf Hanson had also scored as the game ended 2-2 after ninety minutes, with Syd Roberts grabbing our extra-time winner.

John’s bow
1903 – Forward John Carlin played his first reds game as we lost 1-0 at Stoke in a First Division encounter.

Big Cup win
1923 - We thumped the Gunners 4-1 at Highbury in an FA Cup First Round replay after the first game at Anfield had ended goalless four days earlier. Harry Chambers bagged a brace, with Donald Mackinlay converting a penalty. Dick Johnson also struck when Arsenal’s keeper Jock Robson was chased by a stray dog while carrying the ball, kicking it straight to Johnson! Reds keeper Elisha Scott saved a spot-kick from Robert Turnbull, who had previously headed in for the home side.

Moving on
2003 - Bernard Diomède joined AC Ajaccio on loan, two and a half years and just five appearances after signing from Auxerre for £3m.
2015 – Spanish midfielder Suso left Anfield to sign for AC Milan, after one goal in 21 reds games. On the same day, reserves right-back Connor Randall joined Shrewsbury Town on loan, although he only made one substitute appearance for the Shrews.
2018 – Serbian midfielder Marko Grujić joined Cardiff City on loan, netting once in fourteen outings as the Bluebirds secured promotion to the Premier League.

Derby despair
1914 - Everton left Anfield with a 2-1 Wartime League win with Arthur Metcalf grabbing our consolation.

Gary’s farewell
2012 – Gary Ablett’s funeral took place at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, following his sad death aged just 46.

Reds in trouble
2011 - Ryan Babel was fined £10,000 after admitting an FA charge for improper conduct relating to tweeting about referee Howard Webb after the recent FA Cup defeat at Manchester United.
2018 – Right-back Jon Flanagan was sentenced to unpaid work and a community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

Joy against the Blades
We have twice faced Sheffield United in First Division matches on this day in history, without being beaten.
1920 - Tom Miller and Harry Lewis netted as we won 2-0 at Anfield.
1976 - We were held to a goalless draw at Bramall Lane.

Tommy’s run
1970 - Keeper Tommy Lawrence played in his 116th consecutive League game, with Chris Lawler notching in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, and Tony Brown bagging one of his eight goals against the reds. He then lost his place to Ray Clemence.

Steven and Luis honoured
2006 - Steven Gerrard and Luis García were both named in the prestigious UEFA team of 2005 after attracting the most votes in their respective positions, with Jamie Carragher just missing out.

Lawro at the wrong end
1984 – Mark Lawrenson put through his own net as we were held to a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday in the Fifth Round of the Milk Cup, although we of course went on to claim the trophy for a fourth successive season. Phil Neal converted from the spot to add to a Steve Nicol goal, with Gary Megson also on target for the Owls.

Boss against boss
1942 - Future reds boss Don Welsh played as England beat Scotland 3-0 in a Wartime international at Wembley Stadium. The Scottish line-up included reds half-back Matt Busby and Bill Shankly.

Djibril on target
2001 - Future red Djibril Cissé struck on his debut for France Under-20’s as they beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in a friendly at Clairefontaine. Grégory Vignal also won his first cap at this level. Fellow future red Yossi Benayoun was also in international action that day.
2017 – Future red Mohamed Salah was booked as Egypt were held to a goalless draw in their opening African Cup if Nations group game against Mali in Gabon as they went on the reach the Final.



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