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18th July


He’s red, he’s white
2000 - Nick Barmby signed from Everton for £6m, prompting an unprecedented tide of bitterness from across Stanley Park. He became the first player to switch directly from Everton to Liverpool since Dave Hickson in November 1959. Barmby netted eight times in 58 reds games, moving on to Leeds United for £2.75m in August 2002.

Lucas leaves
2017 – Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva was sold to S.S. Lazio for £5m. He made 346 senior appearances after signing from Grêmio for a reported £5m in May 2007, notching just seven times.

Scott off
2008 – Keeper Scott Carson was sold to West Bromwich Albion for £3.25m, after seasons on loan at first Charlton Athletic and then Aston Villa. He turned out on 118 occasions for the Midlands outfit before joining Turkish side Bursaspor in July 2011. He had made just nine senior reds appearances following his arrival from Leeds United for £750,000 in January 2005, only keeping two clean sheets.

Happy birthday Ray
1922 - Welsh international left-back Ray Lambert was born in Bagillt, Flintshire. He joined the reds when he was just thirteen, and went on to make 341 first-team appearances, netting just twice, including being part of the 1947 title-winning side.

Other birthdays
1905 - Outside-right Billy Hartill was born. He only made four senior appearances in early 1936, after signing from Everton that January, moving on to Bristol Rovers just two months later. He had previously been a prolific marksman with hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers, bagging 164 goals in 221 League games.
1895 - Mid-1920’s reserves full-back James Garner was born in Manchester. He only played five times for the reds, and went on to make 26 League appearances for Southport.

Writing history
2002 - It was announced that a new weekly magazine called LFC would be launched the following month, the first official weekly magazine dedicated to a single Premiership club. Rick Parry said, “We feel our fans are ready for the new weekly ‘LFC’ magazine which will give them a real insight into life at Anfield and Melwood.” It was eventually replaced by a monthly publication after 513 issues.

Youngsters on their way out
2006 - French centre-back Carl Medjani signed for Lorient permanently, having previously spent a season on loan there. He made only nine League appearances to add to the 25 from his first spell at Stade Le Moustoir, before joining AJ Ajaccio.
2011 – Argentine midfielder Gerardo Bruna was sold to Blackpool, having helped the reserves to claim the League at the end of his first season in 2008. He made just four substitute appearances for the Tangerines before moving to S.D. Huesca in September 2013.

Adam’s day
2008 – Reserves winger Adam Hammill signed a new contract until 2011, and also joined Blackpool on loan on the same day. He struck once in 23 outings for the Seasiders, and later spent time with fellow Championship side Barnsley that season, moving permanently to Oakwell in August 2009.

God for England
1993 - Robbie Fowler netted for England Under-18’s as they beat France 2-0 in a European Championship Finals game in Stoke.

Taking the step up
2006 - Right-back Stephen Darby, central midfielder Ryan Flynn, striker Craig Lindfield, goalkeeper David Roberts and left-back Robbie Threlfall all moved from the Academy to Melwood. All have since left the club, with Darby the only one to make the first team, on just six occasions.

Also on the move
1985 - Future red Paul Ince signed as a professional for West Ham United. He netted twelve times in 95 games for the Hammers, before joining Manchester United for £1m in September 1989.
2009 – Future reds loanee left-back Aly Cissokho joined Olympique Lyonnais from Porto for €15m, after 23 games for the Portuguese side.
2012 – Ex-reserves forward Krisztián Németh signed for Roda JC Kerkrade, scoring twice in 21 Eredivisie games in his first campaign with them.

Other internationals
1925 - Reds forward James Walsh played for an England side as they beat Australia 5-0 in an FA Tour game in Sydney.
2003 - John Welsh played as England Under-19’s beat France 2-0 in a European Championship Finals encounter in Liechtenstein. Meanwhile, future red Alberto Aquilani represented Italy in the same competition in their 1-1 draw with Portugal.
2005 - Keeper Paul Willis played for Northern Ireland Under-19’s as they lost 1-0 to Greece in the same competition at Windsor Park.

2010 – Dani Pacheco featured for Spain Under-19’s as they beat Croatia 2-1 in the European Championships Finals in France, while Chris Mavinga played in France’s 4-1 defeat of the Netherlands. On the same day, future reds Steven Caulker and Nathaniel Clyne played as England beat Austria 3-2 in the same competition.

2007 - Future red Damien Plessis was sent off as France Under 19’s were held to a 1-1 draw by Germany in the same competition in Austria. Future red Mikel San José also featured on the same day as Spain and Portugal also drew 1-1 in the same tournament.
2006 - Antonio Barragán played as Spain beat Turkey 5-3 in a group game in Grodzisk Wielkopolski in Poland.



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