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10th March


A Real thumping
2009 - We thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at Anfield to reach the Quarter-finals of the Champions League 5-0 on aggregate. Steven Gerrard played his hundredth game in Europe, while Xabi Alonso was making his 200th reds appearance. Fernando Torres opened the scoring before Gerrard converted a penalty prior to the break. The skipper added his second before the night was rounded off by Andrea Dossena bagging the first of his two, equally memorable reds strikes. Pepe Reina played his fiftieth game in Europe for the club.

In comes Emile
2000 - Emile Heskey joined the reds from Leicester City for a then club record transfer fee of £10.5 million. The big front man scored sixty goals in 223 reds appearances, helping us to claim the UEFA Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, two League Cups and FA Charity Shield before moving to Birmingham City in May 2004 for a fee of up to £6.25m.

Wark walks in
1984 - John Wark signed from Ipswich Town for £450,000 He struck an impressive 42 times in his 108 games for the reds. He left Anfield in January 1988 for £100,000 to return to Portman Road.

Carra’s 500
2013 – Jamie Carragher played his 500th League game as we beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Anfield. Luis Suárez opened the scoring with his fiftieth reds strike, before centre-back Jan Vertonghen bagged a brace to put the visitors in front. Stewart Downing netted his seventh and last reds goal following a wayward back-pass before Steven Gerrard converted a spot-kick awarded after Suárez was fouled.
1984 – We beat Spurs 3-1 at Anfield, with Kenny Dalglish and Ronnie Whelan both netting just before half time. Sammy Lee added the third late on.

4-3 again
1997 - We secured our second successive 4-3 League win over Newcastle United at Anfield, with Robbie Fowler nabbing his second in the last minute, after we had led 3-0 going into the final twenty minutes before Keith Gillespie, Faustino Asprilla and Warren Barton drew the Geordies level. Steve McManaman and Patrik Berger also scored for the reds. Jamie Redknapp remembers this game as his favourite from his reds career.

United in Europe
2016 – We beat Manchester United 2-0 in the first leg of our UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge converted a penalty after Nathaniel Clyne was brought down in the box, with Roberto Firmino also on target. We went on to reach the Final in Basel that season.

New stand
1973 – The present-day Main Stand was officially opened by the Duke of Kent, prior to our 3-2 top-flight defeat of Southampton. Future Saint Kevin Keegan bagged a brace after Larry Lloyd had opened the scoring. Mick Channon bagged one of his seven goals against the reds, with Paul Gilchrist also on target.

Red birthdays
1985 - Former reserves defender and England Under-19’s skipper David Raven was born in Birkenhead. He made four first-team appearances but left Anfield to sign for Carlisle United in July 2006.
1986 - Centre-half Danny O’Donnell was born in Rainford, St. Helens. He moved up to Melwood from the Academy full-time in the summer of 2005, having skippered the Under-18’s during 2004/05. He joined Crewe Alexandra in June 2007 after as season-long loan.

1926 - Right-winger Jimmy Payne was born in Bootle. He notched 43 times in 243 appearances for the reds, including the 1950 FA Cup Final, before moving across Stanley Park in April 1956, where he was dogged by injury before retiring to become a newsagent.
1899 – Forward Jack Sambrook was born in Wednesfield. He played just twice after signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers in April 1922, moving on to Stockport County in May 1923.
1924 – Defender Fred Finney was born in Prescot. He signed on as an amateur in August 1941, but played just two senior reds games, both in the space of a week against Chester in January 1946.

Reds hat-tricks galore
We have scored three hat-tricks on this day.
1985 - Ian Rush netted a treble in an FA Cup Sixth Round tie at Barnsley, taking him to seven goals in that season’s competition. Ronnie Whelan also scored in a 4-0 win. Unfortunately, we lost out to eventual winners Manchester United in the Semi-final that year.
1971 - Alun Evans bagged a hat-trick, our first in Europe, in his first full match after a cartilage operation as we beat Bayern München 3-0 in our Fairs Cup Fourth Round first leg tie.
1906 - Sam Raybould scored our first cup treble as we beat Southampton 3-0 in the FA Cup Fourth Round. We were then knocked out by Everton in the Semi-final, who went on to claim the cup.

Gordon off the mark
1926 – Legendary forward Gordon Hodgson struck the first two of his 241 reds goals as we drew 3-3 at Manchester United. Dick Forshaw also netted, with Elisha Scott saving a penalty from Charlie Rennox, who also scored. Joseph Spence struck the first of his five goals past us, with Jim Hanson also on target.
2018 – We lost 2-1 at Old Trafford as Marcus Rashford bagged an early brace. We pulled a goal back after the break when Eric Bailly turned a Sadio Mané cross past his own keep.

Another memorable trip to Oakwell
1956 - Oakwell was also the setting for centre-half Dick White’s reds debut as we trounced Barnsley 5-0 in a Second Division game, our biggest ever defeat of the Tykes. Eric Anderson and Billy Liddell both bagged braces, with Joe Dickson also on target.

A treble against
1913 - Johnny Orr netted the last three of his five strikes past us as Blackburn Rovers thumped us 5-1 at Ewood Park, with Donald Mackinlay grabbing our consolation. Danny Shea struck the first two of his ten goals against the reds.

We have lost twice more in First Division fixtures at Ewood Park on this day in history.
1928 - Dick Edmed converted a spot-kick as we lost 2-1. Tommy McLean and Jack Roscamp were on target for the home side.
1934 - Gordon Hodgson netted as we were beaten 3-1. Ted Harper and Tommy McLean each netted the last of their five goals past us with Thomas Brennan also on the scoresheet.

Christian’s farewell
2011 – Christian Poulsen made his 21st and final reds appearance as we lost our UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg 1-0 at Sporting Clube de Braga, with Sotirios Kyrgiakos conceding a penalty that was converted by Alan. Skipper Jamie Carragher played his 138th European game, passing Ryan Giggs’ British record of 137 games. Substitute Andy Carroll had to wear the number 29 shirt as Fernando Torres had previously worn nine in the competition.

On our way to Wembley
1965 - Roger Hunt struck the only goal of our FA Cup Sixth Round replay against Leicester City at Anfield.
1996 - We held Leeds United to a goalless draw at Elland Road in another Sixth Round tie.

Knocking out the holders
1979 - We beat FA Cup holders Ipswich Town in the Sixth Round, with Kenny Dalglish grabbing the only goal of the game. We reached the Semi-final that season, only to lose out to Manchester United after a replay.

Most recently
2012 – Nicklas Bendtner bagged the only goal of the game at Sunderland after Fraizer Campbell’s shot from distance had rebounded off a post, Pepe Reina’s head and then the post again.

Mixed fortunes against the Gunners
We have twice played Arsenal at Highbury in the top-flight on this day, exactly fifty years apart.
1937 - We lost 1-0 there with Alf Kirchen netting one of his four goals against the reds.
1987 - Ian Rush grabbed the only goal of the game.

Spot-kick despair
1993 – Mike Marsh had a penalty saved by Queens Park Rangers keeper Tony Roberts before Ian Rush headed the only goal of our Premier League game at Anfield. John Barnes then struck a second spot-kick wide.

A treble for Dioufy
2001 - Future red El-Hadji Diouf netted a hat-trick for Senegal as they thumped Namibia 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Dakar, with Salif Diao also in the side. On the same day, future red Alberto Aquilani played for Italy Under-16’s in their 3-0 defeat of the Czech Republic.

First and last caps
1976 - Phil Thompson and future red David Johnson both won their final caps for England Under-23’s as they lost 3-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Hungary. Newcastle United’s Alan Kennedy also played.
1888 – Future reds right-back Andrew Hannah won his only Scotland cap as they thumped Wales 5-1 in the British International Championships at Easter Road.
1948 – Future red Sammy Smyth faced Cyril Sidlow as Wales beat Ireland 2-0 in the British International Championships in Wrexham.

Gillespie heads south
1978 - Future reds defender Gary Gillespie signed for Coventry City from Falkirk for £75,000. He stayed at Highfield Road until his move to Anfield in July 1983, making over 200 appearances for the Sky Blues.

In and out of City
2005 - Kevin Keegan resigned as Manager of Manchester City after nearly four years in charge during which he led them to the First Division title and top-flight safety.
1994 - Paul Walsh joined the Sky Blues from Portsmouth for £750,000. He netted nineteen times in 62 games before returning to Fratton Park for £500,000 in September 1995.

Keepers on the move
2006 - Scott Carson joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan. He played nine times for the Owls, keeping five clean sheets as he helped them to stay up in the Championship.
2004 - Ex-reds keeper Pegguy Arphexad joined Second Division Notts County on loan from Coventry City, making three appearances for the Magpies.



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