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16th March


Supersub’s night
1977 - One of Anfield’s greatest ever nights took place as ‘les verts’ of Saint-Étienne arrived with a 1-0 first-leg lead in the European Cup Quarter-final. We eventually won 3-1 on the night, with David Fairclough grabbing the crucial third after Kevin Keegan’s early speculative long-distance strike from a corner had been cancelled out by Dominique Bathenay’s second-half thirty-yard thunderbolt. Ray Kennedy gave us the lead on the night, but we still trailed on aggregate before Supersub’s late winner.

1983 - We beat Widzew Lódz 3-2 in L4 at the same stage, with Ian Rush and David Hodgson adding to a Phil Neal penalty. Unfortunately, we went out 4-3 on aggregate.

Thumping the Mancs
2014 - We ran out easy 3-0 winners against David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford, with Steven Gerrard converting penalties either side of half time before hitting the post with a third. Nemanja Vidić was sent off for Manchester United, his fourth dismissal against the reds. Luis Suárez added a late third goal.

Debutants galore
1970 - Roy Evans made his first reds appearance, nearly five years into his Anfield career. Roy told the Liverpool Echo, “When I told my mum I was in the team, she was so surprised she couldn’t eat her tea.” Chris Lawler, Ron Yeats and Bobby Graham netted as we beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0, with future red Jack Whitham stretchered off while playing for Wednesday.

1968 - Left-back Peter ‘Max’ Wall made his debut in our 3-2 home League win over Burnley, the first of only 42 appearances for the reds. Tony Hateley bagged a brace, with Geoff Strong also on the scoresheet as Ralph Coates struck two of his four goals against the reds.
1925 - Fred Baron debuted in our 1-0 top-flight win at Sheffield United, when Danny Shone nabbed our goal as forward Dick Forshaw played his 200th League game for the reds and winger Cyril Gilhespy turned out for the nineteenth and last time.
1946 - We also faced the Blades in a Wartime League match at Anfield, going down 3-0.

Recent matches
2002 - Vladimír Šmicer made his hundredth reds appearance in our 2-1 win at Middlesbrough that briefly sent us back to the top of the table, thanks to goals from Emile Heskey and John Arne Riise.
2003 - Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and Steven Gerrard all netted at Tottenham Hotspur as we came from behind to win 3-2. Teddy Sheringham struck the last of his seven goals past us, with Mauricio Tarrico also on target.

2005 - We were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Anfield by Blackburn Rovers.
2013 – We lost 3-1 at Southampton, when Philippe Coutinho scored our goal. Joe Allen had to be replaced at half time as he ended his season early. Morgan Schneiderlin, future red Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez all netted for the Saints.
2015 – Jordan Henderson grabbed the only goal of our trip to Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium.

Spurs take their time
1912 - Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 at Anfield when Billy Lacey netted our consolation. Ernie Newman and Tom Mason struck for the visitors.
1985 - That was the last time they won at Anfield in the League until they repeated the feat thanks to Garth Crooks scoring the only goal of the game, one of his four past us.
1971 - We also played Spurs, winning a Sixth Round FA Cup replay at White Hart Lane on our way to Wembley, thanks to a Steve Heighway goal.

Two ton Stevie
1974 – Steve Heighway played his 200th reds game, scoring the only goal of our League meeting with Leeds United at Anfield.

Setting an unbeaten record
1988 - Craig Johnston scored in our 1-1 draw at Derby County, a game postponed from two months earlier. This was our 31st consecutive undefeated League match, then a League record. However, we lost our next League match, 1-0 at Goodison.

What a goal!
1984 - Danny Wallace struck a brace that included a spectacular overhead kick as we lost 2-0 at Southampton. It was later named ‘Goal of the Season’ by the BBC’s Match Of The Day.

God’s century
1996 – Robbie Fowler played his hundredth League game, netting as we beat Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield with Mark Wright also on target.

Swap deal
1936 – Right-half and future reds boss Phil Taylor signed from Bristol Rovers for £5,000 plus outside-right Billy Hartill. Hartill had failed to score in four outings since arriving from Everton two months earlier, while Taylor went on to net 32 times in 343 reds games.

A fair old thumping
1893 - We trounced Fairfield 5-0 in a Lancashire League meeting, with Duncan McLean grabbing his first reds goal, John Miller netting twice and Hugh McQueen and Tom Wyllie also on the scoresheet

Gunners again
1963 - We won an FA Cup Fifth Round tie 2-1 at Highbury thanks to a Jimmy Melia strike and a penalty from Ronnie Moran, which came a week after our previous game, a 2-2 top-flight draw at the same venue. We made it as far as the Semi-final that year, before losing out to Leicester City.

Disappointment against the Mancs
1895 – We were held to a 1-1 draw by Newton Heath, as Manchester United were then known, in a Palatine League game at Anfield. Hugh McQueen netted our goal.
1940 – We lost a Wartime League encounter 1-0 at Old Trafford.

On the move
2007 - Two reserves moved on loan to Championship sides. Lee Peltier joined Hull City, while Besian Idrizaj signed on for Luton Town. They both turned out seven times for their temporary employers before returning to Anfield. On the same day, it was announced that Gary Mackay-Steven had agreed to join from Ross County in the summer.

Charnock signs on
1992 - Midfielder Phil Charnock signed on as a professional. He only made two senior appearances, including his debut against Apollon Limassol in September 1992 when he became our youngest ever European player.
1993 – He signed a new contract with the reds.

Billy misses out
1954 – We played in a testimonial match for Carlisle United favourite Billy Hogan at their Brunton Park ground. The game ended 3-3, with our goals coming from Jimmy Melia, Phil Taylor and a William Pringle penalty. Unfortunately, Hogan could not play in the game as he missed his train and was stranded at home!

Beaten by the rest
1932 – Future reds Ernie Blenkinsop and Tosh Johnson featured as England lost 4-1 to The Rest in a trial match in Huddersfield.

Also on the move
1989 - Future reds loanee keeper Mark Prudhoe joined basement side Darlington from Carlisle United for £10,000. He had played 36 times for the Cumbrians.
2005 - Former Under-13’s Coach Mike Sheron joined Shrewsbury Town from Macclesfield Town on a free transfer, netting twice in seven outings for his final League club as a player.



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