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6th March


He’s our keeper
1988 – Belgian goalie Simon Mignolet was born in Sint-Truiden. He signed from Sunderland for £9m in June 2013, so far playing 202 times, but only managing to keep 65 clean sheets, recently losing his place again to Loris Karius.

Dirk’s treble
2011 – Luis Suárez dazzled as Dirk Kuyt scored a remarkable close-distance hat-trick as we beat Manchester United 3-1 at Anfield, a day after boss Kenny Dalglish’s sixtieth birthday. Javier Hernández bagged a late consolation, the first of his three goals past us to date, with record signing Andy Carroll making his reds bow as a substitute.
1993 - Mark Hughes headed Manchester United’s first goal at Anfield in five visits, one of his nine goals past us, before Ian Rush equalised in our Premiership meeting. Brian McClair nodded in the winner from a corner.

Through against Barca
2007 - Jamie Carragher played his 57th game in the European Cup to equal Phil Neal’s club record as we lost 1-0 at home to Barcelona, although we still progressed to the Champions League Quarter-finals on the away goals rule. New owners George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks attended their first game at Anfield in a cauldron of noise. Both John Arne Riise and Momo Sissoko rattled the woodwork, but Eiður Guðjohnsen put the visitors ahead on the night with a quarter of an hour remaining, although we held on for a famous victory.

Seeing off the Geordies
2002 - After floodlight failure delayed kick-off, we put on a sparkling display to beat Newcastle United 3-0 at Anfield, with a brace from Danny Murphy and a Dietmar Hamann strike. Nicolas Anelka put on probably his best display in a red shirt. Further good news that day came with the announcement that Gérard Houllier was back on Merseyside, as he continued his recuperation from his heart operation.

A new Case
1982 - Jimmy Case made his first appearance back at Anfield after joining Brighton & Hove Albion, as they won 1-0 in the League with Andy Ritchie on target.

A rare defeat
1976 - Middlesbrough won 2-0 at Anfield, inflicting on us one of just eleven home League defeats during the whole of the 1970’s. Graeme Souness and Phil Boersma both played for the visitors.

A hat-trick of Huddersfield and Spurs
We have played Huddersfield Town three times on this day over the years.
1920 - We lost 2-1 at Leeds Road in the FA Cup Fourth Round as they went on to reach the Final, after taking the lead through Tom Miller on a muddy pitch.
1948 - Albert Stubbins got all our goals in a 4-0 home League win, with outside-left Ken Brierley making his debut, while wing-half Stan Palk played his thirteenth and final reds game.
1954 - We were beaten 3-1 at Anfield in another First Division encounter, with Johnny Evans on the scoresheet as Gerry Burrell bagged a brace for the Terriers, with Tommy Cavanagh also on target.

We have also played Tottenham Hotspur three times on this day, with each game ending in a draw.
1971 - The most recent was an FA Cup Sixth Round tie at Anfield that ended goalless, although we won the replay as we headed towards Wembley. This day set the record for combined attendances on Merseyside as 54,731 were at Anfield for this game, with another 53,028 across the park to witness Everton thump Colchester United 5-0 in another cup tie.
1926 - Our Anfield League meeting also ended without score.
1915 - Jackie Sheldon netted at White Hart Lane in another top-flight meeting, with Billy Minter netting the last of his five goals against the reds.

European draws
We have twice drawn European Third Round first legs on this day over the years.
1985 - Austria Wien were known as Austria Memphis due to a sponsorship deal when we drew 1-1 at their Franz Horr Stadion, on our way to a fifth European Cup Final, with Steve Nicol on the scoresheet late on, to notch our 150th goal in Europe’s premier club competition.
1997 - Robbie Fowler netted as we drew by the same score at Norwegian side Brann in the European Cup Winners’ Cup, before we went on to win the return leg 3-0 at Anfield to progress.

Off
2016 - We won 2-1 at Crystal Palace, despite Joe Ledley giving the home side the lead shortly after the break and James Milner being dismissed after an hour. Roberto Firmino equalised before future Eagle Christian Benteke grabbed a stoppage time winner from the spot. Philippe Coutinho was making his hundredth League appearance for the reds.

Double Welsh debutants
1905 - John ‘Geezer’ Hughes and George Latham both made their international debuts for Wales in their 3-1 defeat of Scotland in the British International Championships at the Racecourse Ground.

For Archie
1899 - We lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Anfield in a testimonial for full-back Archie Goldie. He signed from Clyde in June 1895 and helped us to the Second Division title the following year, netting once in 149 reds games, many alongside his brother, left-half Bill. He left Anfield to sign for New Brighton Tower in 1900.

Management moves
1988 - Bobby Campbell was appointed Manager of Chelsea. He was in charge for three years, leading them to the Second Division title in his first full season.
2016 – Former Assistant Manager Sean O’Driscoll was sacked as Head Coach of Walsall after just three months in charge.

Stumbling towards Wembley
1965 - We held Leicester City to a goalless draw at Filbert Street in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup.

Youngsters in action for their countries
2002 - Robbie Foy netted a consolation for Scotland Under-17’s in their 3-1 European Championships qualifying defeat to England at Ashton Gate. David Raven skippered England, with Mark Smyth also playing. Meanwhile, Christian Poulsen featured for Denmark as they lost 1-0 to Norway in an unofficial international in Brøndby.

Israelis in action
Avi Cohen twice represented his country on this day in history.
1977 - He won his eighth cap as Israel beat Japan 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Tel-Aviv.
1988 - He appeared alongside future red Ronnie Rosenthal as they lost an Olympics qualifier 2-0 to Australia in Melbourne.

Spiring signs
1973 – Winger Peter Spiring signed from Bristol City for £60,000. He only made it as far as the first-team bench on two occasions, without making it onto the field. He left for Luton Town in November 1974, later establishing himself at Hereford United.



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