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8th March


Terry Mac off the mark
1975 - Terry McDermott netted his first reds goal as we drew 1-1 at Burnley. He went on to bag 81 in total in 329 reds games. Ray Clemence was playing his 300th reds game.

1980 - We won at White Hart Lane in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup, with Terry McDermott scoring the only goal of the game when he knocked the ball up in the air with his left foot, and volleyed it home with his right, a strike that was later voted the BBC’s Goal of the Season.
1913 - We also visited Spurs, losing by the same score in a top-flight encounter, our fourth straight defeat in North London.

Out of Europe
2006 - We were beaten 2-0 at home by SL Benfica to lose our grip on the Champions League, crashing out 3-0 on aggregate at the last sixteen, failing to score in the fourth consecutive European game, a club record. Sami Hyypiä missed his first European game since our 2-0 defeat of Borussia Dortmund in October 2001, having played every minute of the intervening 57 matches. Simão Sabrosa and Fabrizio Miccoli scored for the visitors.

Thumping the Geordies
2008 - We beat Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United 3-0 at Anfield, with the first goal coming when a defensive clearance ricocheted off Jermaine Pennant and into the net. Fernando Torres then grabbed his 25th goal of the season on the stroke of half time after being played in by Steven Gerrard. The roles were reversed in the second period, with the Spaniard providing an assist for his captain to complete the scoring.
1924 - We lost 1-0 at St. James’ Park in an FA Cup Fourth Round meeting, the fourth time in a row they had knocked us out of the cup, after previous wins in 1908, 1913 and 1921. Our next FA Cup meeting ended much more happily, in the Final in 1974.

On our way to Wembley
1992 - We met our only top-flight opposition in that season’s FA Cup-winning campaign, as a Michael Thomas goal saw off Aston Villa at Anfield.
1995 - Robbie Fowler bagged the only goal of the game at Crystal Palace as we reached the Coca-Cola Cup Final 2-0 on aggregate. This was our 300th League Cup goal.
2015 – We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Blackburn Rovers in our FA Cup Sixth Round encounter, going on to win the replay and make it as far as a Wembley Semi-final.

Two ton Brucie
1986 – Bruce Grobbelaar played his 200th League game for the club as we thumped Queens Park Rangers 4-1 at Anfield three days after they had knocked us out of the Milk Cup at the Semi-final stage at Anfield, despite Leroy Rosenior giving the visitors the lead after just seven minutes. Player/Manager Kenny Dalglish returned to the side and was instrumental in our win as Steve McMahon bagged a brace with Ian Rush and John Wark also on target, as ex-red Michael Robinson featured for the Hoops.

Disappointing debuts
1902 - Outside-right Arthur Goddard made the first of his 414 reds appearances in a 3-1 League defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Sam Raybould netting our consolation. Billy Wooldridge scored the first of his four goals against the reds as Jack Miller and Henry Preston also struck.
1978 - Long-time reserve keeper Steve Ogrizovic made his reds debut in a 4-2 top-flight defeat at Derby County. David Fairclough and Kenny Dalglish bagged our goals. Boss Bob Paisley was so disappointed with the performance he said, “If I were in the horse racing world I would be hauled before the stewards for putting out non-triers.” Charlie George grabbed one of his five goals against the reds, with Gerry Daly nabbing a brace and Andy Crawford also scoring.

Previously against Rovers
1947 – We beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in a top-flight fixture at Anfield. Albert Stubbins and Cyril Done bagged our goals.

European memories
1966 - We beat Honvéd 2-0 at Anfield in the second leg of our European Cup Winners’ Cup Second Round tie, thanks to goals from Chris Lawler and Ian St. John. Lawler and Peter Thompson between them rattled the woodwork three times as we dominated the game.
2001 - We held Porto to a goalless draw on a sodden pitch in the first leg of our UEFA Cup Quarter-final at their Estádio das Antas. We won the return 2-0 to reach the last four.

Most recently
2010 – We lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic at their renamed DW Stadium, when Hugo Rodallega was on target. The closest we came in a poor performance was when Fernando Torres struck the outside of a post early on.

Tom on target again
1919 - Tom Miller scored in his third consecutive game as we lost 3-2 at Blackpool in a Wartime League match, with Harry Lewis netting the other goal.
1950 - We also lost to the Seasiders, going down 1-0 at Anfield in a First Division fixture.

Dioufy’s farewell strike
2003 - El-Hadji Diouf bagged his sixth and final reds goal, ironically against his future employers. Michael Owen was also on target in our 2-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers at Anfield, our hundredth meeting in the League.

Don’s farewell
1958 - Right-back Don Campbell played his 48th and final reds game as we lost 3-1 at Bristol Rovers in a Second Division encounter. Bobby Murdoch netted for the reds after Billy Liddell had missed a penalty. Peter Hooper struck one of his seven goals past us, with John McIlvenny and Dai Ward also on target.

International reds on target
1989 - John Barnes netted in England’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Albania, playing alongside team-mate Peter Beardsley. Gary Gillespie and Steve Nicol both played in Scotland’s 2-0 defeat of France at Hampden Park on the same day, with John Aldridge, Ray Houghton, Ronnie Whelan and ex-red Kevin Sheedy all featuring in the Republic of Ireland’s goalless draw in Hungary, with future red István Kozma also in action.
1995 - Future red Patrik Berger bagged a brace as the Czech Republic beat Finland 4-1 in a friendly in Brno. It was the first of three consecutive games in which he scored for his country. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson took charge of Switzerland as they held Greece to a 1-1 friendly draw in Athens, with ex-red Kozma also representing his country.

Young England debutants
1978 - Future reds goalkeeping coach Joe Corrigan won his first cap for England Under-21’s as they beat Italy 2-1 in the first leg of the European Championships Quarter-final at his home ground, Maine Road.
1994 - Tottenham Hotspur’s Nick Barmby made his Under-21’s bow in a 1-0 friendly defeat of Denmark at Brentford. Jamie Redknapp also played.

On the way out
2001 - Stan Collymore announced his retirement as a player, aged just thirty, after walking out on Spanish side Real Oviedo.
2011 – Reserve Team Manager John McMahon left the club after nearly two years in the role.

Foy for Scotland
2002 - Sixteen-year old Robbie Foy scored a penalty for Scotland Under-17’s in their 3-1 European Championships qualifying defeat of Lithuania in Bath.

Sammy’s last
1950 – Future red Sammy Smyth won his final cap as a Wolverhampton Wanderers player in Ireland’s goalless draw with Wales in a World Cup qualifier at the Racecourse Ground that also counted for the British International Championships.

Paisley’s treble
1941 - Future reds boss Bob Paisley bagged a hat-trick in a Wartime League fixture as we thrashed Wrexham 7-2 at Anfield. Dickie Dorsett grabbed a brace while Cyril Done and Billy Liddell were also on target.

Cox for the Football League
1900 - Winger Jack Cox, who scored eighty goals in 361 games for the reds, represented the Football League in a 6-3 victory over a Scottish League team, also netting one of the goals.

On the move
2013 - John Toshack was appointed Manager of Khazar Lankaran. He led them to the Azerbaijan Supercup that October, but resigned just a month later.
2002 - David Burrows signed for Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer from Birmingham City. He made 23 first-team appearances in his fourteen months at Hillsborough before retiring from the game.
1984 – Recent First Team Coach Kevin Keen signed as a professional for West Ham United. He netted thirty times in 279 games for the Irons, moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £600,000 in July 1993.

Family changes
1938 – Ex-reds forward Gordon Hodgson’s wife died, leaving him in charge of two children. He was a Leeds United player at the time, and had struck 241 goals in 377 reds games, including a club record seventeen trebles, between signing from Transvaal in November 1925 and moving to Aston Villa for £3,000 in January 1936.
1985 - Terry McDermott became a father to Neale, who went on to also become a professional footballer.

A first cap
2002 - Former reserves forward Haukur Ingi Gudnason won his first cap as a Keflavík player, his fourth to date, as they were thumped 6-1 by Brazil in a friendly in Cuiabá.



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