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King Kenny at Wembley
1978 - Kenny Dalglish netted the only goal of the game as we triumphed over Club Brugge in our tenth game to date at Wembley, to become the first British side to retain the European Cup. The King chipped the ball over the advancing Belgian keeper shortly after the hour mark following Graeme Souness’s clever pass to him.
Clinching the double
1986 - We secured the second half of the double in the first all-Merseyside FA Cup Final. We became the first team to win the FA Cup without an Englishman in the team, with Ian Rush grabbing a brace, to go with Craig Johnston’s goal in our 3-1 victory after Gary Lineker had put the Blues in front at the break with one of his six goals past us.
Even more Finals
1973 - We beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-0 at Anfield in the first leg of the UEFA Cup Final, to set us on course for our first European trophy. Kevin Keegan netted a brace, with Larry Lloyd also on the scoresheet, while both keepers saved a penalty in the game, from Keegan and Jupp Heynckes. The game had been abandoned the day before due to bad weather, with Shanks bringing in John Toshack for Brian Hall for the rearranged game.
1922 - We played in our first Charity Shield, losing 1-0 to FA Cup winners Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford, the last time this event was staged at the end of the season and the first time it was played outside of London. We were presented with the League title that day as well.
The beginning of the end for Roy
1998 - Roy Evans’ last game as sole Manager came as we lost 1-0 at Derby County in our most recent game on this day, our first game at their new Pride Park, with Paulo Wanchope on target with the first of his four strikes past us. We finished the season in third to qualify for the UEFA Cup, twelve points behind Manchester United in second. By the start of the next season Gérard Houllier was alongside him for a short-lived joint management venture.
2010 – Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was named LMA Manager of the Year by a record number of votes, having guided them to the UEFA Europa League Final.
In comes Jonjo
2010 – Young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey signed from Charlton Athletic for £1.7m. He had become their youngest ever first-team player, appearing at Barnsley the age of sixteen years and 59 days in April 2008. He arrived at Anfield having bagged eight goals in 49 outings for the Addicks, moving on to Swansea City for £5m in July 2013 after seven strikes in 69 games.
1988 - Adam Lallana was born in St. Albans. He signed from Southampton in July 2014 for £23m, so far notching 21 times in 138 outings for the reds.
1978 - Bruno Cheyrou was born in Suresnes, France. He made 48 senior reds appearances following his £3.7m capture from Lille OSC Métropole in July 2002, netting five times, and is now back in France with Nantes.
1953 - Midfielder Ian McDonald was born in Barrow-in-Furness. He moved to Anfield from Workington in 1974, but could not break into the first team. He moved on to Mansfield in July 1975, helping them to claim the Third Division title in 1976/77.
2015 - We drew 1-1 at Chelsea, with John Terry nodding the home side in front. Steven Gerrard headed in just before the break. We had given the recently-crowned champions a guard of honour as they came out onto the pitch, while Philippe Coutinho reached a century of reds games.
1983 - A testimonial for reds stalwart Phil Thompson was staged at Anfield as an England XI won 2-0, with ex-reds skipper Emlyn Hughes guesting for the reds. Paul Mariner and Gary Shaw scored for the England side.
Don at the double
1995 – Ex-red Don Hutchison bagged a brace as we lost 3-0 at West Ham United, with midfielder Matty Holmes having opened the scoring.
1947 - Centre-forward Albert Stubbins scored all our goals as we won 3-1 at Charlton Athletic. He also broke the cross-bar with a shot!
1914 - Centre-forward Tom Miller bagged a hat-trick as we beat Örgryte IS 4-1 in a friendly in Gothenburg, with Terris also on target. The pitch was actually a converted skating pond!
1907 - Sam Raybould left Anfield to join Sunderland. He was the first player to score a hundred League goals for the reds, a feat he achieved in 162 matches. He was top scorer with seventeen when we won the title for the first time in 1901 and struck a total of 130 goals in 226 reds games, having helped us to two League titles and the Second Division championship. He had signed from New Brighton Tower for £250 in January 1900.
Up against Forest
1966 - We drew 1-1 at the City Ground with Gordon Milne on the scoresheet and Ian Storey-Moore scoring one of his five goals past us.
1989 - We also faced Forest in a top-flight meeting with John Aldridge nabbing the only goal of the game from the penalty spot late on at Anfield, three days after we had beaten them in the FA Cup Semi-final.
1967 - Tommy Smith bagged his second and final goal for England Under-23’s, converting a penalty as he skippered them to a 3-0 win over Austria in Hull. Clubmate Chris Lawler won his fourth and final cap at this level in the same game.
1994 - Future red John Scales netted for England B as they beat their Northern Ireland counterparts 4-2 at Hillsborough.
1924 – We claimed the Lancashire Senior Cup for the third time, beating Manchester City 2-0 in a replay of the Final at Anfield, thanks to a Danny Shone brace.
Liddell for FIFA
1947 - Billy Liddell appeared for a Great Britain side that beat a Rest of Europe team in an unofficial international at Hampden Park. The game was to commemorate the UK’s re-entry into FIFA.
Thumping the Yanks
1964 - We trounced a New York All Stars side 7-1 on our US tour. Alf Arrowsmith and Ian St. John both netted twice with Phil Chisnall, Tommy Smith and Willie Stevenson all also on the scoresheet.
Beating the Mancs
1919 – We beat Manchester United 4-0 at Anfield in a game played in aid of the National Footballers’ War Fund. Tom Miller bagged a brace, with John Bamber and Harry Chambers also on target.
2006 - Stéphane Henchoz and David Thompson were both released by Wigan Athletic. They had appeared 32 and ten times respectively for the Latics.
Youngsters in action
2013 – Future reds loanee Victor Moses scored the only goal as England Under-17’s beat France to reach the European Championships Final in Belgium.
2002 - Young red Mark Smyth played as England Under-17’s beat Spain 4-1 in the European Championships third place play-off in Denmark.