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20th November


Derby spoils shared
1996 - Robbie Fowler headed us in front in the Anfield derby on the half-hour mark with his ninth goal in seven games, but Gary Speed nodded in a late equaliser. Steve McManaman was playing in his 106th consecutive reds game, but missed Wimbledon’s visit three days later. This game was postponed from a month earlier.

A new stadium
1999 - We played our first official game at Sunderland’s new Stadium Of Light, as goals from Michael Owen and Patrik Berger gave us a 2-0 win.

A win at the Bridge
2011 – We won 2-1 at Chelsea when Maxi Rodríguez opened the scoring. Future red Daniel Sturridge equalised, with ex-Blue Glen Johnson nabbing the late winner.

An unwelcome European record
2001 - An early Michael Owen strike counted for nothing when Barcelona treated the Anfield crowd to a virtuoso display of attacking football, winning 3-1 in our Champions League group game. This remains the joint highest number of goals we have conceded at home in European competition. Patrick Kluivert, Fabio Rochemback and Marc Overmars struck for the visitors.

Half a millennium against
2004 - We conceded our 500th goal in the Premier League when Chris Riggott struck in our 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. Future red Bolo Zenden added the second.

Double treble
1943 - Robert Beattie and future reds Manager Don Welsh both scored hat-tricks as we thumped Southport 9-0 in a Wartime League game at Anfield. Berry Nieuwenhuys, Cyril Done and Jackie Campbell netted the others.

Reds firsts
1897 – Forward Pat Finnerhan struck his only reds goal in the final minute, the only score in our top-flight meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
1937 – Irish right-back Billy Hood played the first of his three reds games as we lost a top-flight encounter with Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Anfield.

Four against Vale
1991 - We won 4-1 at Port Vale in a League Cup Third Round replay, with Steve McManaman, Mark Walters, Ray Houghton and Dean Saunders grabbing our goals. Unfortunately, we were knocked out by Third Division Peterborough United in the next round.

Royal approval
2005 - Prince Charles and the Duchess of York visited Anfield to meet participants in the Prince’s Trust football initiative. As part of their visit, they posed for pictures on the pitch with Chairman David Moores, Manager Rafael Benítez, club captain Steven Gerrard and the European Cup.

Happy birthdays
1961 - Ex-reserves centre-back Dave Watson was born in Liverpool. He never broke through into the reds first team and went on to far greater success with Norwich City and across Stanley Park, and is now Under-18’s Coach at Newcastle United.
1993 – Former reserves forward Henoc Mukendi was born in Zaire. He joined the youth system in 2007, signing a new two-year contract in May 2012, but never managed to make the break through.

On the move
1992 - Stan Collymore joined First Division Southend United from Crystal Palace for £150,000. He struck eighteen times in 33 games in his one season with the Shrimpers, before joining Nottingham Forest in a £2m deal in July 1993.
2017 – The departure of Andy Renshaw as Head of Physiotherapy was announced. He had been with the club since 2009.

Nottingham wins
1954 - Billy Liddell grabbed the only goal of the game from the spot at Anfield as we beat Nottingham Forest in a Second Division fixture.
1982 - Craig Johnston and Kenny Dalglish were on target as we won 2-1 at Notts County.

Most recently
2010 – We beat West Ham United 3-0 at Anfield, with all the goals coming before the break. Ex-Hammer Glen Johnson opened the scoring before Dirk Kuyt converted a penalty, with Maxi Rodríguez also heading in.

International goalscorers
1974 - John Toshack was on target as Wales thumped Luxembourg 5-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Swansea. Ray Clemence, Steve Heighway and Emlyn Hughes also played in qualifiers that day.
1929 – Forward Tosh Johnson bagged a brace as England thumped Wales 6-0 in the British International Championships at Stamford Bridge while winning his final cap as a Manchester City player. Fellow future red Ernie Blenkinsop also played.

2002 - Milan Baroš struck as the Czech Republic were held to a 3-3 friendly draw in Teplice by Sweden, with clubmate Vladimír Šmicer also playing. Jerzy Dudek and John Arne Riise were also in international action that day, as were future reds Yossi Benayoun, Steve Finnan, Paul Jones, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Christian Poulsen, Andriy Voronin and Bolo Zenden, as well as ex-red Øyvind Leonhardsen.

Facing the Latics
1946 – We were held to a 3-3 draw in the Second Round of the Lancashire Senior Cup at Anfield, with Bill Jones bagging a brace and Billy Liddell also on target. We won the replay, going on to claim the trophy for the seventh time.
1915 – We won a Wartime League fixture 2-1 at Boundary Park, thanks to a William banks brace.

Kenny and Souey for the Scots
Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness have both played for Scotland at Hampden Park twice on this day in history.
1974 - They both featured in a 2-1 defeat by Spain in a European Championships qualifier, before either of them had joined the reds.
1985 - Kenny won his 99th cap as Sampdoria’s Souness skippered Scotland to a 2-0 World Cup play-off win over Australia. Steve Nicol also played.

Final cap
2002 - Former reserves forward Haukur Ingi Gudnason won his eighth and final cap as Iceland lost a friendly 2-0 in Estonia.

Other internationals
2007 – Javier Mascherano and future red Maxi Rodríguez played in Argentina’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat in Colombia. Also in international action hat day were future reds Charlie Adam, Philipp Degen and James Milner.



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