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2nd November


400 for the reds
2002 - Michael Owen scored a brace that included our 400th Premiership goal at Anfield as we beat West Ham United 2-0.

Le Boss released
2001 - Gérard Houllier was released from Broadgreen Hospital after heart surgery. On the same day we were drawn with Barcelona, Galatasaray and Roma for the second group phase of the Champions League.

300 for the reds
2003 - We beat Fulham 2-1 at Loftus Road. Ex-Cottager Steve Finnan set Emile Heskey up for the opener, our 300th away goal in the Premier League, before Louis Saha equalised. Our winner came when Danny Murphy netted his fiftieth career League goal, converting from the spot after Florent Sinama-Pongolle was brought down in the area, shortly after he had been assaulted by Luis Boa Morte in the centre circle, who was dismissed. Vladimír Šmicer played his hundredth League game.

European Cup games
We have played in the European Cup three times on this day over the years.
1977 - We lost 2-1 at Dynamo Dresden but still progressed to the Second Round 6-3 on aggregate, with Steve Heighway on target.
1982 - We beat Finnish champions HJK Helsinki 5-0 at Anfield to wipe out a single-goal first-leg defeat to reach the Third Round. Kenny Dalglish, Craig Johnston and Phil Neal all netted in the first half, with Alan Kennedy adding a brace after the break.
1983 - We won 1-0 at Athletic de Bilbao at the same stage, thanks to an Ian Rush header, following a goalless first leg at Anfield.

A Manchester treble
1895 - Jack Peters scored a hat-trick for Newton Heath, later to become Manchester United, as they beat us 5-2 at Bank Street, with John Clarkin and Dick Smith also scoring for the home side. Frank Becton and Jimmy Ross were on target for the reds.

Disappointment against the Gunners
1988 – We were held to a 1-1 draw in a League Cup Third Round tie at Anfield. John Barnes netted, with the reds eventually progressing after a second replay, before being knocked out at West Ham United at the next hurdle.
2013 – We lost 2-0 in a League game at the Emirates Stadium, with Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey on target either side of the break.

Hannah arrives
1894 - Northern Irish inside-left Davy Hannah signed from Sunderland. He was the cousin of Andrew Hannah, a Scottish right-back who left Anfield for Rob Roy soon afterwards. Davy struck twelve times in 33 reds games.

Wadsworth passes on
1975 - Outside-right Harold Wadsworth died. He signed from Tranmere Rovers in May 1919 and struck three times in 55 reds games, often featuring alongside his brother, centre-half Walter. He moved on to Leicester City in June 1924.

Red farewells
1907 – Harold Fitzpatrick played his fourth and last reds game in our 2-0 top-flight defeat at Bristol City. He moved on to Chesterfield Town the following year. Sammy Gilligan netted one of his five goals past his future employers, with Jack Wedlock also on target.
1929 – Centre-half David Davidson bagged his second and final reds goal as we drew 3-3 at Portsmouth in a top-flight fixture. Gordon Hodgson and Jimmy Smith were also on target. Jimmy Easson bagged the first of his eight goals past the reds, with Jack Weddle nabbing the first of his five past us, and Fred Cook also on the scoresheet.

1957 – Forward John Evans played his 107th and last reds game after Jimmy Melia failed a late fitness test. Half-back Johnny Wheeler bagged the only goal of our Second Division fixture at Lincoln City in just the second minute.
1991 – Swedish centre-half Glenn Hysén gave us a half-time lead as we lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace with his third and last reds goal, the Eagles’ only League win at Anfield to date. Marco Gabbiadini and Geoff Thomas struck for the visitors after the break.

Mixed fortunes against the Foxes
We have twice entertained Leicester City in the First Division on this day in history.
1963 – We lost 1-0.
1985 - Ian Rush grabbed the only goal of the game late on to hand us victory.

Thumping Anfield wins
1912 - Jack Parkinson netted a brace as we beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1. Donald Mackinlay had opened the scoring in the first minute, with Arthur Goddard completing the scoring. Billy Minter’s consolation was one of his five strikes against the reds.
1940 - We beat Stockport County 5-0 in a Wartime League fixture with Bob Paisley, Arnold Grundy and Berry Nieuwenhuys on the scoresheet, to add to a George Hunt brace.

On the move
1959 – Blues centre-forward Dave Hickson revealed that he would welcome a move across the park if the reds were to pursue their alleged interest. He signed four days later for £12,000 and went on to score 38 times in 67 reds games, having grabbed 95 goals in 225 League games in his two spells with the Blues before moving to Anfield.

2015 – Ex-reds defender Richard Money was sacked as Manager of Cambridge United. He had been in charge since October 2012, leading them to the FA Trophy and back into the Football League.
1899 – Inside-left Bill White signed for Queens Park Rangers from West Calder Swifts, netting eight times in 39 games for the R’s. He went on to score within two minutes of his reds debut at home to Everton in September 1901. This was his only strike in six senior games, and he moved on to Dundee in July 1902.

Happy birthdays
1994 – Ex-reserves midfielder Jordan Lussey was born in Ormskirk. He was released in June 2015, signing on with Bolton Wanderers the following month after a successful loan spell.
1982 - Former reserves keeper Charles Itandje was born in Bobigny. The Frenchman signed from Racing Club de Lens in August 2007 and played seven largely unconvincing games in his first season, being released from his contract in December 2010.

Jonjo again
2007 – Future red Jonjo Shelvey captained England Under-16’s in the Sky Sports Victory Shield, scoring as they beat Wales 2-0 in Telford. He actually struck in all three games as England claimed the trophy.



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