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5th November


Happy birthdays
1971 - Full-back Rob Jones was born in Wrexham. The grandson of post-war utility man Bill Jones, he signed from Crewe Alexandra for £300,000 in October 1991 and played 243 times for the reds without ever getting on the scoresheet, before injury ended his career. He helped us to win the FA Cup and Coca Cola Cup in his eight years at Anfield.
1911 - Outside-right Berry Nieuwenhuys was born in Kroonstad in South Africa. He signed from Germiston Calies in September 1933 and struck 79 times in 257 reds games, helping us to the League title in 1947 before joining Arsenal later that year. He in fact scored on his 27th birthday as we drew 1-1 at Portsmouth, with Jock Anderson bagging one of his four goals against the reds.

300 up for Stevie
2005 - Steven Gerrard played his 300th reds game, converting a late penalty with Xabi Alonso then also scoring as we won 2-0 at Aston Villa.

First ever defeat
1892 - We registered our first ever competitive defeat as we lost 3-0 to Blackpool in the Lancashire League at their Raikes Hall Gardens ground.
1904 - We beat the Seasiders by the same score with Bobby Robinson netting a brace and Jack Parkinson also on target at Bloomfield Road. This was the sixth consecutive game in which Robinson had scored, in which time he had struck a total of ten times.

Rushie back in action
1988 - Ian Rush scored his first goal since his return from Juventus as we beat newly promoted Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield to remain in fourth spot. John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley were also on target.
1910 - Sam Bowyer and Arthur Goddard struck as we left Ayresome Park with a top-flight point. George Elliott netted one of his eight goals against the reds, with Samuel McClure also on target.

On the way to Gay Paree
1980 - We thumped Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen 4-0 at Anfield to progress to the Third Round of the European Cup 5-0 on aggregate. We scored through a Willie Miller own goal, Phil Neal, Kenny Dalglish’s header and Alan Hansen. Our next opponents were Bulgarians CSKA Sofia the following March.

Most recently
2015 – Jordon Ibe struck the first of his four reds goals as we won 1-0 at Rubin Kazan in a UEFA Europa League group game.
2011 – Pepe Reina kept his 150th reds clean sheet as we were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Brendan Rodgers’ Swansea City, with Andy Carroll striking the crossbar early on.

Taylor made
1932 - Forward Harold Taylor made the first of his 72 reds appearances as Leeds United’s Harry Duggan struck the only goal of our First Division encounter at Anfield, the first of his five goals against us.

A rare defeat
1977 - We lost one of just eleven home League games throughout the whole of the 1970’s when Aston Villa won 2-1, with the reds benefiting from a Frank Carrodus own goal. Jimmy Case played his hundredth reds game, with Andy Gray bagging a brace for the visitors, the last of his four goals against us.

Out of Europe
1974 - We returned from Hungary with a goalless draw after our European Cup Winners’ Cup Second Round meeting with Ferencvárosi, with two penalty shouts on Ray Kennedy waved away. Unfortunately, the 1-1 score from the Anfield first leg put us out on the away goals rule. Tommy Smith was later fined and given a European ban for allegedly feigning injury after a bottle was thrown onto the pitch late on.

Devlin’s last
1927 – Centre-forward Willie Devlin grabbed his fifteenth and final reds goal as we drew a top-flight meeting 1-1 at Cardiff City.

Shanks the boss
1956 - Bill Shankly was appointed Manager of Huddersfield Town. He led them to 49 wins in 129 League games in charge, but could not get them out of the Second Division. He resigned after three years in the job to take over at Anfield, and the rest is history!

An unhappy millennium
1955 - We lost 2-1 at Swansea Town in a Second Division fixture with Alan Arnell on target. This was our 1,000th away League game. Len Allchurch struck one of his five goals against the reds, with Terry Medwin also netting.

Beating Forest twice
We have twice entertained Nottingham Forest on this day in history, winning both encounters.
1994 - Robbie Fowler grabbed the only goal of the game.
1966 - Roger Hunt struck twice as we triumphed 4-0, with Geoff Strong and Peter Thompson also on target.

Thumping wins
We have twice more won League matches 4-0 on this day in history.
1949 - We beat Manchester City in a First Division meeting at Anfield to send us to the top of the table, with Billy Liddell bagging a brace, including a penalty, and Kevin Baron and Ken Brierley on target.
1960 - Roger Hunt struck twice as we won a Second Division match at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park, with Alan A’Court and Dave Hickson also on the scoresheet.

Derby spoils shared
1921 - Danny Shone netted his first reds goal as we left Goodison Park with a point in a game that also counted towards the Lancashire Senior Cup.

Crazy Horse for England
1969 - Emlyn Hughes won his first senior cap as England beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a friendly in Amsterdam. Clubmate Peter Thompson came off the bench to claim his fifteenth cap.

Hodgson for the League
1930 - Gordon Hodgson scored for the Football League in their 7-3 defeat of a Scottish League side at White Hart Lane.

Launches
2009 - Jamie Carragher officially launched his charity, The 23 Foundation. It was to benefit by more than £1m from his testimonial the following year. On the same day, the club announced an exclusive agreement with Halliwell Jones BMW to become its Official Supplier of motor vehicles.

Raheem’s bow
2009 – Future red Raheem Sterling made his debut for England Under-16’s from the bench as they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in a Victory Shield match at the Deva Stadium.

On the move
2004 – Keeper Brad Jones re-joined Blackpool on loan from Middlesbrough, playing twelve times in this second spell.
2012 – Ex-reds reserves forward Lauri Dalla Valle joined Crewe Alexandra on loan from Fulham, netting five times in twelve outings.



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