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18th October


A record for Rushie
1992 - Ian Rush scored his first ever goal at Old Trafford to put us 2-0 up following Don Hutchinson’s opener. It was his 287th reds goal in all competitions, breaking Roger Hunt’s club record. However, the game ended all square after Mark Hughes’ second-half brace, two of his nine goals past us. Rushie went on to bag a total of 346 goals for the reds.

Four for Forshaw for sure
1924 - Dick Forshaw struck all our goals in a 4-1 defeat of Sheffield United at Anfield, with left-half Tom Bromilow playing his 200th reds game. Billy Gillespie struck the last of his seven goals against the reds.

Dirk at the treble
2008 – Dirk Kuyt netted in his third consecutive reds game as we came from behind to beat Wigan Athletic 3-2. Daniel Agger’s calamitous error handed Amir Zaki the chance to net the first of his two goals. Kuyt equalised before Zaki restored the Latics’ lead. Antonia Valencia was sent off for the visitors before substitute Albert Riera equalised with his first reds strike. Kuyt then bagged a late winner.

Liddell dropped
1958 - The Liverpool Echo reported that Billy Liddell was dropped for the first time, when he was left out of our 1-0 Second Division win at Fulham. Louis Bimpson netted our late winner.

Joey returns
1978 – Joey Jones was sold back to Wrexham for £210,000, so tripling their record transfer fee. He had signed from the Robins for £110,000 in July 1975 and made exactly a century of reds appearances, bagging three goals and helping us to win a European Cup, two League titles and the FA Charity Shield in his time at Anfield.

Razor at the wrong end
1997 - Neil Ruddock scored an own goal as we lost 2-0 at Goodison Park, the first one we had conceded in a Merseyside League derby. Danny Cadamarteri tied Bjørn Tore Kvarme in knots as he scored their second.
1980 - We also took a trip across the park, returning with a share of the spoils, with Sammy Lee and Kenny Dalglish on the scoresheet. Asa Hartford and Joe McBride netted for the Blues.

Chelsea at the double
1919 - We were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea at Anfield, who completed their first ever League double over us, a week after winning by the same score at Stamford Bridge. John Miller made the first of his eight reds appearances in this game.
1913 - We also lost to the Blues, going down 3-0 in West London. Harold Halse scored one of his four goals against us, with Harry Ford and Billy Bridgeman also on target.

Crouchie to the rescue
2006 - Peter Crouch headed the only goal of the game as we won at Girondins de Bordeaux in the group stage of the Champions League. Ex-red Vladimír Šmicer had to sit out the game through injury.

Liddell for the Scots
1952 - Billy Liddell was on target in Scotland’s 2-1 defeat of Wales at Ninian Park in the British International Championships.

International debutants
1947 - Phil Taylor won his first cap for England as they beat Wales 2-0 in the British International Championships in Cardiff. Clubmates Ray Lambert and Cyril Sidlow were both on the losing side.
1988 - Future red David Burrows won his first Under-21’s cap as England were held to a 1-1 draw by Sweden in a friendly at Highfield Road. This was the first of his seven caps at this level, and only one as a West Bromwich Albion player.

Up for the golden ball
2009 - Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres were both nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award by France Football magazine. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi eventually claimed the honour, with the reds duo finishing in ninth and eleventh, respectively.

John’s farewell
1902 – Forward John Davies played his tenth and final reds game as we lost 2-0 at home to Notts County in a top-flight encounter. Albert Green bagged the first of his four goals against the reds late on, with William Ross also scoring.

Paddy against
2003 – Ex-reds midfielder Patrik Berger bagged the only goal of the game early on at Fratton Park as we lost a Premiership meeting with Portsmouth.

For Omagh
1999 - A benefit match was staged in Omagh in memory of the victims of an IRA bomb. A reds side beat Omagh Town 7-1 with Titi Camara and Erik Meijer both netting braces, and Vladimír Šmicer, Patrik Berger and Jamie Redknapp also on target.

More big wins
1941 - We thumped Stockport County 6-1 at Anfield in a Wartime League match, with Cyril Done and Dicky Dorsett netting twice apiece, and George Ainsley and Billy Liddell also on target.
1986 - We beat Oxford United 4-0 at home in a top-flight fixture, with Ian Rush nabbing a brace, to add to a Kenny Dalglish strike and a Jan Mølby penalty.

Coaching birthdays
1978 – Current Under-18’s Coach Neil Critchley was born in Crewe. He joined the reds from his hometown club in September 2013, where he had been Academy Director since 2007.
1942 – Former first-team coach Mike Kelly was born in Northampton. He had been Roy Hodgson’s assistant at Fulham, following him to Anfield for his unsuccessful spell as reds boss.

Big Pole in our goal for another five years
2002 - Jerzy Dudek signed a one-year extension to his contract, tying him to the club until July 2007, when he moved on to Real Madrid after helping us to claim the European Cup and League Cup in his 186 games during his Anfield spell.

Claiming another trophy
1961 - We clinched the Floodlight Challenge Cup for the third and final time, following a 2-2 draw at Goodison, with Ian St. John and Roger Hunt netting. We had won the first leg 3-1 at Anfield a year earlier.

Management moves
2009 – Ex-reds reserves forward Mike Newell was sacked as Manager of Grimsby Town, having been in charge for a year. He was dismissed having only led the Mariners to ten points in their opening thirteen League games, after saving them from relegation from the Football League the previous season.
2004 - Future Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe was appointed Manager of Exeter City, leading them to 44 victories in 89 games in charge before moving to Tottenham Hotspur’s coaching staff in June 2006.



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