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21st October


Nice one Cyril
1920 - Forward Cyril Done was born in Liverpool. He signed from Bootle Boys Brigade in January 1938 and struck 37 times in 110 reds games, helping us to the League title in 1947 and the FA Cup Final three years later. He moved to Tranmere Rovers in May 1952, scoring nearly a century of goals for them and Port Vale.

Anfield goalkeeping debutants
Two reds custodians have made their first-team debuts in top-flight fixtures at Anfield on this day.
1950 - Russell Crossley made his reds bow in our goalless draw with Middlesbrough.
1933 - We also faced Boro, when Sam English netted in our 4-1 defeat at Ayresome Park. George Camsell struck two of his nine goals against the reds, with Charlie Ferguson also nabbing a brace.
1905 - Sam Hardy debuted as we beat Nottingham Forest 4-1, with all our goals coming in the first half courtesy of Jack Cox, Sam Raybould, Robert Robinson and Joe Hewitt.

1972 - Gordon Banks put in an outstanding performance for Stoke City. Jimmy Greenhoff opened the scoring with one of his five strikes against the reds, with our equaliser coming about when Banks was penalised for taking too many steps with the ball, with Emlyn Hughes converting from the resultant indirect free-kick inside the area in his 300th reds game. Ian Callaghan’s long-rage strike was deflected off Eric Skeels in the last minute to hand us 2-1 victory. However, Banks was involved in a terrible car accident the next day that resulted in him losing the sight in one eye.

Other birthdays
1959 - Kevin Sheedy was born in Builth Wells in Wales. He scored twice in his five reds appearances after signing from Hereford United for £80,000 in July 1978, before moving on to greater things across Stanley Park with the Blues.

1967 - Paul Ince was born in Ilford. He played 81 games in his two years at Anfield after signing from Internazionale for £4.2m in July 1997, scoring seventeen times. However, his best days were behind him, and Gérard Houllier shipped him off to Middlesbrough within a year of taking charge, due to his unruly influence.
1965 – Keeper Mark Gayle was born in Bromsgrove. He joined on loan from Crewe Alexandra in February 1994, sitting on the bench three times before returning to Gresty Road.

Treble without reward
1895 - Inside-left Frank Becton scored a hat-trick as we lost 5-4 at Burslem Port Vale, with Fred Geary also on the scoresheet. Right-back John Curran played his 24th and final reds game.

Tons up
1978 - Bob Paisley secured his hundredth League victory as reds boss as goals from David Johnson and Kenny Dalglish gave us a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield. This was Bob’s 179th League game as Manager, five games fewer than it took Bill Shankly to achieve the same feat, many of whose wins came in the Second Division.
2000 - Emile Heskey bagged the only goal of the game against his former club as we secured our hundredth home Premiership win, against Leicester City.

Disposable Razor
1997 - Neil Ruddock played his 152nd and last reds game as we were humbled 3-0 in our UEFA Cup Second Round first leg tie at Racing Club de Strasbourg. David Zitelli bagged a brace, with Danish forward Denni Conteh completing the scoring

Also in Europe
1981 - We drew 2-2 with AZ’67 Alkmaar at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam at the same stage of the European Cup, with David Johnson and Sammy Lee on target. This was our fiftieth game in Europe’s premier club competition. Kees Kist and Pier Tol struck for the Dutch side after we had gone two goals ahead.

2010 - Jonjo Shelvey became our 29th player to feature in Europe that season, a new club record, as we held SSC Napoli to a goalless draw at the Stadio San Paolo.
1970 - Alec Lindsay, Chris Lawler and Emlyn Hughes all struck as we beat Dinamo Bucureşti 3-0 at Anfield in a Fairs Cup Second Round tie, with the reds also rattling the crossbar on two occasions.

Derby joy
1944 - We won 2-0 at Goodison in a Wartime League fixture thanks to a brace from guest player John Smith.

Winning for charity
1986 - We won 3-2 at Blackburn Rovers in a friendly staged in aid of the Sudan Lifeline charity. Paul Walsh, Steve McMahon and Ian Rush were all on target.
1901 – We lost a Lancashire Senior Cup game 2-0 at Ewood Park.

British scorers
2017 – Rhian Brewster struck a hat-trick, including one from the spot, as England Under-17’s beat the USA 4-1 in their World Championship Finals Quarter-final in India.
1950 - Billy Liddell scored his first Scotland goal in their 3-1 defeat by Wales in the British International Championships at Ninian Park.
1922 - Harry Chambers netted both goals as England beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in the same competition at The Hawthorns. Meanwhile, we beat Cardiff City 3-1 in a top-flight match at Anfield that was also a benefit game for reds forward Billy Lacey, as he was ruled out for two months with injury. Cyril Gilhespy, Dick Forshaw and Walter Wadsworth struck for the reds after the break.

Gordon’s farewell
1964 - Gordon Milne won his fourteenth and final cap as England were held 2-2 by Belgium in a friendly at Wembley. Clubmate Peter Thompson also played.

Young future reds on the mark
2009 – Suso scored as Spain Under-17’s thumped Romania 4-1 in a friendly.
2004 - Besian Idrizaj netted for Austria Under-17’s as they beat their Republic of Ireland counterparts 2-1 in a European Championships qualifier in Switzerland.
1993 - Mark Kennedy was on target for the Irish Under-18’s in their 2-2 European Championships qualifying draw with Scotland in Landskrona.

Beating the Hatters
We have twice defeated Stockport County in Wartime League matches on this day in history.
1916 - Arthur Metcalf, Donald Mackinlay and Fred Pagnam struck at Anfield in a 3-1 win.
1939 - Jack Balmer netted twice at Edgeley Park as we won 3-0 with Willie Fagan also on target.

Farewell Jimmy
1971 - Post-war Assistant Trainer Jimmy Seddon died. His son Kenneth was a player with us while he was at the club.

Larry gets the boot
1984 - Ex-reds centre-half Larry Lloyd was sacked as Manager of Notts County. He had only been in charge for fifteen months, but had overseen their relegation after three years in the top flight in his only full season in charge.



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