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30th October


God’s first great work
1993 - Robbie Fowler scored his first League hat-trick as we beat Southampton 4-2 at Anfield, with strike partner Ian Rush also on the scoresheet. Ronnie Rosenthal made his 97th and final reds appearance in this game, as a half-time substitute for Stig Inge Bjørnebye. Matt Le Tissier netted two of his seven strikes against the reds in this game.

Happy birthdays
1985 – Estonian centre-half Ragnar Klavan was born in Viljandi. He signed from Augsburg for £4.2m in July 2016, notching twice in 53 outings before moving to Cagliari for £2m in August 2018.

1929 - Centre-forward Dave Hickson was born in Ellesmere Port. He made the controversial switch across Stanley Park to join the reds for £12,000 in November 1959, putting an extra 15,000 on the gate for his debut, with one fan running on to kiss him on the cheek! He scored 38 times in his 67 reds games before joining Aston Villa in July 1961.
1959 - Glenn Hysén was born in Gothenburg. The Swedish centre-half was signed from Fiorentina for £600,000 in June 1989. He went on to make 93 appearances, notching three times and helping us to our most recent title win in 1990, as well as the FA Charity Shield on his debut. He returned to his home town to sign for GAIS in May 1992.

1989 - Former reserves defender Ronald Huth was born in Asuncion, Paraguay. He signed from Tacuary in January 2007 but failed to make the first-team match-day squad, although he played in our pre-season win at Wrexham later that year, his only senior friendly action. He was released in June 2009.
1933 - Right-back Fred Perry was born in Cheltenham. He signed from Worthing in July 1954, but made just one senior appearance before joining Sittingbourne in January 1957.

A truly unlucky break
2004 - Djibril Cissé suffered a truly horrible broken leg as we drew 2-2 at Blackburn Rovers, with John Arne Riise and Milan Baroš netting our goals. It was first feared that Cissé might be away from the game for a year, or even have had to lose his leg, but instead he was back in a red shirt less than six months later. Jay Bothroyd and Brett Emerton were on target for the home side.
1926 - Harry Chambers was on target as we lost another top-flight encounter at Ewood Park 2-1. Syd Puddefoot netted one of his six strikes past the reds, with Ted Harper scoring one of his five goals against us.

Willie off the mark
1937 – Inside-left Willie Fagan grabbed the first of his 57 reds goals as we won 3-2 in the top flight at Sunderland, with Berry Nieuwenhuys and Alf Hanson also on target. Raich Carter bagged one of his six goals past us, with Pat Gallacher netting the last of his six.

On top of the pile
1982 - The reds went top of the League after beating Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 at Anfield, staying there for the rest of the season. Gerry Ryan opened the scoring for the visitors before ex-Seagull Mark Lawrenson equalised, added to by a Kenny Dalglish brace before the break.

Tommy signs on
1957 - Keeper Tommy Lawrence signed on as a professional. The ‘flying pig’ had to wait five years to make his senior bow but went on to keep goal on 390 occasions in total, helping us to claim two League titles, the club’s first ever FA Cup and an FA Charity Shield. He moved across the water to join Tranmere Rovers in November 1971.

The lights come on at Anfield
1957 - Floodlights were used at Anfield for the first time, having been installed at a cost of £15,000. Billy Liddell nabbed a brace as we beat Everton 3-2 in the second leg of the Floodlight Challenge Cup, played to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liverpool County FA. John Morrissey grabbed our other goal as we shot into an aggregate lead inside the first 25 minutes, although we eventually lost out 4-3 overall. Future red Dave Hickson headed one of the Blues’ goals on his 28th birthday.

Jimmy’s double century
1979 - Jimmy Case played his 200th reds game as we beat Third Division Exeter City 2-0 in a League Cup Fourth Round tie at Anfield, with both goals scored by substitute David Fairclough.

Beaten by the Mancs
1915 - We lost 2-0 to Manchester United in a Wartime League match at Anfield.
1943 - We lost another wartime fixture against the Red Devils at Maine Road, this time 1-0.

A thumping win
1965 - We beat Nottingham Forest 4-0 at Anfield in a top-flight match. Willie Stevenson converted a penalty before Roger Hunt nabbed a brace, with Ian St. John completing the scoring.

Mixed fortunes in the Champions League
2001 - We qualified for second group phase of the Champions League after beating Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to a Vladimír Šmicer strike and Stephen Wright’s only reds goal.
2002 - Francisco Rufete’s deflected shot was the only goal of the game at Anfield against Rafael Benítez’s Valencia, to leave us needing a win at Basel to progress to the second group stage.

Derby joy
1920 - Harry Chambers struck twice as we won 3-0 at Goodison with Dick Johnson also on target.

Mixed fortunes against the Villains
1976 - We beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Anfield, with Ian Callaghan, Terry McDermott and Kevin Keegan on target.
1897 - Unfortunately we lost 3-1 on our first visit to Villa Park in another top-flight meeting, with Harry Bradshaw nabbing our consolation, his fiftieth reds strike. Jack Devey bagged one of his seven goals past us, with Fred Wheldon bagging one of his four and Charlie Athersmith also scoring.

Souey’s debut
1974 - Graeme Souness, then still with Middlesbrough, made his Scotland debut as they beat East Germany 3-0 in a friendly at Hampden Park with Celtic’s Kenny Dalglish among the scorers. Meanwhile, John Toshack struck as Wales beat Hungary 2-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Cardiff. Also in action in qualifiers that day were Ray Clemence, Steve Heighway, Emlyn Hughes and Kevin Keegan
1975 - Clemence and Keegan also played in another qualifier as they lost 2-1 in Czechoslovakia.

Finn moves on up
1996 - Steve Finnan joined Notts County from Birmingham City for £300,000, following a loan spell at Meadow Lane earlier that year. He made a total of 110 appearances for the Magpies, netting nine times before joining Fulham in November 1998, helping them to claim the Third Division title with a record points total.

Off on loan
1999 - Ex-reserves striker John Durnin joined Blackpool from Portsmouth on loan. He struck twice in six games during his month at Bloomfield Road.
2007 - Young left-back Robbie Threlfall moved to Hereford United on loan. He turned out on twelve occasions for the Bulls and re-joined them on loan in July 2008.

Sami on target
1991 - Future red Sami Hyypiä netted on his debut for Finland Under-19’s as they beat Denmark 4-1 in a friendly in Vantaa.

The Queen honoured
2009 - Kenny Dalglish’s wife Marina was presented with the MBE by the Prince of Wales, for her charity work.

Final caps
1989 - Ronnie Rosenthal won his last cap as a Standard de Liège player, and 25th in total, as Israel were held to a goalless draw by Colombia in a World Cup play-off game in Tel-Aviv.
1991 - Stig Inge Bjørnebye won his final cap as a Kongsvinger player, and thirteenth in all, as Norway’s European Championships qualifier in Hungary also ended goalless. Fellow future red Øyvind Leonhardsen also played, while Jari Litmanen also featured in another qualifier on the same day.

Management moves
2003 - David Hodgson was appointed Manager of Darlington for the third time. He was sacked in October 2006 with the Quakers mid-table in the bottom division of the League.
2009 – Richard Money took over as the boss at Luton Town, one of his former clubs as a player, leading them to runners-up in the Conference National at the end of the season.



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