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22nd September


God off the mark
1993 - Robbie Fowler scored on his reds debut as we beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage in our League Cup Second Round first leg match. Ian Rush and Nigel Clough had put us two ahead at the break, with Sean Farrell pulling a goal back before God struck.

Happy birthday Harry
1978 - Harry Kewell was born in Smithfield in Australia. He signed from Leeds United for £5m in July 2003, but his time at Anfield was somewhat disappointing due to a series of niggling injuries, as he bagged sixteen goals in 139 reds games before moving to Galatasaray as his contract expired in July 2008. He helped us to claim the Champions League and FA Cup in his reds career, although he limped out of both finals.

1927 - Right-back George Whitworth was born in Eckington, Derbyshire. He signed from Stanton Ironworks in February 1950, but only made nine appearances in his three years at Anfield, standing in for Phil Taylor.

Seven in a row
2018 – We secured a club record seventh consecutive win from the start of a season when we beat Southampton 3-0 at Anfield, with all the goals coming in the first half. We took the lead when Xherdan Shaqiri's shot took two deflections, eventually going in as a Wesley Hoedt own goal. Joël Matip headed in with Mohamed Salah netting in first-half stoppage time. Unfortunately, we lost our next game, an EFL Cup Third Round tie at home to Chelsea.

Graduating to the first team
1970 - The reds included two university graduates in their ranks for the first time, as Brian Hall and Steve Heighway both featured against Third Division Mansfield Town in a League Cup Second Round replay at Anfield. Joe Fagan’s son, right-back Kit, made his reds debut as a late substitute for Heighway. However, he only ever made one more senior appearance. Jimmy Sutton gave the visitors a shock lead from thirty yards inside two minutes. Emlyn Hughes equalised before John Stenson headed the visitors back in front. Tommy Smith netted a penalty to take the match into extra time, with Alun Evans grabbing the winner as we won 3-2. Unfortunately, we were knocked out at Swindon Town at the next hurdle.

A lucky escape
1992 - We came back from 3-0 and 4-2 down to Third Division Chesterfield to draw our League Cup Second Round first leg 4-4, as we conceded four times at Anfield for the first time since December 1969. Mark Wright netted a brace, with Ronnie Rosenthal also on target and Don Hutchison bagging his first reds goal. However, we won the second leg 4-1 to progress to the next round. This game saw young midfielder Phil Charnock’s first reds start, and second and final appearance in all. Steve Norris and Dave Lancaster struck twice each for the Spireites.

Undefeated at Goodison
We have not lost any of our three trips to Goodison on this day in history.
1990 - We won 3-2, with Peter Beardsley adding a brace to a John Barnes spot-kick to put us three goals ahead, before Andy Hinchcliffe and then Stuart McCall, from a free-kick that bounced off the bar onto Glenn Hysén and in, struck for the home side.
1962 - A last-minute Roger Hunt goal handed us a share of the spoils in the first League derby for eleven years, with Kevin Lewis also scoring in a 2-2 draw, although the Blues had two further goals disallowed. Roy Vernon opened the scoring from the spot for the home side, one of his six strikes against us, with ex-red Johnny Morrissey putting them in front.
1900 - Sam Raybould equalised immediately after the break as the game ended 1-1, getting on the scoresheet for the fourth game in a row.

Anfield despair
2010 – We were knocked out of the Carling Cup by the ‘formidable challenge’ of Northampton Town, 4-2 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1 in normal time and then 2-2 after extra time. This was our first ever League Cup defeat to basement opposition. Milan Jovanović opened the scoring with his first reds goal as Sotirios Kyrgiakos skippered the reds for the only time, with David N’Gog heading in our extra-time equaliser. Keeper Brad Jones, centre-half Danny Wilson and midfielders Tom Ince and Jonjo Shelvey all made their reds bows. Shelvey and Daniel Agger both converted in the shoot-out, with N’Gog and Nathan Eccleston both missing.

Bienvenue Grég
2000 - Left-back Grégory Vignal signed from Montpelier for £500,000. He only made fourteen starts and twenty appearances in total, and moved permanently to Portsmouth in July 2006, following four loan spells away from Anfield.

Disappointment against the Blues
We have twice faced Birmingham City on this day in history, without securing a victory.
2007 - We were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Anfield, with media attention focused on the fact that Fernando Torres was rested for the opening hour.
1906 - We lost 2-1 at Muntz Street. Jack Cox grabbed our consolation, while full-back Percy Saul made his reds bow. Arthur Mounteney bagged one of his five goals against us, with Bill Jones also netting.

Five thousand points
2001 - Jari Litmanen’s goal at Anfield to defeat Tottenham Hotspur took us past 5,000 points in League football. Michael Owen came on as a substitute, but suffered a hamstring pull after just a quarter of an hour on the pitch.

A Dane in Yorkshire
1995 - Jan Mølby joined Barnsley on loan, for whom he only made five appearances. He then moved to Norwich City on loan, in the twilight of his Anfield career.

Defensive debuts
1976 - Future red Avi Cohen won his first senior cap as Israel won a friendly 1-0 in Greece.
1993 - Future red Rigobert Song won his first senior international cap in Cameroon’s 1-0 friendly defeat by Mexico in Los Angeles. Stig Inge Bjørnebye and future reds Karl-Heinz Riedle and Christian Ziege also played for their countries that day.

Rushie on target again
1982 - Ian Rush scored in the third of five consecutive internationals as Wales beat Norway 1-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Swansea. Ex-red Joey Jones also played. Mark Lawrenson and future red Michael Robinson both featured as the Republic of Ireland lost 2-1 to the Netherlands in Rotterdam on the same day, while Phil Neal won his fortieth England cap as they drew 2-2 in Denmark in another qualifier.

Mixed fortunes against the Villains
1997 - Robbie Fowler converted a spot-kick in front of the live TV cameras, with first-time skipper Steve McManaman and Karl-Heinz Riedle also on target as we beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Anfield.
1951 - We lost 2-0 at Villa Park in another top-flight encounter back.

A double treble
1917 - Thomas Bennett and Harry Lewis both bagged hat-tricks as we thumped Bolton Wanderers 6-0 in a Wartime League game at Anfield.

Rovers and Leeds again and again
1945 - Jack Balmer and Willie Fagan both grabbed braces as we thumped Blackburn Rovers 5-0 in a Wartime League match at Ewood Park, with Bill Jones also scoring.
1894 - Malcolm McVean and Hugh McQueen netted as we were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield in a First Division meeting, the first time we had ever hosted Rovers.

1928 - Jimmy McDougall was on the scoresheet as Leeds United held us to a 1-1 draw, with Russell Wainscott scoring one of his five goals against the reds.
1934 - Alf Hanson netted twice as we won another top-flight encounter 3-0 at Elland Road, with future Leeds player Gordon Hodgson grabbing his 200th League goal for the reds.
2009 – David N’Gog bagged the only goal of our League Cup Third Round tie at Leeds as midfielder Jay Spearing made his first start for the reds.

For the League
1971 - Emlyn Hughes and Chris Lawler both played for a Football League representative side that beat a League of Ireland team 2-1 in Dublin.

Brucie on the move again
1997 - Bruce Grobbelaar signed for Sheffield Wednesday from Oxford United for a nominal fee. He did not make a first-team appearance for the Owls.



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