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28th September


Hat-tricks all round
2002 - Michael Owen bagged a treble as we won 3-0 at Manchester City. It was our 400th Premier League match, and Steven Gerrard made his 150th reds appearance in the game.
1895 - George Allan scored four goals in our 5-1 Second Division defeat of Burslem Port Vale at Anfield, with David Hannah netting the other. Full-back Archie Goldie made his reds bow in this game.
2003 - Kevin Lisbie bagged a treble for Charlton Athletic as we lost 3-2 at The Valley, with Steven Gerrard playing his 200th reds game. Vladimír Šmicer scored and Michael Owen converted a penalty.

Anfield debut
1884 - The first game at Anfield was played, when Everton beat Earlestown 5-0 in a friendly.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!
1992 – Midfielder Luis Alberto was born in San José del Valle, Cádiz. He signed from Sevilla for £6.8m in June 2013, making twelve senior appearances in his first campaign before returning to his homeland on loan for the next two seasons, moving on to sold to S.S. Lazio for €4m in August 2016.

European records
1976 - We registered our then record equal away win in Europe, thumping Northern Irish champions Crusaders 5-0 in our First Round match to go through 7-0 on aggregate, en route to our first European Cup win. David Johnson bagged a brace, to add to goals from Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott and Steve Heighway, with four of our goals coming in the final nine minutes. Crusaders had been unfortunate enough to hit the woodwork twice before we had opened the scoring on the night.

1982 - Anfield witnessed its lowest ever European attendance of just 12,021 as we beat Dundalk 1-0 in our European Cup First Round second leg, to progress 5-1 on aggregate. Ronnie Whelan volleyed the only goal, just nine minutes from time. Terry McDermott was making his farewell reds appearance, and 329th in all.
1983 - Phil Neal missed his first game in seven years as Michael Robinson scored his first two reds goals as we beat Danes OB Odense 5-0 at Anfield. Kenny Dalglish also struck twice, to break Denis Law’s British record for most goals in the European Cup, reaching fifteen. Our other strike came from a Frank Clausen own goal.

Captain Jocky
1985 - Alan Hansen was confirmed as club captain in place of Phil Neal, prior to our 4-1 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Ian Rush and Mark Lawrenson both scored, before Jan Mølby added two penalties. Craig Johnston reached a century of League games for the reds.

Out with the old, in with the new
1957 - Centre-half Laurie Hughes played his 326th and final reds game as we were thumped 5-1 at Charlton Athletic, with Tony Rowley grabbing our consolation. Gerry Byrne made his reds bow in the same game, scoring an own goal. Bobby Ayre bagged a treble, with South African centre-forward Stuart Leary netting the last of his six strikes against the reds.

Another debutant
1912 - Inside-forward Arthur Metcalf made his reds bow as we lost 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion. Tom Miller grabbed our consolation.
1935 - We had a happier time against the Baggies, thumping them 5-0 at Anfield, with Lance Carr bagging a brace and Berry Nieuwenhuys, Gordon Hodgson and Fred Howe all on the scoresheet.

Running riot at Molineux
1968 - We recorded our equal biggest win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as Roger Hunt, ex-Wolves star Alun Evans and Peter Thompson all netted braces in a 6-0 top-flight thumping.

A derby win
1963 - Ian Callaghan netted twice as we beat Everton 2-1 at Anfield, with Roy Vernon bagging one of his six goals against the reds.

Ton up
1974 - Phil Boersma played his hundredth reds game as we lost a First Division match 1-0 at Sheffield United, thanks to an Alan Woodward goal.

Also in Europe
2004 - We lost at Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage, despite the Greek outfit having Anastasious Pantos sent off late on. Ieroklis Stoltidis netted the only goal of the game.
2000 - We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Rapid Bucureşti to reach the UEFA Cup Second Round 1-0 on aggregate, on our way to claiming the trophy for the third time.
2005 – Both sides drew blanks as Chelsea visited Anfield in our most recent European game on this day, a Champions League group game.
1966 - Ian St. John headed us into the lead before Ian Callaghan’s volley secured a 2-0 victory over Romanians Petrolul Ploieşti in the opening game of our European Cup campaign.

Mixed fortunes against the Brummies and Rovers
We have twice scored three against the Blues from Birmingham at Anfield, although one of these occasions ended in defeat.
1901 - We beat Small Heath, as they were then known, 3-1, with Sam Raybould on target twice and Tom Robertson converting a penalty.
1907 - Birmingham City left L4 with all the points having won 4-3. Arthur Goddard, Joe Hewitt and Robbie Robinson grabbed our goals. Arthur Mounteney struck two of his five goals past us, with Benny Green and Edmund Eyre also on target.

We have met Blackburn Rovers three times in the Lancashire Senior Cup on this day in history.
1927 – We won a Second Round tie 4-3 at Anfield. Gordon Hodgson bagged a brace, with Bill Devlin and Tom Reid also on target.
1936 – We lost 2-1 at Ewood Park in the First Round, benefitting from an own goal.
1938 – We drew another First Round tie 4-4, with Stanley Eastham converting a penalty and Bill Kinghorn, John Browning and George Paterson also netting.

Reserve birthdays
1964 - Reserves forward Paul Jewell was born in Liverpool. He never made our first-team, moving on to Wigan Athletic for £15,000 in December 1984. He also had a successful spell with Bradford City, before moving into management.
1981 - More recent second-string striker John Miles was born in Fazakerley. He too never broke through to the first eleven at Anfield, but continued his career in the lower leagues.

1897 - Harry Beadles was born in Llanllwehaiarn, Newtown in Wales. He bagged six goals in eighteen games after signing on for free from Grayson’s FC in June 1921, but left three years later to join Cardiff City.

Forwards on their way out
1999 - Karl-Heinz Riedle was sold to Fulham for £200,000. He netted six goals in 35 outings in two seasons at Craven Cottage, as his career wound to an end.
1983 - Reserves forward Mike Newell joined Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer, having failed to break into the first team at Anfield. He only lasted one month and three matches at Gresty Road, before moving to Wigan Athletic on another free transfer.
2013 – Nigel Clough was sacked as Manager of Derby County having been in charge since January 2009.

Wartime scorers
1940 - Denis Westcott nabbed his first reds goals, scoring both in our 2-0 win at Chester’s Moss Road Ground in a Wartime League game.
1918 - Inside-forward Harry Lewis scored in his fourth consecutive game as we won a Wartime League game at Preston North End 2-0. Thomas Bennett netted the other goal.

Ex-reds keepers in opposition
2003 - Two ex-reds custodians, David James and Tony Warner, played against each other as West Ham United drew 1-1 with Millwall in a First Division fixture at Upton Park.
2012 - David James signed for Bournemouth. He stayed until the following March, playing nineteen times for the Cherries.
2015 – Keeper Lawrence Vigouroux had his loan spell terminated by Swindon Town for paying a £50 fine in pennies, although he was reinstated after he apologised.

The King, the father
1975 – Future reds legend Kenny Dalglish became a father for the first time, to Kelly.

Youngsters in action
2006 - Michael Collins netted for the Republic of Ireland Under-17’s, playing alongside Laurence Gaughan and Shane O'Connor as they beat Latvia 2-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Azerbaijan.
2012 – Brad Smith won his first cap for England Under-19’s in their 6-0 trouncing of the Faroe Islands in a European Championships qualifier in Tallinn.
2013 – Harry Wilson bagged a brace for Wales Under-17’s in their 3-0 European Championships qualifying defeat of Slovenia in Slovakia.



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