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The Doc is in
1976 – Ex-Blues forward David Johnson signed from Ipswich Town for a club record £200,000. He went on to win three League titles, European Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two FA Charity Shields, scoring 78 times in 213 reds games. He was the first player to score for both sides in Merseyside derbies, and returned to Goodison in August 1982 for £100,000.

Most recently
2018 – Three reds made their debuts as we thumped West Ham United 4-0 in our season opener at Anfield – keeper Alisson Becker, Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring, with Sadio Mané bagging a brace and Daniel Sturridge completing the scoring. This secured our 500th Premier League victory.

In comes José
2011 – Left-back José Enrique signed from Newcastle United for £5.5m. He impressed reds fans in his early appearances, netting twice in 99 games in all and helping us to claim the Carling Cup and reach the FA Cup Final in his first campaign, before being released in May 2016.

2019 - Andy Lonergan joined the reds, having been released by Middlesbrough earlier in the summer. The reds became the twelfth club of his professional career, but he failed to make the first team, although he sat on the bench on eight occasions, including nights when we claimed the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

Joyeux anniversaire
1981 - Our former record £14m signing Djibril Cissé was born in Arles in France. His first season was one of tremendous ups and downs, including a horrific leg break and converting a penalty in the Champions League Final. He notched a total of 24 times in 79 reds games, including scoring in the UEFA Super Cup Final and FA Cup Final, but then spent a season on loan at Olympique de Marseille, for whom he signed permanently for £6.3m in July 2007.

1990 – Mario Balotelli was born in Palermo. The Italian striker signed from AC Milan for £16m in August 2014, only scoring four times in 28 games in his one season at Anfield, spending s campaign back on loan at AC Milan before joining Nice on a fee transfer in August 2016.
2010 - He joined Manchester City from Internazionale for €21.8m after 28 goals in 86 games for the nerazzurri.
1948 – Former first-team coach Patrice Bergues was born in Créteil, France. He worked with Gérard Houllier at Anfield between 1998 and 2001, later working with him at Olympique Lyonnais.
1997 – Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi was born in Ilorin. He signed from Imperial Academy for £400,000, spending most of his time since out on loan.

Joy in Charity
We have twice claimed the FA Charity Shield on this day over the years.
1989 - Glenn Hysén made his reds debut as Peter Beardsley scored the only goal of the game against Arsenal at Wembley, in his hundredth reds match. Later, an Ian Rush header struck the post, landing in keeper John Lukic’s arms.
2001 - We made our third trip to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff inside six months, as a Gary McAllister penalty and Michael Owen strike handed us a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Manchester United. John Arne Riise made his reds bow in this game, which was the first eleven-a-side first-class match to be played indoors, as the stadium’s roof was closed against the rain.

Other signings
1982 – Forward David Hodgson arrived from Middlesbrough for £450,000. He never fully established himself in his two years at Anfield, scoring ten times in 49 appearances, although he did claim a League championship medal and helped us to clinch the FA Charity Shield on his reds bow before he left for Sunderland for £125,000.
2010 – Danish midfielder Christian Poulsen signed from Juventus for £4.5m, having previously worked with Roy Hodgson at F.C. København. He made 21 largely uninspiring appearances, without finding the back of the net, moving on to Évian Thonon Gaillard a year later. On the same day, future red Simon Mignolet played for Belgium Under-21’s.

For Billy and Zico
1974 - The reds took part in a testimonial match at Celtic for their legendary player Billy McNeill. The game ended 1-1, with our goal being scored by John Toshack.
1985 - We played in another testimonial game, losing 3-2 to Everton at Anfield. Phil Neal, whose testimonial it was, and Craig Johnston were on target for the reds.

International milestones
2009 - Sami Hyypiä won his hundredth senior cap, captaining Finland in their 1-0 friendly defeat by Sweden in Solna. This was his first cap as a Bayer 04 Leverkusen player, while fellow ex-red Jari Litmanen played his 125th international.

On the same day, Sotirios Kyrgiakos won his fiftieth cap for Greece, his final one as an A.E.K Athens player, as Greece lost 2-0 to Poland in Chorzów. Javier Mascherano also reached a half century of international appearances, skippering Argentina as they beat Russia 3-2 in a friendly in Moscow, with future red Maxi Rodríguez also in action.

Stan’s treble
1996 - Stan Collymore bagged a hat-trick in our 4-0 victory at Burnley in a pre-season friendly. Robbie Fowler completed the scoring.

Beating City
We have twice beaten Manchester City at Anfield in League encounters on this day over the years.
1969 - We won 3-2 with a goal from Roger Hunt and an Ian St. John brace. Tommy Smith scored an own goal in this game with City keeper Joe Corrigan playing his first game at Anfield, with Ian Bowyer also on target for the visitors.
1972 - We triumphed 2-0, thanks to an early Brian Hall strike and a late Ian Callaghan goal. However, this game was marred by the dismissals of Larry Lloyd and City’s Wyn Davies. Lloyd later became the first player to fight a ban before the newly formed independent disciplinary tribunal, in relation to this sending off. Steve Heighway reached a century of reds games that day.

Off the mark
2017 – Mohamed Salah scored on his reds bow as we were held to a 3-3 draw at Watford. We fell behind to a Stefano Okaka goal before Sadio Mané equalised. Abdoulaye Doucouré put the Hornets back in front, with Roberto Firmino equalising from the spot and Salah giving us the lead, which we held until a stoppage-time leveller from Miguel Britos.
2012 - Raheem Sterling scored his first reds goal as we beat Sami Hyypiä’s Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-1 in a friendly at Anfield. Lucas and Andy Carroll were also on target.
1991 - Mark Walters made his first reds appearance, in a 1-0 friendly defeat at Tranmere Rovers. He joined from Rangers for a £1.25m fee the following day, where he had been a big success.

Euro anniversary
1984 - We met Icelandic side Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur in a friendly. They were the first team we ever played in European competition, almost exactly twenty years earlier. This meeting ended 2-2, with Michael Robinson and Phil Neal on the scoresheet after we had fallen two goals behind.
1990 - We returned to that part of the world, winning 2-0 at HJK Helsinki, with Ray Houghton and David Burrows on the scoresheet.

Thumped in Spain
1988 - We were trounced 5-1 by Club Atlético de Madrid in the pre-season T Herrera Tournament. Substitute Ray Houghton scored our consolation goal at the Estadio Vicente Calderón. Alan Hansen dislocated his left knee in this game, keeping him out until the following May.
1983 - David Hodgson struck as we lost 2-1 to the same side in La Linea Tournament.
1986 - We held Real Sociedad to a goalless draw in San Sebastián.

Other friendlies
1967 - Ian St. John, Willie Stevenson, Ron Yeats and Roger Hunt all netted as we beat German side Hannover 96 4-1 at their Niedersachsenstadion.
1995 - Steve McManaman bagged the only goal of the game as we beat Shelbourne 1-0 in the Yorkie Premier League Challenge at Tolka Park in Dublin.

First and last caps
2009 - Glen Johnson won his first cap as a reds player as England drew 2-2 with the Netherlands in Amsterdam, with future red James Milner making his international bow. Dirk Kuyt was on target, while Ryan Babel and ex-red Emile Heskey also featured. Philipp Degen represented Switzerland for the first time since moving to Anfield, helping them to a goalless draw with Italy in another friendly in Basel. Meanwhile, Xabi Alonso and Álvaro Arbeloa both won their first caps as Real Madrid players. Albert Riera struck his final goal for Spain while on our books, with Fernando Torres also netting and Pepe Reina also playing as Spain beat FYR Macedonia 3-2 in Skopje. On the same day, keeper Nikolay Mihaylov won his first cap since becoming a red as Bulgaria beat Latvia 1-0 in a friendly in Sofia.

More international goalscorers
2009 – Ex-red Milan Baroš converted a penalty as the Czech Republic beat Belgium 3-1 in a friendly in Teplice, while ex-red John Arne Riise scored as Norway thumped Scotland 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Oslo. Future red Raul Meireles netted for Portugal in their 3-0 friendly win in Liechtenstein. Also in international action that day were Yossi Benayoun, Péter Gulácsi, Krisztián Németh, David N’Gog, future reds Mario Balotelli, Milan Jovanović, Ragnar Klavan, Christian Poulsen, Nuri Şahin and Luis Suárez and ex-reds Nicolas Anelka, Robbie Keane, Harry Kewell and Nikolay Mihaylov, while John Toshack took charge of Wales.

Olympian Raul
2004 - Raul Meireles played for Portugal in the Olympics Finals, coming off the bench as they lost a group game 4-2 to Iraq in Greece.

In and out
2020 – French centre-half Billy Koumetio signed pro terms with the reds, having joined the Academy from Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football in November 2018. He made his debut in the UEFA Champions League at Midtjylland in December 2020. On the same day, centre-back Morgan Boyes joined Fleetwood Town on loan, playing four times while with the Cod Army.

Blackpool firsts
2003 - Michael Foley-Sheridan played his first senior reds game as we beat Fleetwood Town 6-1 in a friendly at Blackpool’s Broomfield Road ground. John Welsh scored his first goal for the first team, with Milan Baroš nabbing a brace to add to a penalty from El-Hadji Diouf and goals from Bruno Cheyrou and Anthony Le Tallec.

Ex-reds on the move
1996 - Bruce Grobbelaar moved down the south coast, joining Plymouth Argyle from Southampton on a free transfer. He turned out 41 times in his one season at Home Park before joining Oxford United the following season. On the same day, Northern Irish youth forward Davy Larmour left Anfield to join Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer, having been part of the victorious FA Youth Cup winning squad earlier that year. He played 22 times for them without finding the net.
2015 – Chris Kirkland joined Preston North End from Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer, but only played six times in his one campaign at Deepdale.
2016 – Forward David N’Gog signed for Panionios, scoring three times in sixteen games for the Greek side.

2020 – Ex-reds midfielder Adam Phillips re-joined Morecambe on loan from Burnley, netting ten times in 33 outings in this second spell. On the same day, former reds winger Mark Kennedy resigned as Head Coach of Macclesfield Town having rejected a new contract following the club’s relegation from the League due to a points deduction for financial issues.
2013 – Former reserves keeper Alexander Doni retired from playing. He joined the reds on a free transfer from Roma in July 2011 and played four times, as well as sitting on the bench on another 46 occasions. He returned to his native Brazil with Botafogo in January 2013 having apparently suffered a heart attack during a routine medical in the summer of 2012.
2009 – Winger Mark González signed for CSKA Moskva from Real Betis Balompié for €6.5m. He had struck ten times in 44 League games for the Andalusian outfit.
1991 - Former reserves defender Alan Harper rejoined Everton from Manchester City for £200,000. He made 62 appearances in this second spell at Goodison, before moving to Burnley on a free transfer three years later.

Also in international action
2010 – Future red Simon Mignolet featured for Belgium Under-21’s in their 1-0 European Championships qualifying win in France.
2000 – Future red Fábio Aurélio played for Brazil as they beat Chile 3-0 in an unofficial friendly in Florianópolis.
1981 – Future red Glenn Hysén appeared for Sweden as they beat Bulgaria 1-0 in a friendly in Uddevalla.


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      2015 – Future reds forward Sadio Mané was sent off for Southampton as they left Anfield with a 1-1 draw. He had just tapped in a late equaliser after substitute Christian Benteke had opened the scoring with a quarter of an hour remaining.
      1969 – We beat Southampton 4-1 at Anfield, with Emlyn Hughes scoring early on. Roger Hunt bagged a brace, with left-back Tony Byrne putting through his own net. Tommy Lawrence saved a Denis Hollywood spot-kick, with the Saints’ goal coming from the first of Mick Channon’s seven strikes against the reds.
      2014 – We were held to a goalless draw by Hull City in L4.
      2012 - We beat Anji Makhachkala 1-0 at Anfield in a UEFA Europa League group game, with Stewart Downing on target.
      A Royal meeting
      2006 – Skipper Robbie Fowler and John Arne Riise both struck in the closing minutes of the first half of our League Cup Third Round tie against Reading at Anfield, our first ever meeting with the Royals. Argentinean centre-back Gabriel Paletta then scored on his reds debut four minutes after the break. However, we threw away the three-goal lead in the closing quarter of an hour. Andre Bikey pulled a goal back before Peter Crouch restored our cushion. However, first Leroy Lita then Shane Long scored for the visitors to make the final score 4-3, the first of his four goals against us, with the reds surviving a couple of very late threats for an equaliser. Also making their reds bows that night were midfielder Danny Guthrie, Lee Peltier at right-back and centre-half James Smith.
      Hooperman lands
      1985 - Mike Hooper signed from Wrexham for £40,000. He went on to make 73 first-team appearances in eight years at Anfield, remaining behind Bruce Grobbelaar in the pecking order.
      1961 - Reserves forward George Scott signed professional terms on his seventeenth birthday. Bill Shankly called him “the best player ever to play for my reserves”, but he failed to break through to the first team, later turning out for Aberdeen and Tranmere Rovers.
      League Cup records
      1983 - An Anfield crowd of just 9,902 witnessed our 4-0 defeat of Brentford in the Milk Cup Second Round second leg, the smallest ever gate to watch the reds in that competition, as we progressed 8-1 on aggregate. Graeme Souness set the ball rolling from the spot, before David Hodgson’s tenth and last reds goal, with Kenny Dalglish and Michael Robinson also netting.
      1995 - Ian Rush scored his 48th League Cup goal for the reds in our 4-0 Third Round defeat of Manchester City, with three of our goals coming in the final quarter of an hour. He shares the competition record for most goals with Geoff Hurst on 49, having added one with Newcastle United. John Scales, Robbie Fowler also struck before Steve Harkness grabbed his third and final reds goal.
      2005 - Steven Gerrard grabbed his fiftieth reds goal to equalise after Dougie Freedman’s opener as we lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace in the Third Round. Young defender David Raven was making his fourth and final senior reds appearance. After Marco Reich’s winning strike we went 1,040 minutes before conceding another goal, with São Paulo ending the run twelve games later.
      Ending runs
      1975 - Emlyn Hughes played in his 177th consecutive reds game as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Derby County with John Toshack netting our goal. Phil Boersma made his 121st and final reds outing in this match, as a half-time replacement for Emlyn, with injury keeping Crazy Horse out of the next two games. Francis Lee scored the last of his six goals against the reds that day.
      1913 - John Bovill played his 29th and final reds game in our 3-0 top-flight defeat by Oldham Athletic at Anfield. Joe Walters bagged two of his five goals past us with Lady Woodger also on the scoresheet.
      1924 - Keeper Elisha Scott also ended a long run, making his 132nd consecutive appearance in our 3-1 defeat of Sunderland at Anfield, with Archie Rawlings netting twice and Harry Chambers also on target. John Jones replaced him for the next three games.
      1952 - We also faced the Wearsiders, losing 3-1 at Roker Park with Billy Liddell netting our consolation. Trevor Ford struck the final two of his seven goals past us with Harry Kirtley also on target for the home side.
      Debuting at Turf Moor
      1919 - Left-half Tom Bromilow made his reds bow at right-half as we won 2-1 at Burnley thanks to a brace from Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers.
      Trebles all round
      1930 - Jimmy Smith scored a hat-trick as we won 3-1 at Blackpool.
      1986 - Ex-reds reserve Mike Newell bagged a treble as we were thumped 4-1 at Luton Town in another First Division fixture, the first of his eight strikes against us, with Ricky Hill also scoring. Jan Mølby, who had been employed as a sweeper behind Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson in a new formation, netted our late consolation from the spot.
      2017 – Rhian Brewster netted three times as England Under-17’s beat Brazil 3-1 in their World Championship Finals Semi-final in India.
      Over the bar
      1992 - Norwich City were awarded the first penalty against us in the newly-formed Premier League, but Mark Bowen blazed the ball high into the Kop. Ian Butterworth scored for the visitors in the second minute with a goal that went in via Mike Marsh, Bruce Grobbelaar and the crossbar! However, we went on to win the game 4-1, with Michael Thomas, Don Hutchison and birthday boy David Burrows on target before Mark Walters converted from the spot.
      Reds off the mark
      2003 - Florent Sinama-Pongolle bagged his first reds strike as we beat Leeds United 3-1 at Anfield. Michael Owen and Danny Murphy grabbed the others, with Alan Smith netting for the visitors.
      1997 - Øyvind Leonhardsen scored his first senior reds goal in our 4-0 home defeat of Derby County, with Roy Evans winning his hundredth game as reds boss. The other goals came from Steve McManaman and a Robbie Fowler brace, with Robbie also spurning a penalty.
      1947 - Bob Priday and Jack Balmer netted as we were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield in another top-flight meeting with Derby. Billy Steel bagged a brace for the visitors, the first two of his four goals past the reds.
      Half a century at the wrong end
      1958 – We benefited from our fiftieth own goal in all competitions to date as John Martin put through his own net as we beat eventual Second Division champions Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 at Anfield. This was added to by a Fred Morris penalty and a Jimmy Harrower strike. Redfern Froggatt scored one of his six goals past us, with Roy Shiner also netting.
      Out-gunned
      1980 - Arsenal held us to a 1-1 draw at Anfield with Graeme Souness on target, a sixth League stalemate in our first thirteen games that season. Alan Sunderland struck for the Gunners, one of his six goals against us.
      1989 - We lost a League Cup Third Round tie 1-0 at Highbury thanks to an Alan Smith strike, one of his nine past the reds, as they beat us in this competition for the second time in four seasons.
      Derby joy
      1941 - We beat Everton 3-2 at Anfield in a Wartime League fixture, with our goals coming from Tom Bush and a Billy Liddell brace.
      Scott off
      1928 – Forward Tom Scott left the reds to sign for Bristol City after four goals in eighteen games. He had arrived from Darlington in February 1925, despite Everton believing they had a deal in place to sign him.
      Management moves
      1988 - Mark Lawrenson was sacked as Manager of Oxford United by Chairman Kevin Maxwell after he objected to the sale of Dean Saunders to Derby County, whose then Chairman was Kevin’s dad Robert Maxwell!
      2001 - Nigel Spackman was sacked as First Division Barnsley’s boss after nine months in charge, following a run of eight games without a win.
      2015 - Kevin MacDonald was appointed Caretaker Manager of Aston Villa for the second time, following the dismissal of
      Golden boys?
      2005 - Jamie Carragher, Luis García and Steven Gerrard were all nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. Brazilian Ronaldinho went on to claim the honour, with Gerrard finishing in third, Carragher in twentieth and García 23rd.
      Kenny at the double
      1978 - Kenny Dalglish bagged a brace in Scotland’s 3-2 European Championships qualifying defeat of Norway at Hampden Park. Graeme Souness also played in this game. On the same day, Emlyn Hughes skippered an England side that also included Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson and ex-red Kevin Keegan as they drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland in a qualifier at Lansdowne Road. Future red Mark Lawrenson featured for the home side.
      International debuts
      1930 - Future red Daniel McRorie won his only cap in Scotland’s 1-1 draw with Wales in the British International Championships at Ibrox.
      1978 - Joey Jones won his first cap as a Wrexham player, and nineteenth in total, as Wales trounced Malta 7-0 in a European Championships qualifier.
      2010 – Future red Danny Ward made his debut for Wales Under-19’s as they drew 1-1 with Kazakhstan in a European Championships qualifier in Bridgend.
      1999 – Michael Foley played for the Irish Under-16’s as they beat Sweden 2-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Dublin.
      Other reds games
      1994 – Ian Rush bagged a brace as we beat Stoke City 2-1 in a League Cup Third Round tie at Anfield, en route to claiming the trophy for the fifth time.
      1902 - Laurie Bell missed a penalty for the home side as we drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park, having already converted one spot kick. Sam Raybould scored our goal.
      On the move
      2012 – Ex-reserves forward Nathan Eccleston joined Tranmere Rovers on loan from Blackpool, but only made one senior appearance due to injury.
      Foy in action
      Robbie Foy has twice played for Scotland Under-19’s on this day.
      2002 - He played his third game at this level in a 2-1 defeat of Iceland in a European Championships qualifier in Slovenia.
      2003 - He won his next cap in a 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands in another qualifier in Ayr.
      2016 - Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Paul Glatzel and Curtis Jones all played for England Under-16’s as they lost 2-1 to the USA in France.
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      Trebles for
      1984 - Ian Rush bagged a hat-trick in torrential rain as we beat SL Benfica 3-1 at Anfield in a European Cup Second Round encounter.
      1998 - Michael Owen scored four goals, including a penalty, as we thumped Nottingham Forest 5-1 at Anfield. Steve McManaman grabbed the other, with Dougie Freedman on target for the visitors.
      An Olympic champion
      1908 - Arthur Berry was in the United Kingdom side that won Olympic gold by beating Denmark 2-0 in the Final at White City Stadium.
      Trebles against
      1925 - Frank Osborne scored the first three of his four goals past us for Tottenham Hotspur as they beat us 3-1 in a First Division match at White Hart Lane, the first of three consecutive League trebles he struck for the Londoners, becoming the first player in the Football League’s history to achieve that feat. South African keeper Arthur Riley made his reds bow in this game, becoming the first player born outside the British Isles to represent the club. Dick Forshaw netted our goal.
      1936 – We lost 5-2 at Brentford with Jack Balmer and Berry Nieuwenhuys nabbing our goals. Dave McCulloch bagged a treble, the first of his seven goals against the reds, with Bobby Reid scoring the first of his five and Jack Holliday also on target.
      Razor sharpened
      1987 - Ray Houghton made his first-class reds debut as a rare Gary Gillespie goal was enough to hand us victory at Luton Town.
      1960 - We also visited Kenilworth Road, when we won a League Cup Second Round replay 5-2, our first win in the new competition. This came courtesy of a brace each from Kevin Lewis and Roger Hunt, and a Dave Hickson goal. Gordon Turner netted one of his five goals past us, with David Brogan also on target.
      Mo’s half century
      2018 – Mohamed Salah reached fifty reds goals, notching twice, including one from the spot, as we beat Crvena Zvezda 4-0 in our UEFA Champions League group game at Anfield. Roberto Firmino had opened the scoring, with the final goal coming from Sadio Mané, having already had a penalty saved.
      Also in Europe
      2001 - We visited Boavista in the Champions League for our 200th game in European competition, with a Danny Murphy goal being enough to secure a point in the first group stage.
      1972 - We beat AEK Athens 3-0 at Anfield in a UEFA Cup Second Round tie, with Phil Boersma and Peter Cormack on the scoresheet, and Tommy Smith converting from the spot. Brian Hall was playing his hundredth reds game.
      1973 - Slobodan Janković struck a goal for Crvena Zvezda, also known as Red Star Belgrade, from thirty yards before Vladislav Bogićević volleyed in from a seemingly offside position. Chris Lawler bagged our consolation as we lost this European Cup encounter 2-1 at the same stage. Unfortunately, we also lost the Anfield return by the same score.
      Istanbul despair
      2007 - We lost 2-1 at Beşiktaş JK, leaving us with just a single point from our opening three Champions League group games, and teetering on the brink of early elimination. Steven Gerrard headed a late consolation after the home side had taken the lead through a Sami Hyypiä own goal, his second in five days, and a Bobô strike.
      Blunting the Blades
      2020 – Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota both struck as we came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 behind closed doors at Anfield.
      1953 – Jimmy Payne netted as we beat the Blades 3-0 in a top-flight fixture at Anfield, with Sammy Smyth bagging a brace.
      Stan no longer the man
      2007 - Steve Staunton was sacked as Manager of the Republic of Ireland after 21 months in charge in which he had overseen just six wins in seventeen games.
      Red deaths
      1966 - Keeper Sam Hardy died in Chesterfield. He signed from his hometown club for £340 in May 1905 and had made 240 reds appearances, helping us to the League title in 1906 as well as winning fourteen England caps while at Anfield, and two FA Cups for Aston Villa after moving to the Midlands in May 1912.
      1942 – Forward Harry Race died in World War II action in El Alamein, Egypt. He had joined the reds from Raby United in February 1928, scoring eighteen times in 43 games before being sold to Manchester City in August 1930 for £3,000.
      Carra’s unwelcome record
      2010 - Jamie Carragher scored a club record eighth own goal as we beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Anfield, after Sotirios Kyrgiakos had headed in his third and last reds goal. Fernando Torres struck the winner, with all the goals coming in the second half. Martin Škrtel has since also put through his own net eight times.
      First and last
      1959 - Louis Bimpson played his 102nd and final reds game as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Portsmouth, with Ronnie Moran grabbing our goal early on in this Second Division fixture.
      1903 – Full-back Joseph Hoare made the first of his seven senior appearances in our 3-1 top-flight defeat of Derby County at Anfield. Richard Morris, Jack Parkinson and Arthur Goddard bagged our goals.
      Another trophy
      1956 – We beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Anfield to secure the Lancashire Senior Cup for the eighth time, in a replay staged five months after the first meeting, also in L4. Alan A’Court and Billy Liddell scored.
      First and last caps
      1925 - Tom Bromilow won his fifth and final cap for England as they held Northern Ireland to a goalless draw in the British International Championships at Windsor Park, with new reds signing David McMullan winning the first of his three caps for the home side, for whom Elisha Scott was in goal.
      2013 – Jordan Rossiter debuted for England Under-17’s as they thumped Armenia 4-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Yerevan, with future red Dominic Solanke bagging his first goal at this level and Sheyi Ojo and future red Joe Gomez also in action.
      2014 – Ben Woodburn played for Wales Under-17’s as they beat Montenegro 2-1 in a European Championships qualifier in Belarus.
      2015 – Woodburn featured again at the same level, in a 1-0 defeat by Switzerland in Newport. On the same day, Bobby Adekanye bagged his only Under-17’s goal as the Netherlands thrashed Albania 5-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Wales.
      Losing to the Mancs
      1981 - Terry McDermott netted from the spot as Manchester United returned down the East Lancs Road with all the points, having won 2-1. Kevin Moran opened the scoring with Arthur Albiston bagging a late winner.
      Disappointment at Turf Moor
      1967 - We drew 1-1 at Burnley with Chris Lawler on the scoresheet.
      1914 - We did even worse, returning home on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in another top-flight meeting, with keeper Ken Campbell playing his hundredth reds game. Ex-Evertonian Bertie Freeman bagged two of his nine goals against the reds, with Teddy Hodgson also on target for the home side.
      Thumping wins
      1896 - We beat Blackburn Rovers 4-0 at Anfield in a top-flight match, with George Allan, Bill Michael, Jimmy Ross and Malcolm McVean all netting. Keeper Harry Storer saved a penalty from Rovers’ Anderson.
      1942 – George Mills and Jack Balmer were on target as we won 4-1 in a Wartime League game at Manchester City, with Cyril Done netting twice.
      Venison back from Turkey
      1995 - Barry Venison joined Southampton from Galatasaray for £850,000. He played thirty times for the Saints before retiring from the game a year later.
      Management departures
      2011 - Steve Nicol left as head coach of New England Revolution by mutual consent, having been appointed permanently in November 2002.
      2012 – Paul Jewell stepped down as Manager of Ipswich Town, also by mutual consent, having led them to 29 victories in 85 games in charge since taking over in January 2011.
      Penalty failures
      1931 - Jimmy Hampson missed a penalty for Blackpool as we won 3-2 at Anfield, although he also netted two of his six goals against the reds. Gordon Gunson and Gordon Hodgson scored as we also benefited from a Stan Ramsay own goal.
      1908 – Reds keeper Sam Hardy saved a penalty from George Dodd as we beat Notts County 2-1 at Trent Bridge. Jack Parkinson and Ronald Orr bagged our goals.
      Other reds games
      1970 – We lost 1-0 at Ipswich Town.
      1964 – West Bromwich Albion beat us 3-0 at The Hawthorns with Clive Clark bagging two of his seven goals past us and Jeff Astle netting the first of his seven.
      Young England reds
      2008 – Future red Jonjo Shelvey bagged his only goal for England Under-17’s as they thumped Estonia 7-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Spain.
      2012 – Jordon Ibe made his debut for England Under-18’s in their 2-0 friendly defeat of Italy in Mansfield.
      2009 – Future reds Alisson Becker and Philippe Coutinho both featured for Brazil Under-17’s as they beat Germany 3-2 in a World Championship Finals game in Nigeria.
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      Happy birthdays
      1951 – Forward David Johnson was born in Liverpool. The ex-Blue arrived from Ipswich Town in August 1976 for a club record £200,000 fee, and went on to win three League titles, European Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two FA Charity Shields, scoring 78 times in 213 reds games. He was the first player to score for both sides in Merseyside derbies, and returned to Goodison in August 1982 for £100,000.
      1993 – Brazilian midfielder Fabinho was born in Campinas. He signed from Monaco for an initial £39m in July 2018, scoring three times in 122 outings across his first three seasons. He has so far helped us to claim the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and our first League title for thirty years.
      1974 - Sander Westerveld was born in Enschede. The Dutch keeper made 103 reds appearances, helping us to five trophies in 2001 before being replaced by Jerzy Dudek, moving to Real Sociedad for £3.49m that December. He is now coaching for Ajax Cape Town in South Africa, where he ended his playing career.
      1992 – Reserves forward Michael Ngoo was born in Walthamstow. He signed from Southend United in September 2009 for a potential fee of up to £250,000. He was released last summer after several loan spells away from Anfield, signing for Kilmarnock in August 2014.
      Debutants
      1993 - Dominic Matteo made his reds bow in our 1-1 draw at Manchester City, when Ian Rush netted a late equaliser after David White had opened the scoring with the last of his five strikes past us.
      1991 - Jamie Redknapp made his debut at the Stade de l’Abbé-Deschamps as we lost 2-0 to Auxerre in the first leg of our UEFA Cup Second Round tie with Bruce Grobbelaar in fine form to keep the score down.
      1937 - Forwards Willie Fagan and John Shafto both debuted in our 1-1 draw with Leicester City, with Alf Hanson on target for the reds at Anfield.
      1926 - We also entertained the Foxes in the First Division, when Harry Chambers netted the only goal of the game very late on.
      Milestone games
      1971 - Ian Callaghan played his 500th reds game as we beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 in a League match at Anfield. Tommy Smith had a penalty saved by keeper David Lawson but he reacted quickly to score from the rebound, with Alun Evans also on target.
      1976 – Ray Kennedy scored as we drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Elland Road, with Phil Neal making the first of his club record 417 consecutive appearances.
      Off the mark
      1897 – Right-winger Bobby Marshall nabbed his only two reds goals as we beat Derby County 4-2 at Anfield after Joe McQue and Dan Cunliffe had also struck. Steve Bloomer struck one of his fourteen goals against us, with Alexander Maconnachie also on target for the Rams.
      Against the Addicks
      We have faced Charlton Athletic twice on this day in history
      1996 – We returned from Selhurst Park with a 1-1 League Cup Third Round draw when Robbie Fowler grabbed our goal.
      2004 - John Arne Riise and Luis García struck as we won our Premiership meeting 2-0. This was our 2,000th League match at Anfield.
      Keeping ends
      1999 - Brad Friedel played his 31st and final reds game in our 1-1 draw at Southampton. Titi Camara grabbed our late equaliser after Norwegian midfielder Trond Egil Soltvedt had netted.
      1920 - Goalkeeper Harry McNaughton played his only reds game, helping us to a home derby victory. Dick Forshaw nabbed the only goal of the game.
      Also in Europe
      2019 – We won 4-1 at Koninklijke Racing Club Genk in the UEFA Champions League group stage with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netting either side of half time. Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah both scored late on before Stephen Odey grabbed a late consolation.
      1974 - We entertained Hungarians Ferencvárosi when Kevin Keegan struck as we were held to a draw in the Second Round of the European Cup Winners’ Cup, with keeper István Géczi in outstanding form. The visitors bagged a very late equaliser through Mate that eventually saw us crash out at this Second Round stage on the away goals rule.
      Egged
      1965 – We lost 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion. During the game, a hard-boiled egg was thrown onto the pitch, which Tommy Smith handed over to the referee, who stopped the game while he spoke to the police, with a loudspeaker announcement threatening to call off the game. Tony Brown opened the scoring with the first of his eight goals past us, with Clive Clark bagging one of his seven and John Kaye one of his four.
      Ex-reds in charge
      1993 - Phil Neal was appointed Manager of Coventry City following the resignation of Bobby Gould. He remained in the post for sixteen months, only losing twenty of his 67 games in charge. His major legacy to the club was selling Phil Babb to the reds, and signing Dion Dublin, as well as ex-red Mike Marsh.
      2006 - Paul Ince was appointed Player/Manager of Macclesfield Town. He led them to fourteen victories in 35 games and remained in charge until June 2007, when he left to take over at MK Dons.
      1998 - Nigel Clough signed for Burton Albion from Manchester City as Player/Manager. He led them into the Conference, moving on to take over at Derby County in January 2009.
      2013 – Clough was appointed Manager of Sheffield United, leading them to an eleventh-place finish in League One and the FA Cup Semi-Final in his first season in charge.
      Gordon for the FA
      1963 - Gordon Milne turned out for an England side as they faced a Rest of the World eleven in an FA Centenary game at Wembley, winning 2-1.
      Up against the Shakers
      1915 - We lost 2-1 at Gigg Lane in a Wartime League match with Fred Pagnam grabbing our consolation.
      1954 - Bury held us to a 1-1 draw in our Second Division meeting, with Eric Anderson on the scoresheet. Stan Pearson struck one of his eleven goals against the reds.
      Beating Boro
      1948 - Jack Balmer and Albert Stubbins struck as we beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in a top-flight meeting at Anfield. Billy Liddell converted a penalty, with the scoring completed by a Billy Whitaker own goal.
      2013 – Ex-reds centre-half Daniel Ayala joined Middlesbrough on loan from Norwich City, making the move permanent three months later for £350,000.
      Farewells
      1915 - Centre-forward Tommy Gracie died in Glasgow. He signed from Everton for £150 in February 1912, but only managed to score five times in 34 appearances for the reds, returning north of the border to join Heart Of Midlothian in May 1914.
      1911 – Outside-right Andrew Kelvin died aged just 42. He signed from his hometown club Kilmarnock in 1892, returning there after just six reds games the following year.
      1870 – Scottish half-back Tom Cleghorn died. He signed from Blackburn Rovers in March 1896, scoring once in seventy games before moving to Portsmouth in August 1899. He helped Pompey to claim both the Southern Football League First Division and Western Football League First Division titles in 1901/02, ending his career with Plymouth Argyle.
      Other reds game
      1982 – Mark Lawrenson was on target as we drew 1-1 at Stoke City with Mickey Thomas scoring a spectacular equaliser.
      Youngsters in action
      2015 – Herbie Kane won his fifteenth and last cap for England Under-17’s as they drew 0-0 with South Korea in a World Championship Finals group game in Colombia.
      2010 - Adam Morgan, Matty Regan and Raheem Sterling all featured as England Under-17’s beat Poland 1-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Georgia.
      2002 – Future reds coach Gary O’Neil scored on his debut for England Under-20’s as they won a friendly 2-1 in Germany.
      Michael is officially the best
      2000 - Michael Owen was named the Premiership’s Young Player of the Month for September. He had scored six goals during the month, including a hat-trick against Aston Villa, and he was the unanimous choice of the League Managers’ Association to secure the award.
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