1973 - Dietmar Hamann was born in Waldasson in Bavaria. He made a total of 283 appearances for the reds, scoring eleven times as he helped us to claim the Champions League, UEFA Cup, two FA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, two League Cups and the FA Charity Shield after signing from Newcastle United for £8m in July 1999. He moved on to both Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City in a bizarre transfer saga in July 2006 to bring his Anfield career to a close.
1971 - Steve Harkness was born in Carlisle. He made his reds debut on his twentieth birthday, in our 1-0 League win over Queens Park Rangers at Anfield, when Dean Saunders struck his first reds goal. He went on to net three times in 139 games during nearly ten years at Anfield, before teaming up with Graeme Souness again at SL Benfica.
1986 – Forward Nabil El Zhar was born in Alès, France. He joined the reds in October 2006, striking just once in 32 outings before joining Spanish side Levante U.D. in August 2011.
Thumping the Gunners
2017 – We beat Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané on target before the break. Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring.
Off the mark
2011 - Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam both struck their first reds goals either side of a Martin Škrtel header as we beat Bolton Wanderers 3-1 at Anfield, with Ivan Klasnić bagging the visitors’ late consolation.
1984 - Paul Walsh scored just fourteen seconds into his Anfield debut as we kicked off our season against West Ham United. John Wark bagged a late brace to complete a 3-0 win.
1938 - Scottish forward Bill Kinghorn debuted as we beat Chelsea 2-1 at Anfield in another season opener. Phil Taylor struck both our goals that day.
1921 - Centre-forward Danny Shone and outside-left Fred Hopkin both made their reds bows in our 3-0 defeat at Sunderland in a season starter, with the reds missing a last-minute penalty. Charlie Buchan bagged a brace, two of his 21 strikes in 27 games against us, with Harry Martin also on target.
1932 - Ted Crawford bagged a brace on his debut as we thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-1, with Gordon Hodgson bagging his 150th League goal, and Dave Wright and Gordon Gunson also on the scoresheet in our opening game of the season. Centre-half Tom ‘Tiny’ Bradshaw played his hundredth reds game that day.
A new boss
1983 - Joe Fagan took charge of his first League game as we drew 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Ian Rush on the scoresheet. Alan Kennedy conceded a very early penalty against Andy Gray, converted by Geoffrey Palmer, and did the same later in the season after he had moved to Everton.
1974 - We also faced Wolves, with Steve Heighway and John Toshack on target in our 2-0 win at Anfield. Alec Lindsay missed a penalty just three days after converting two in a 2-1 home defeat of Leicester City.
Treble for Aldo
1988 - John Aldridge bagged a hat-trick as we beat Charlton Athletic 3-0 at Selhurst Park.
2008 – Dirk Kuyt bagged the only goal late on in his hundredth reds game as we beat Standard de Liège after extra time in the second leg of our Champions League qualifier at Anfield to reach the group stages. This was the hundredth goal we had struck in Europe under Rafael Benítez, while future red Milan Jovanović featured as a late substitute for the visitors.
Off on loan
2003 - Right-back Markus Babbel joined Blackburn Rovers on loan, scoring three goals in 28 games. He had played 73 times for the reds, netting six times, and helping us to claim five trophies in 2001.
2013 – Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi moved to Stoke City for the season, nabbing five goals in 25 outings. He had arrived at Anfield from SC Heerenveen for £2.4m a year earlier, failing to net in twelve reds games.
2015 – Mario Balotelli re-joined AC Milan on loan after just four goals in 28 outings in his debut season with the reds, although half of these appearances came from the bench.
We have failed to win any of our three encounters with Everton on this day over the years, all of which have been top-flight matches played at Goodison.
1949 - The game ended goalless.
1968 – Another goalless encounter, with Ian Callaghan making his 400th reds appearance.
1966 - We lost 3-1, with Tommy Smith nabbing our consolation. Sandy Brown bagged one of the Blues’ goals, becoming the first substitute to score in a derby. Alan Ball scored the first two of his eleven goals against the reds.
Bye bye Sander
2001 - Sander Westerveld made his 103rd and final reds appearance as we lost 2-1 to Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium. He gifted Dean Holdsworth’s winner to the Trotters, the last of his four goals past us, after Emile Heskey had got us back into the game with an equaliser after Michael Ricketts had put the home side in front.
2011 – Left-back Emiliano Insúa signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal after one goal in 62 reds games, having spent the previous season on loan with Galatasaray.
2016 – We drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur as James Milner handed us the lead from the spot just before the break, with Danny Rose equalising.
2003 – We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Tottenham Hotspur with Michael Owen having a goal disallowed.
The king dethroned
1998 - Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Manager of Newcastle United. He had led the Toon to thirteenth place in his one full season in charge, being sacked just two unbeaten games into the following season.
1980 - He did not play in our 1-0 defeat at Bradford City in a League Cup Second Round first leg encounter after 180 consecutive appearances ever since his arrival from Celtic, before returning for our 4-1 League defeat of Norwich City at Anfield three days later. However, he struck twice as we won the return 4-0 as we set off towards the Final.
Luis starts out
2013 – Young Spanish forward Luis Alberto made his reds bow as we beat Notts County 4-2 after extra time in our League Cup Second Round tie at Anfield. Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge put us into a two-goal lead within half an hour, but County fought back in the second half. Sturridge netted a second before substitute Jordan Henderson made the game safe. Unfortunately, we fell at the next hurdle, losing 1-0 at Manchester United.
Youngsters in action
2010 – Raheem Sterling netted his first goal for England Under-17’s as they beat Australia 4-0 in The FA International U17 Tournament at Blundell Park, with Adam Morgan and Matty Regan also featuring.
Stalemate to start
1927 - We started the season with a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United with Willie Devlin bagging our goal and Harry Johnson netting the last of his seven strikes past us. This was Matt McQueen’s 200th game in charge of the reds.
Other reds games
1977 – We beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at Anfield with Kenny Dalglish, Steve Heighway and Jimmy Case all on the scoresheet.
1969 – We won 3-1 at Crystal Palace. Emlyn Hughes, Roger Hunt and Peter Thompson all scored.
1960 – Kevin Lewis was on target as we drew 1-1 a Second Division match at Middlesbrough.
1955 – Billy Liddell bagged a brace as we beat Hull City 3-0 in L4, with Alan Arnell also scoring.
1952 – Kevin Baron netted the only goal of Sheffield Wednesday’s visit to Anfield late on.
1947 – We lost 2-0 to Manchester United at Maine Road. John Morris grabbed the first of his seven goals against the reds, with Stan Pearson bagging one of his eleven.
On the move
1987 - Mark Wright joined Derby County from Southampton for a club record receipt of £760,000. He struck ten times in 171 appearances for the Rams before coming to Anfield for £2.2m in July 1991.
2009 - Stephen Warnock joined Aston Villa from Blackburn Rovers, netting four times in 104 games for the Villains before joining Leeds United in January 2013.
2014 – Swedish reserves winger Kristoffer Peterson was sold to Utrecht, netting twice in twenty games in his first season in the Netherlands. He had arrived at the Academy from Sävedalens IF in January 2011, scoring twice in pre-season for the first team in July 2014. On the same day, ex-red Xabi Alonso announced his retirement from international football after 114 caps for Spain.
2017 – Future reds keeper Andy Lonergan re-signed for Leeds United from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free transfer, playing nine times in this second spell at Elland Road before moving on at the end of the campaign.
2020 - Pepe Reina signed for S.S. Lazio, playing 37 times in his first campaign in Rome.
Also in international action
1991 – Future red Stig Inge Bjørnebye played for Norway Under-21’s as they lost 1-0 to the USSR in a European Championships qualifier in Kristiansand.