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Off goes Rowdy
1971 - Ron Yeats signed for Tranmere Rovers. The giant Scottish centre-half had netted sixteen goals in 454 outings for the reds, captaining us to two League titles, our first FA Cup, Second Division title and FA Charity Shield. He was one of Bill Shankly’s first and most inspired signings, arriving for just £22,000 from Dundee United in July 1961.

A new home record
1972 - We registered our 21st consecutive home League win as a Peter Cormack goal handed us a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. This was a club record, and a record in the top-flight until we reached 24 in July 2020. However, we were held to a 1-1 draw by Derby County in our next League match at Anfield.
1990 - We travelled to Selhurst Park, losing 1-0 with Mark Bright netting.

Michael and Sami – best in the world
2001 - Michael Owen and Sami Hyypiä were named in L’Équipe’s World Team of the Year, after a highly successful year that resulted in the reds claiming five trophies.

A record gate
2007 - We were held to a goalless draw at Manchester City, with the reds spurning several good chances. The game took place in front of the then record attendance at the City of Manchester Stadium of 47,321.

Phil’s farewell
2017 - Philippe Coutinho played his final reds game as we beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring early on with the most recent of his seven strikes past us, becoming the first Foxes player to net in five consecutive games against the reds. Mohamed Salah bagged a brace after the break to secure the victory.

Happy McBirthdays
1873 - Centre-half Jim McBride was born in Renton, Dumbartonshire. He struck seven times in 56 games, helping us to the Second Division title in 1894 after signing from Renton in June 1892. He moved on to Ardwick in December 1894, sadly dying at the age of just 25.
1929 - Full-back Tom McNulty was born in Salford. He signed from Manchester United for £7,000 in February 1954 and played 36 times for the reds without scoring. He moved on to Hyde United in 1958.

Winning in the north east
2011 - We went behind to Newcastle United at Anfield to a Daniel Agger own goal before Steven Gerrard came off the bench to inspire a comeback. Ex-Toon star Craig Bellamy bagged a brace, with Gerrard himself also on target. Andy Carroll headed against the bar, the seventeenth time we had hit the woodwork so far that season as we won 3-1.
2015 – Christian Benteke bagged the only goal of our trip to Sunderland immediately after the break.

Luis at last
2006 - Luis García grabbed the only goal of the game at Tottenham Hotspur, his thirtieth and final reds strike. This completed our twelfth League double over the North London outfit. On the same day, it was announced that Steven Gerrard was to be awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

Beating the Gunners
We twice beat Woolwich Arsenal at Anfield in the early years of last century.
1905 - Arthur Goddard, Sam Raybould and Alex Raisbeck netted as we won 3-0.
1911 - Jack Parkinson and John Bovill both struck twice in a 4-1 win.

A huge win
1944 - Don Welsh scored six goals, a hat-trick in each half, as we obliterated Southport 12-1 at Anfield in a Wartime League game. Billy Liddell was on target twice, so scoring in his third consecutive game, with Jackie Campbell and Michael Hulligan also adding braces.

Rushie fails
1989 - Ian Rush had a penalty saved by ex-red Bob Bolder as a John Barnes goal was enough to hand us victory at home to Charlton Athletic.

In comes Harry
1930 - Harry Barkas signed from Gateshead for £1,500, for whom he had struck seven times in nineteen outings. He failed to score in five reds games, returning to Gateshead in 1932.

Bush’s bow
1933 - Wing-half Tom Bush debuted as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Alf Hanson grabbing our goal.

Stalemate at the Bridge
We have twice drawn at Chelsea on this day over the years.
1995 - We held the Blues 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, with Steve McManaman and John Spencer each nabbing a brace.
1922 - The game ended goalless.

Overall record
We have only played twelve first-class games on this day in history, winning seven times.
1967 - Ian Callaghan netted the only goal as we entertained Coventry City.
1893 - Harry Bradshaw and David Henderson struck as we beat Grimsby Town 2-0 in a Second Division encounter, our first ever meeting with the Mariners.

Nathan’s birthday
1990 – Forward Nathan Eccleston was born in Manchester. He made his reds bow in our Carling Cup defeat at Arsenal in October 2009, making nine senior appearances without finding the back of the net before being sold to Blackpool in August 2012.

Michael on loan
1986 - Future red Michael Thomas joined Second Division Portsmouth on loan from Arsenal. He played three games for Pompey as they edged towards promotion.

Stevie charged
2008 - Steven Gerrard was charged with assault and affray following an incident at a Southport bar two days earlier. He was later acquitted of all charges.

Back to the coast
1993 - Jimmy Case re-joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Sittingbourne on a free transfer. He made 34 appearances in his second spell at the Goldstone Ground, before retiring from the game five years later.

Roys in action
1963 - Roy Evans played for Lancashire Schools as they lost 3-2 to their Yorkshire counterparts at Bramall Lane.
2007 - Roy Hodgson took over as Manager of Fulham, having been appointed two days earlier with the side in the relegation zone. He led them to just nine points from his first thirteen games in charge. However, twelve points from the last five games kept them in the Premiership. They finished seventh in his first full campaign, their best-ever League finish. Last season he took them to the UEFA Europa League Final, where they lost out to Club Atlético de Madrid, finishing twelfth in the League. He was subsequently named LMA Manager of the Year by a record margin.

Marsh in the Midlands
1994 - Mike Marsh signed for Coventry City from West Ham United for £450,000. He struck twice in nineteen games before rejoining Graeme Souness at Galatasaray the following summer.

Ed off
2010 – Chief Scout Eduardo Macía left the reds by mutual consent. He had arrived at Anfield in June 2006 and is now working for Leicester City.

In international action
1976 - Glenn Hysén played for Sweden Under-18’s as they lost 2-1 to Denmark in a tournament game in Israel.
2001 – Future reds Salif Diao and El-Hadji Diouf played for Senegal as they beat Algeria 1-0 in a friendly in Dakar.


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      1983 - We returned there when Kenny Dalglish netted in a 1-1 top-flight draw with Manchester United.
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      1992 - We overcame Ipswich Town 3-2 in a Fifth Round replay after extra time, with Ray Houghton grabbing his 38th and last reds goal, with Jan Mølby and Steve McManaman also on target, after we had fallen behind 2-1 in the added on period. Ex-red John Wark featured, saying that “the fans gave me a standing ovation. They gave me one of best feelings I have ever known in football. I was almost in tears.”
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      International beginnings and ends
      1920 - Reds keeper Ken Campbell made his Scotland debut as they held Wales 1-1 in the British International Championships at Ninian Park in their first game after the First World War.
      1921 - He won his fifth cap in Scotland’s 2-0 defeat by Northern Ireland in Belfast, although by now he was a Partick Thistle player. This was the province’s first international as the new Northern Ireland. Ex-red Tom Miller also appeared for the Scots that day, winning his first cap as a Manchester United player, while Billy Lacey and Elisha Scott played for the home side.
      1927 - Left-half David McMullan won his third and final cap for Northern Ireland, playing alongside reds custodian Elisha Scott in their 2-0 defeat by Scotland in a British International Championships game in Belfast.
      Half a century for Milan
      2004 - Milan Baroš played his fiftieth reds game as we beat Levski Sofia in the first leg of our UEFA Cup Third Round tie at Anfield 2-0, with Steven Gerrard and Harry Kewell on the scoresheet.
      Beating the Blues
      1916 - Arthur Metcalf grabbed the only goal of our Wartime League match at Goodison Park.
      Beaten by the Geordies
      We have twice lost to Newcastle United on this day in history.
      1913 – We went down 1-0 in an FA Cup Third Round replay at St. James’ Park.
      1927 - We lost 2-1 at Anfield in a First Division fixture, with Tom Reid bagging our consolation and Stan Seymour bagging a brace for the visitors.
      International reds on target in friendlies
      1985 - Ian Rush netted for Wales in their 1-1 draw with Norway in Wrexham. Ex-red Joey Jones also played.
      1997 - Patrik Berger was on the scoresheet as the Czech Republic beat Belarus 4-1 in Podebrady, with future reds clubmate Vladimír Šmicer also in action.
      Gelukkige verjaardag
      1988 – Dutch reserves forward Jordy Brouwer was born in Den Haag. He arrived from Ajax in January 2007, becoming a regular in our second string. However, he is now back in his homeland playing for HBS Craeyenhout.
      Ronnie for Israel
      Ronnie Rosenthal twice played for his country on this day in history.
      1986 - He was on the losing side when England won a friendly 2-1 in Tel-Aviv. Ex-red Avi Cohen and future reds John Barnes and Peter Beardsley all also featured.
      1997 - He won his 52nd cap as Germany won 1-0 in the same city, with future reds Markus Babbel and Christian Ziege in their line-up.
      Ex-reds on the move
      1993 - Jimmy Case joined Third Division Wrexham from Halifax Town on a free transfer. He only played four times in eight months at the Racecourse Ground before moving on to Darlington.
      1998 - Don Hutchison joined Everton from Sheffield United for £1m. He went on to net eleven goals in 89 games for the Toffees, before joining Sunderland for £2.5m in July 2000.
      2019 – Brendan Rodgers was appointed Manager of Leicester City, moving back south of the border having been in charge of Celtic since May 2016. On the same day, centre-half Rhys Williams signed pro terms with the reds.
      Ablett to Grimsby
      2002 - Gary Ablett joined First Division Grimsby Town on trial. He had been plying his trade across the Atlantic with Long Island Riders, following a brief spell with Blackpool.
      Other reds games
      1994 – Ian Rush netted the only goal of Coventry City’s visit to Anfield after just two minutes.
      1974 – Phil Boersma was on target late on as we beat Southampton 1-0 in L4.
      1921 – We thumped Huddersfield Town 4-1 in a home League fixture, with Harry Chambers bagging a brace and Walter Wadsworth and Dick Forshaw also on the scoresheet.
      1920 – We lost 1-0 at Notts County.
      1910 – Arthur Goddard scored the only goal of Bradford City’s visit to Anfield from the spot after Jimmy Stewart had seen a previous penalty saved by Harry Maskrey.
      1898 – We drew an FA Cup Third Round tie 1-1 at Derby County with Harry Bradshaw on target. Unfortunately, we were thumped 5-1 in the replay.
      Other youngsters in international action
      1995 – Future red Haukur Igni Gudnason featured for Iceland Under-17’s as they lost 1-0 to Norwat in the Portugal Tournament.
      2014 – Future red Joe Gomez captained England Under-17’s beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the Algarve Tournament, with Sheyi Ojo also in action.
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      The start of another treble
      2001 - We won the Worthington Cup in the first domestic final to be played outside England, at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. We beat Birmingham City 5-4 on penalties after the match had ended 1-1 to secure Gérard Houllier's first trophy. Who could forget witnessing Jamie Carragher striding forward to bury our fifth spot-kick, before Sander Westerveld saved the decisive penalty from future Blue Andrew Johnson? Robbie Fowler had opened the scoring, before a late Darren Purse penalty took the game into extra time. On the same day, future red Ragnar Klavan played for Estonia Under-17’s with ex-red Rigobert Song featuring for Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier.
      On our way to Wembley
      1987 - We made it through to the Littlewoods Challenge Cup Final, as the League Cup was then known, by beating Southampton 3-0 in the Semi-final second leg at Anfield. Nigel Spackman made his reds bow, while Ronnie Whelan, Kenny Dalglish and Jan Mølby were all on target in the second half.
      A real victory
      2009 – Yossi Benayoun headed the only goal of our Champions League round of sixteen first leg match at Real Madrid. On the same day, future red Danny Wilson played for Scotland Under-19’s in their 3-2 friendly defeat in France.
      Souey off the mark at Anfield
      1978 - Graeme Souness scored his first reds goal in a 3-1 home League win over Manchester United. His stunning left-foot volley was later voted as the BBC’s Goal Of The Season. Ray Kennedy and Jimmy Case netted our other goals.
      Stevie passes Alan
      2010 – Bruno Fernandes headed Unirea Urziceni in front in our UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg in Bucharest before we came back to win 3-1, with Daniel Agger playing his hundredth reds game. Javier Mascherano equalised with his first reds strike before Ryan Babel put us ahead on the night. Steven Gerrard completed the scoring with his 33rd goal in continental competition to surpass Alan Shearer as Britain’s all-time leading scorer in European football.
      2016 – James Milner’s early penalty was enough to secure victory over Augsburg 1907 e. V. in the second leg of our UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie, as we went all the way to the Final in Basel that season. Portuguese midfielder João Teixeira played his eighth and last reds game.
      Management birthdays
      1911 - Manager Don Welsh was born in Manchester. He had guested for the reds during the Second World War, and later took charge at Anfield for 232 games over five years during the 1950’s. He has the indignity of being our first Manager to be sacked, in May 1956, after presiding over our relegation from the top flight in 1954, before failing to lead us back to the promised land.
      1967 – Former First Team Coach Kevin Keen was born in Amersham. He was appointed in July 2011, joining from West Ham United before moving on in June 2012.
      Other reds birthdays
      1993 – Reserves centre-half and skipper Conor Coady was born in Liverpool. He made just two senior appearances before being sold to Huddersfield Town for £375,000 in August 2014.
      1952 - John McLaughlin was born in Liverpool. The midfielder only made 55 appearances in his six years at Anfield, after signing professional terms on his seventeenth birthday, bagging three goals. His best season came in 1970/71, but a lack of first-team opportunities following injury led to a loan move to Portsmouth during 1975/76 before he moved into non-League football with Barrow.
      1925 - Forward Sammy Smyth was born in Belfast. He bagged twenty goals in 44 reds games after signing from Stoke City for £12,000 in December 1952. He returned to his homeland to sign for Bangor City in January 1955.
      Anfield trebles
      1922 - Dick Forshaw netted a hat-trick in a 4-0 League defeat of Arsenal, with his last goal coming in injury time. Our other strike was a Rob Turnbull own goal, while forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers played his hundredth reds game.
      1895 - We conceded four goals to Woolwich Arsenal in a friendly at their Manor Ground as we lost 4-3, with Tom Bradshaw, Neil Kerr and Jimmy Ross netting for the reds.
      1928 - Legendary striker Dixie Dean grabbed all three Everton goals in a 3-3 League draw at Anfield. Fred Hopkin, Tom Bromilow and Gordon Hodgson netted our goals. On the same day, Elisha Scott played in goal for Northern Ireland as they beat Scotland 1-0 in a British International Championships game in Glasgow.
      Zico off target at Anfield
      1984 - Phil Neal had a last-minute penalty saved by Queens Park Rangers’ keeper Peter Hucker, the fourth of his last six spot-kicks he had failed to convert. Ian Rush and Michael Robinson were on target in a 2-0 win.
      On the move
      2007 - The free transfer signing of Andriy Voronin from Bayer 04 Leverkusen was confirmed for the following July. He bagged six goals in forty first-team appearances, but was sold to Dinamo Moskva for £1.8m in January 2010.
      1994 – Keeper Mark Gayle joined on loan from Crewe Alexandra. He sat on the bench three times before returning to Gresty Road.
      1950 - Defender George Whitworth signed for the reds from Stanton Ironworks. He only ever made nine senior appearances in three years at Anfield.
      2013 – Ex-reserves forward Lauri Dalla Valle joined Norwegian side Molde from Fulham, for whom he played four times without notching, moving to Belgium to join Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging in July 2013.
      Thumping the Hammers on the way to South London
      1914 - We beat West Ham United 5-1 at Anfield in an FA Cup Third Round replay as we headed towards our first ever Final, which was to be played at Crystal Palace. Billy Lacey and Tom Miller both grabbed braces, with Arthur Metcalf also on target and Syd Puddefoot bagging the first of his six goals past us.
      1956 - We faced the Hammers again, going down 2-0 in a Second Division fixture at Upton Park thanks to own goals from left-half Geoff Twentyman and right-back John Molyneux.
      Jerzy’s Polish bow
      1998 - Feyenoord’s Jerzy Dudek made his full international debut for Poland as a substitute in their 2-0 friendly defeat by Israel in Tel-Aviv.
      Reds on target for their countries
      1998 - Vegard Heggem bagged his only Norway goal while winning his first cap, and only one as a Rosenborg BK player, as they drew 3-3 with France in a friendly in Marseille. Future clubmate Stig Inge Bjørnebye also played, while Auxerre’s Bernard Diomède played for the French.
      1981 - Kenny Dalglish netted the only goal of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier in Israel, who included Avi Cohen. Graeme Souness and future red John Wark both also played.
      2011 – Future red Samed Yeşil netted as Germany Under-17’s beat England 3-1 in the Algarve Tournament. Keeper Tyrell Belford made his debut at this level, with Jack Dunn, Matty Regan and future red Emre Can all also in action.
      Young future reds at Anfield
      1981 - Everton’s Steve McMahon won his first England Under-21’s cap, alongside Middlesbrough pair David Hodgson and Craig Johnston, as they beat the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in a friendly at Anfield. This was Skippy’s second and final cap at this level.
      Other reds games
      1995 – We came from behind to win 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from John Barnes and Steve McManaman.
      1967 – We drew 2-2 at Fulham with Les Barrett giving the Cottagers a half-time lead. Ian St. John and Geoff Strong put us in front, but we succumbed to a last-minute Ron Yeats own goal.
      1961 – We beat Lincoln City 2-0 in a Second Division encounter at Anfield with Johnny Morrissey and Kevin Lewis on target.
      1950 – Middlesbrough thumped the reds 4-1 at Ayresome Park as Peter McKennan struck either side of an Albert Stubbins header. Alex McCrae and Geoff Walker both struck late on to secure the victory.
      1939 – Wolverhampton Wanderers left L4 with a 2-0 victory. Dennis Westcott scored one of his nine goals past us, with Dickie Dorsett bagging one of his four.
      1933 – We lost 2-1 at Portsmouth as Sep Rutherford scored either side of Harold Barton’s goal.
      1905 – Jack Parkinson nabbed the only goal of our Second Division visit to Grimsby Town.
      1899 – We won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion in an FA Cup Third Round tie, with Hugh Morgan and Tommy Robertson both netting after the break. We made it as far as the Semi-final that season.
      Pepe the dad
      2007 - Pepe Reina became a father for the first time, to a girl called Grecia.
      Joey’s last as a Robin
      1975 - Joey Jones won his third cap for Wales Under-23’s, and last as a Wrexham player, as they beat Scotland 2-0 at the Vetch Field.
      Also in international action
      1934 - Ex-red Jimmy Kelly played for the Irish Free State as they were held to a 4-4 draw by Belgium in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
      1970 – Emlyn Hughes featured in England’s 3-1 friendly win in Belgium.
      1986 – Ian Rush played as Wales won a friendly 2-1 in Saudi Arabia.
      1995 – Future red Haukur Ingi Guðnason featured as Iceland Under-17’s lost 2-0 to the host nation in the Portugal Tournament.
      1999 – Future red Milan Baroš played for the Czech Republic Under-18’s in their 2-0 friendly defeat in Greece.
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