Jump to content
By fans, for fans. By fans, for fans. By fans, for fans.

A century against the Baggies
2005 - Peter Crouch scored our hundredth home League goal against West Bromwich Albion as we won 1-0 at Anfield, to secure our tenth consecutive League victory. This was the third consecutive game that Crouchie had notched in, inside a week.

Gary Mac honoured
2001 - Gary McAllister was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to football. He had been a professional footballer for twenty years, winning the League title while with Leeds United, as well as helping the reds to a famous treble earlier that year.

2008 - Kenny Dalglish’s wife Marina was awarded the MBE for her charity work.
2010 - Former reds Chairman Martin Broughton was knighted for services to business.
2016 - Philippe Coutinho was named winner of the Samba d’Or for 2016, an award given to the best Brazilian playing in Europe, voted for by journalists, players and fans.

Nap hand for Boro
1960 - Middlesbrough won for the fifth consecutive League season at Anfield, as an Alan A’Court goal and brace from Kevin Lewis could not prevent us going down to a 4-3 defeat. This was A’Court’s fiftieth reds strike, while wing-half Bobby Campbell was playing his 25th and final reds game. Brian Clough netted two of his ten strikes against the reds, with Alan Peacock also on target and John Molyneux putting through his own net.

Fred’s debut
1955 – We lost a Second Division fixture 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. Eric Anderson was on target as right-back Fred Perry made his only reds appearance.

Most recently
2016 – Gini Wijnaldum struck the only goal of Manchester City’s visit to Anfield.

Derby stalemate
1966 - The derby played at Anfield ended in a goalless draw.

Twice against the Bantams
We have twice visited Valley Parade on this day in history.
1910 - Jack Parkinson struck a brace as we beat Bradford City 3-1, with Sam Bowyer also scoring.
1921 - We held them to a goalless draw.

150 smiles
1927 – Forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers netted his 150th reds goal as we beat Sheffield United 2-1 in a First Division meeting at Anfield, with Tommy Reid also on target.

More victories
1892 - Other reds wins on this day include a 6-2 thumping of Heywood Central at Anfield in the Lancashire League. Malcolm McVean and Tom Wyllie both struck braces with our other goals scored by Matt McQueen and John Miller.
1898 - George Allan struck from the spot as we won 3-0 at The Wednesday’s Olive Grove ground, to add to a Johnny Walker strike and an own goal from keeper Jimmy Massey.
1904 – Jack Parkinson and Arthur Goddard struck as we won a Second Division match 2-0 at Glossop.

1938 - Phil Taylor nabbed a brace with Willie Fagan converting a penalty and Jack Balmer also on the scoresheet as we beat Preston North End 4-1 at Anfield, with Matt Busby playing his hundredth reds game.
1949 - We beat Arsenal 2-0 in L4. Billy Liddell scored, with George Swindin putting through his own net to keep us top of the table.
1977 – We secured a 2-0 victory at Newcastle United thanks to goals from Phil Thompson and Kenny Dalglish.
1983 - Ian Rush grabbed the only goal of the game at Nottingham Forest as Mark Lawrenson reached a century of League appearances for the club.
1994 – Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Fowler netted as we won 2-0 at Leeds United.

Other reds game
1932 – Harold Barton netted as we lost 3-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Future red Billy Hartill struck, with Billy Bottrill and Jimmy Deacon also on target.

Sammy signs on
1952 – Northern Irish inside-right Sammy Smyth signed from Stoke City for £12,000. He bagged twenty goals in 44 reds games before returning to his homeland to sign for Bangor City in January 1955.

On the move
1987 - Mark Walters joined Rangers from Aston Villa for £550,000. He spent four seasons at Ibrox, netting 51 times in 143 games, before moving to Anfield in August 1991 to rejoin Graeme Souness.
1998 - Peter Beardsley joined Third Division Hartlepool United on a free transfer. He was on target twice in 24 games for the Pool, before joining Doncaster Rovers the following season.

1999 - Gary Ablett was released by Birmingham City. He struck twice in 124 appearances for the Blues, appearing with fellow ex-red Mike Newell in his first season there.
2007 - Chester City announced that John Welsh would join on loan from Hull City when the transfer window opened the following day. He played six times for the Blues.
2011 – Centre-half Danny Wilson joined Blackpool on loan, playing ten first-team games for the Tangerines.

Shanks starts out
1932 - Bill Shankly played his first game in senior football as Carlisle United drew 2-2 with Rochdale at Brunton Park.

Red births
1971 – Assistant Manager Peter Krawietz was born in Mainz, Germany. He followed Jürgen Klopp from Germany in October 2015, being nicknamed as ‘the eye’.
1956 – Centre-half Max Thompson was born in Liverpool. He became the club’s youngest ever player in May 1974, aged seventeen years and 129 days, standing in for John Toshack four days after the FA Cup had been won in 1974, having only turned pro four months earlier. He only made one more senior appearance, moving on to Blackpool for £80,000 in February 1978.

In international action
1994 - Forward Haukur Ingi Guðnason played for Iceland Under-17’s as they lost 2-0 to Turkey in a tournament game in Israel.
1995 – Guðnason featured for the Under-19’s in their 1-0 defeat by Greece in another tournament game in Israel.
2003 – Roy Hodgson took charge of the United Arab Emirates as they lost 2-0 to Oman in a Gulf Cup of Nations game in Kuwait.


User Feedback

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...