1964 - Ian St. John scored three in a 6-1 First Division win over Sheffield United at Anfield. Roger Hunt bagged a brace, with Peter Thompson also on the scoresheet.
1913 - Arthur Metcalf bagged a treble in our first ever FA Cup meeting with the Gunners, then known as Woolwich Arsenal. We won 4-1 at the Manor Ground to reach the Third Round, with Billy Lacey also on target. Unfortunately, we went out to Newcastle United at the next hurdle.
1975 - We also faced Arsenal, losing a top-flight encounter 2-0 at Highbury as Alan Ball netted two of his eleven goals against the reds. John Toshack reached a century of League appearances for us that day.
Hunting a new record
1969 - Roger Hunt bagged the only goal of the game against Sheffield Wednesday at Anfield, taking him past Gordon Hodgson to become our all-time record scorer in the League with 234, still a club record.
Setting another record
2020 - The reds beat Southampton 4-0 to Anfield to ensure that we defeated all our opponents in a top-flight League season for the first time, although the score was goalless at half time. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring, before Jordan Henderson netted and Mohamed Salah added a brace. This ensured we had a 22-point lead at the top of the table, the greatest ever at the end of a day of top-flight football. On the same day, former reds Assistant Manager Željko Buvac was appointed Sporting Director of Dynamo Moskva.
2006 - Robbie Fowler came off the bench to make his first appearance in his second spell with the reds, shortly after Steven Gerrard had opened the scoring in our home Premiership meeting with Birmingham City. Robbie even had a late winner correctly ruled out for offside, while Daniel Agger made his reds bow in a game that was Rafael Benítez’s hundredth in charge. Damien Johnson was sent off for the visitors, who equalised through a Xabi Alonso own goal in the dying minutes to deny us a club record eleventh consecutive clean sheet.
Nando off the mark
2005 - We won 2-1 at Charlton Athletic thanks to Fernando Morientes’ first reds goal and a John Arne Riise strike, as we came from behind, with ex-red Danny Murphy taking the corner that led to Shaun Bartlett’s opener. Jamie Carragher played his 241st League game for the reds, a club Premiership record, while Vladimír Šmicer came on as a late substitute for Morientes to make his first appearance of the season.
1989 - Nigel Spackman was sold to Queens Park Rangers for £500,000 after losing his place to Ronnie Whelan. He had made 63 first-team appearances without scoring, winning a League title medal in his one full season at Anfield.
Up against the Blues
1992 - We lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea, with Ronnie Rosenthal netting for the reds after Vinnie Jones had put the visitors in front. Rosenthal then hit the bar when clean through before Dennis Wise put the Blues ahead again with one of his four goals past us, with Bruce Grobbelaar saving a late spot-kick taken by Wise. Graeme Souness received his Manager of the Month award prior to the game as we suffered our first defeat in fourteen League fixtures. This was Chelsea’s first League win at Anfield since December 1935.
2009 – Frank Lampard was sent off as we beat Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield thanks to two late Fernando Torres goals to secure our 200th win in the Premier League, after Xabi Alonso had hit the crossbar. José Bosingwa amazingly escaped punishment for an assault on Yossi Benayoun right in front of the assistant referee in stoppage time.
Alf off the mark
1933 – Outside-right Alf Hanson bagged the first of his 52 reds goals as Middlesbrough won 3-1 at Anfield. George Camsell netted two of his nine goals past us, with Harold Blackmore bagging the last of his five against the reds. Forward Ted Hancock played his tenth and last reds game.
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag
1972 - Christian Ziege was born in Berlin. He signed in controversial circumstances from Middlesbrough in August 2000 for £5.5m and netted twice in 32 reds games, leaving Anfield for Tottenham Hotspur after just one year having won a Worthington Cup winner’s medal. He also won the Bundesliga twice, the UEFA Cup and Serie A during his club playing career, as well as Euro ’96 with Germany.
1952 – Full-back John Webb was born in Liverpool. He joined the reds in February 1969, making it onto the first-team bench six times in 1972/73 without making a senior appearance. He moved on to Tranmere Rovers in 1974, later playing in Belgium, the Netherlands and North America.
1937 - Keeper Tony Waiters was born in Southport. He won five senior England caps in 1964 while playing for Blackpool. He left there in 1967 to take on a coaching role with the reds, but returned to playing with Burnley in 1970, playing 38 League games before becoming the Manager of Plymouth Argyle in 1972.
1886 – Full-back Harry Griffiths was born in Middlesbrough. He joined the reds in 1905, but only played six senior games before joining Chesterfield Town in June 1908. He later linked up with ex-red Maurice Parry and Alex Raisbeck at Partick Thistle.
Ton up for Jim
1908 - Left-half Jim Bradley made his hundredth reds appearance as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup Second Round, with Jack Cox heading in our equaliser late on after right-half Maurice Parry had conceded a penalty converted by Jack Hall. The visitors appealed in vain that reds keeper Sam Hardy had carried the ball over the line before scrambling it round the post. This was the first game in which Anfield’s new grandstand, where the Main Stand is today, was used.
More red beginnings
1902 – Inside-forward Tommy Green made the first of his seven senior reds appearances in our goalless top-flight draw at Bury, while inside-left Bill White played for the sixth and last time.
2018 – Midfielder Curtis Jones signed for the reds as a professional. He made his senior debut in our FA Cup Third Round defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2019, netting his first reds goal to secure a derby win at Anfield at the same stage a year later. He has struck eight times in 74 reds games across his first four campaigns, so far helping us to claim the Premier League title.
2014 – Forward Tony Hateley died in Preston after a long illness. He became our record signing when he joined from Chelsea in July 1967 for £96,000 and got off to a flyer at Anfield, grabbing 27 goals in 52 appearances in his first season. Unfortunately, injuries took their toll, and he was sold to Coventry City only fourteen months after arriving at the club, after 28 goals in 56 outings in total.
1997 - Stan Collymore scored the only goal of the game at Derby County, our last ever visit to the Baseball Ground. The home side’s Daryl Powell was sent off at the beginning of the second period.
1958 – We lost 1-0 to Leyton Orient in a Second Division fixture at Brisbane Road, with forward Tony Rowley playing his 63rd and last reds game.
1947 – Albert Stubbins struck twice as we won 2-1 at Leeds United as outside-right Berry Nieuwenhuys played his 257th and last game for the club.
1900 – Forward Peter Kyle played his fifth and last game as we beat Stoke 1-0 in an FA Cup First Round replay at Anfield, thanks to an early John ‘Sailor’ Hunter goal.
On the losing side
We have suffered seven defeats in our fourteen League games on this day over the years.
1936 – We lost 6-1 at West Bromwich Albion, their record win over the reds. Jack Balmer grabbed our consolation, while Billy ‘Ginger’ Richardson netted a hat-trick for the Baggies, three of his nine goals against the reds. Stan Wood bagged two of his five against us, with Jack Mahon scoring the last of his four past us. Forward Jimmy Collins made his reds bow in this game.
1986 - Our 2-1 defeat at Ipswich Town, with both Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush absent, helped lift Everton to the top of the table that day, although we still managed to claim the title at the end of the season. Ronnie Whelan was on target that day.
Beating the Hornets
We have twice seen off Watford at Anfield on this day in history.
1967 - Ian St. John, Roger Hunt and Chris Lawler struck past ex-red Bert Slater as we won an FA Cup Third Round replay 3-1 as we went on to be knocked out by Everton two rounds later that year.
1984 - We secured a 3-0 League victory thanks to goals from Ian Rush, Steve Nicol and Ronnie Whelan.
1983 - We beat a Blackpool Select XI 6-2 in a friendly in aid of the Mayor of Blackpool’s Special Appeal Fund. Ian Rush bagged a brace, with Ronnie Whelan, Steve Nicol, Kenny Dalglish and Phil Neal also on target at Bloomfield Road.
Beating the Mancs
1919 - Harold Wadsworth bagged the only goal of the game as we beat Manchester United in a Wartime League game at Old Trafford.
Heading to the final
2017 – Future red Mohamed Salah scored in a penalty shoot-out as Egypt beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties after their Semi-final in Gabon ended 1-1 after extra time. Sadly, they lost to Cameroon in the Final.
Internationals on target
2022 – Takumi Minamino netted as Japan beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Saitama, his last goal as a reds player, with future red Wataru Endō skippering the side. Philippe Coutinho struck as Brazil thumped Paraguay 4-0 in a qualifier in Belo Horizonte, with fellow ex-red Luis Suárez on target as Uruguay beat Venezuela 4-1 in Montevideo. Luis Díaz won his first cap as a reds player as Colombia lost a qualifier 1-0 in Argentina. Fabinho and future red Darwin Núñez both also played for their countries that day.
2019 – Future red Takumi Minamino scored as Japan lost 3-1 to Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup Final in Abu Dhabi.
2004 - Ex-red Titi Camara grabbed a late equaliser for Guinea as they held the host nation to a 1-1 draw and secured their place in the Quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
2015 – Kolo Touré faced ex-red Carl Medjani as Ivory Coast beat Algeria 3-1 at the same stage of this competition in Equatorial Guinea. Meanwhile, future red Naby Keïta played for Guinea as they lost 3-0 to Ghana. Future red Ozan Kabak played for Turkey Under-15’s as they beat the Czech Republic 4-2 in Side.
1998 – Future red Rigobert Song played for Cameroon as they lost a friendly 1-0 in the Ivory Coast. On the same day, Brad Friedel played as the USA beat Cuba 3-0 in a Gold Cup game in Oakland.
2003 – Future red Carl Medjani won his tenth and last cap for France Under-17’s, skippering them as they were held to a goalless draw by Burkina Faso in the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup in Egypt. David Raven and Mark Smyth played for England in the same tournament that day.
1990 – Øyvind Leonhardsen played as Norway Under-21’s lost 1-0 to Iraq in a tournament game in Baghdad.
Other reds games
1934 – We lost 1-0 at Leicester City with Danny Liddle scoring one of his four goals against us.
1930 – Steve Coglin bagged a treble as Grimsby Town beat the reds 3-2 at Blundell Park, with Jimmy Smith netting both our goals.
From the north to the south
1899 - Ex-reds forward Harry Bradshaw appeared for the South as they lost 3-1 to a representative North side, while a Tottenham Hotspur player.
On the move
2021 – Two centre-halves arrived on this day, with Ozan Kabak arriving on loan from Schalke 04 on loan, and Ben Davies signing from Preston North End for £500,000, with Sepp van den Berg joining the Lilywhites on a temporary basis in exchange. Kabak played thirteen times, with Davies failing to make a senior appearance and van den Berg playing sixteen games in this initial loan. On the same day, ex-reds forward Dani Pacheco signed for UD Logroñés, midfielder Adam Phillips joined Accrington Stanley on loan from Burnley, Tom Ince made a temporary move from Stoke City to Luton Town, midfielder Jordan Williams joined Bolton Wanderers from Blackpool on a free transfer, and ex-reds scout Jonathan Woodgate was appointed First-Team Coach of Bournemouth with ex-red Rafael Camacho joining Rio Ave on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal.
2019 - Lazar Marković joined Fulham on a free transfer, having only scored three times in 34 outings since signing from SL Benfica for £20m in July 2014.
2017 – Centre-half Mamadou Sakho joined Crystal Palace on loan after falling out with boss Jürgen Klopp. He made the move permanent for £24m six months later after eight first-team appearances for the Eagles. On the same day, Steven Gerrard started work as an Academy coach.
2010 – Young German left-back Christopher Buchtmann was sold to Fulham for £100,000. On the same day, Robbie Keane joined Celtic on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, while ex-reserves keeper Tony Warner was released by Hull City. Former youth forward Andy Parkinson had his contract with Cambridge United terminated by mutual consent on the same day.
2001 - Reserves striker Jon Newby joined Second Division Bury on loan. He bagged four goals in nine games, before signing permanently that March.