Farewell to a legend
1978 - Ian Callaghan made his 640th and final League appearance, almost eighteen years after his debut. Unfortunately, this came in a 1-0 reverse at Coventry City. His final ever reds appearance came eight weeks later, in our European Cup Semi-final first leg at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
2023 – Mohamed Salah made his 200th League appearance for the reds as we lost 3-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. We fell behind early when Hwang Hee-chan’s cross deflected off Joël Matip. Craig Dawson then netted on his debut, with Rúben Neves on target after the break.
2015 – Steven Gerrard played his 700th reds game as we came from behind to win 2-1 at Bolton Wanderers in our FA Cup Fourth Round replay. Eiður Guðjohnsen opened the scoring from the spot after an hour, the last of his four goals against us, before Neil Danns was sent off for the Trotters. However, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho both struck late on past future reds keeper Andy Lonergan to send us through. We made it as far as Wembley Semi-final that season.
1920 – We beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 in a top-flight match at Anfield that also counted towards the Lancashire Senior Cup, with inside-forward Harry Lewis bagging a brace.
1933 - We were held to a 3-3 draw at Burnden Park with Harold Taylor netting his first reds goal. Harold Barton also scored with Bob Done converting a spot-kick. Jack Milsom struck one of his seven goals past the reds, with Ray Westwood nabbing one of his nine and Willie Cook also on target.
1992 - István Kozma was signed from Dunfermline Athletic for £300,000. He was one of Graeme Souness’s least successful signings, making just ten first-team appearances in two seasons at Anfield, before returning to his native Hungary in June 1993.
1921 – Keeper Frank Mitchell signed from Everton for £1,250. He played eighteen times before joining Tranmere Rovers in June 1923 after failing to permanently displace the great Elisha Scott.
1995 - A Robbie Fowler goal gave us a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest, our most recent game on this day. Phil Babb was sent off for a professional foul on Steve Stone. Future red Stan Collymore had opened the scoring with the first of his three goals against us.
1925 - We also travelled to the City Ground, when Jock McNab grabbed the only goal of the game.
Youngsters see off the Shrews
2020 – Ro-Shaun Williams diverted a Neco Williams cross into his own net for the only goal of the game as the youngest ever side in the club’s history, aged nineteen years and 102 days, beat League One side Shrewsbury Town in our FA Cup Fourth Round replay at Anfield. Under-23’s Coach Neil Critchley took charge of a team captained by Curtis Jones, becoming our youngest ever skipper at the age of nineteen and five days, with the first team taking the inaugural Premier League winter break. Midfielders Jake Cain and Elijah Dixon-Bonner, forward Joe Hardy and left-back Adam Lewis all debuted with forward Liam Millar making his only senior appearance, as defender Ki-Jana Hoever played his fourth and last reds game and midfielder Pedro Chirivella turned out for the eleventh and final time.
This day has proven to be a day of draws in our history, with nine of our 22 first-class matches ending in stalemate, including four of the last seven.
2019 – We were held 1-1 by West Ham United at the London Stadium. Sadio Mané opened the scoring, with Michail Antonio equalising inside half an hour, the latest of his five goals past us to date. This cut our lead at the top of the table to three points.
1984 - Our game at Sunderland ended goalless.
1967 - We also drew there, with Ron Yeats and Peter Thompson netting. John O’Hare struck the first of his six goals past us, with Bobby Kerr also scoring.
1989 - Goals from strike partners John Aldridge and Ian Rush helped us to a share of the points at Newcastle United.
1961 - Our most recent victory on this day was a 3-2 Second Division win at Sc***horpe United. Kevin Lewis, Jimmy Melia and Tommy Leishman were on target for the reds with Joe Bonson bagging his fifth and last goal against us and Barrie Thomas also netting.
1939 - We lost the Anfield derby 3-0, with Tommy Lawton bagging two of his six goals past us to add to Stan Bentham’s goal. This win put the Blues back on top of the table, as they went on to claim the title for the fifth time that season.
2009 – Steven Gerrard had to go off injured after a quarter of an hour, with Lucas Leiva sent off in the second half as we went on to lose 1-0 at Goodison in our FA Cup Fourth Round Replay after extra time. Young substitute Dan Gosling bagged the winner with just two minutes remaining.
We have also faced the Blues two more times in FA Cup action on this day in history, with Jack Parkinson on target in both encounters.
1905 - We were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield in a First Round tie and were then unfortunately knocked out in the replay.
1911 - We lost 2-1 in the Second Round at Goodison Park with Sandy Young grabbing the last two of his twelve derby goals.
2017 – We lost 2-0 at Hull City’s KCOM Stadium, thanks to goals from Alfred N’Diaye and future Blue Oumar Niasse.
2018 – Mohamed Salah bagged a brace as we were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield by Tottenham Hotspur. We took the lead early on, holding this until ten minutes from time when Victor Wanyama equalised. Loris Karius saved a penalty from Harry Kane. Salah gave us a stoppage-time lead, but there was still time for Kane to convert a spot-kick, one of his nine goals past us to date.
God on the move
2009 - Robbie Fowler signed for North Queensland Fury, who play in the Australian A-League. He bagged nine goals in 26 outings before moving on to Perth Glory.
1928 - We suffered our first home League defeat to West Ham United when Dick Edmed was on target from the spot as we lost 3-1, with forward Bob Clark making his debut. Jimmy Ruffell bagged two of his four strikes past the reds, with Vic Watson nabbing one of his nine goals against us.
1954 - Forward Derek Brownbill was born in Liverpool. He only made one senior reds appearance, in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City in September 1973, when he was replaced by our goalscorer, Brian Hall. After leaving Anfield in February 1975, he played more than 140 League games for Port Vale and Wigan Athletic, before emigrating to the USA to play for Cleveland Cobras.
Mixed fortunes against the Potters
We twice entertained Stoke on this day at the end of the nineteenth century.
1893 - We lost a friendly meeting 2-1, with John Miller on target.
1899 – Bill Goldie netted the only goal of our First Division encounter.
1922 - Long-serving reds left-back Donald McKinlay won the first of his two caps for Scotland in a 2-1 defeat by Wales in the British International Championships in Wrexham. Right-half Maurice Parry made his international bow for the home side in the same game, while ex-red Ken Campbell was in the Scotland goal.
1928 – Elisha Scott played for Northern Ireland as they lost 2-1 to Wales in Belfast.
Africans on target
2002 - Future reds Salif Diao and El-Hadji Diouf both scored in Senegal’s 2-0 African Cup of Nations Quarter-final defeat of DR Congo in Mali, with this being Diao’s first strike for his country. Meanwhile, ex-red Rigobert Song captained Cameroon in their 1-0 win over Egypt.
2006 - Song and future red Kolo Touré both converted in a penalty shoot-out after Cameroon’s Quarter-final with Ivory Coast in Cairo ended in a 1-1 draw. Song skippered his country to a 12-11 victory on penalties.
2008 - Rigobert was captain again as they beat Tunisia 3-2 after extra time to reach the Semi-finals once more.
2012 – Future red Touré played in the Ivory Coast’s 3-0 defeat of host nation Equatorial Guinea in a Quarter-final in Malabo.
2015 – Touré featured again as Ivory Coast beat Congo DR 3-1 in the Semi-final in Equatorial Guinea.
Almost in charge
2008 - Steve Staunton was appointed Assistant Manager of Leeds United under Gary McAllister. He remained at Elland Road for ten months, leaving in the wake of Gary Mac’s sacking.
2010 – Ex-reds coach Paco Herrera was appointed Manager of Villarreal reserves, but only stayed in the role for four months.
2000 - Reserves forward Haukur Ingi Gudnason won his third and final cap as a reds player, as a substitute in a 3-2 Nordic Cup defeat of the Faroe Islands in La Manga.
1992 - Øyvind Leonhardsen won his last cap as a Molde player, his eleventh in total, as Norway beat Bermuda 3-1 in a friendly in Hamilton. Fellow future red Stig Inge Bjørnebye also played.
1976 - Joey Jones won his fourth and final Under-23’s cap for Wales, and only one as a red, in their 3-2 defeat by Scotland in Wrexham. Future red Alan Hansen won his third and last cap at this level as a substitute in the same game.
Other reds games
1956 – We won a Second Division match 2-1 at Middlesbrough despite falling behind to the last of Lindy Delapenha’s four goals against the reds. John Evans and Billy Liddell scored our goals.
1950 – We drew 2-2 at Derby County with Billy Liddell and Albert Stubbins on target. John Morris scored one of his seven goals past us, with Billy Steel bagging the last of his four.
1922 – Harry Chambers netted twice as we won 2-0 at Birmingham City.
2008 - Kenny Dalglish won the Bill Shankly Memorial award from the Liverpool Echo at the Echo Arena.
2013 - Centre-half Martin Škrtel was named Slovakia’s Player of the Year for 2012, winning this award for the fourth time.
On the move
2019 - Norwich City announced that former Academy midfielder Adam Phillips' contract had been cancelled by mutual consent. He moved on to Burnley six months later.
2021 – Defender Jarell Quansah signed pro terms with the reds. He has captained the Under-18’s, making it onto the first-team bench on two occasions so far.
Also in international action
2016 – Future red Rafael Camacho scored for Portugal Under-16’s as they drew a friendly 3-3 with Germany in Vila Real, before triumphing 5-4 on penalties.
2009 – Emiliano Insúa skippered Argentina as they lost 2-1 to Uruguay in a final phase game at the Sudamericano Sub-20 “Juventud de América” in Venezuela. On the same day, Sami Hyypiä captained Finland as they were thumped 5-1 in a friendly in Japan, with ex-red Jari Litmanen also featuring.
1996 – Future red Vegard Heggem played for Norway Under-21’s in their 2-1 defeat by the USA in Jacksonville, Florida.