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Birth of a legend
1922 - Billy Liddell was born in Townhill, Dunfermline. He joined the reds in July 1938 while still only sixteen, signing as an amateur from Lochgelly Violet for £200 and turning professional nine months later. He left the club in 1961, having struck 228 times in 534 games. His only club honour was the League title in 1947, although he also played in the FA Cup Final three years later. He was on target on his 26th birthday as we beat Nottingham Forest 4-1 in the Third Round of the FA Cup, with Albert Stubbins grabbing a brace and Bob Priday also on the scoresheet.

In comes Souey
1978 - Graeme Souness signed from Middlesbrough for £352,000 after 22 goals in 176 League games. He won five League titles, three European Cups, four League Cups and three FA Charity Shields in six years as a reds player, netting 55 times in 359 games. His later time as Manager was considerably less successful, with just one FA Cup triumph, along with the controversial dismantling of the legendary Boot Room, and his infamous liaison with a certain tabloid newspaper.

Debut of the Mighty Mullet
2001 - Jari Litmanen made his reds bow as we lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace in the first leg of the Worthington Cup Semi-final, with Andrejs Rubins opening the scoring for the Eagles. Vladimír Šmicer netted our goal immediately after Clinton Morrison had put the home side two up with the first of his four strikes against the reds. We emphatically turned things around in the Anfield return, progressing 6-2 on aggregate.

Up against the Potters
1970 - We won 2-0 at Stoke City’s Victoria Ground thanks to goals from Bobby Graham and Peter Thompson.
2009 – We were held to a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium, with Steven Gerrard striking the crossbar late on.

Jonah makes a splash
2004 - On-loan keeper Paul ‘Jonah’ Jones made his reds bow as we beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Anfield thanks to a Mark Delaney own goal. He therefore became our oldest post-war debutant aged 36 years and 267 days.
1981 - We also faced the Villains, going down 2-0 to the eventual champions in the Midlands thanks to goals from Peter Withe and Dennis Mortimer.

Get Carter
1991 - Jimmy Carter signed from Millwall for £800,000 after twelve goals in 130 games for the Lions. He moved on to Arsenal for £500,000 after just nine months and eight appearances in his time at Anfield.

More ins and outs
1949 – Left-winger Peter Kippax signed for the reds a few days after his contract with his hometown club Burnley was cancelled. He only made one senior appearance, moving on to Preston North End in 1950.
2007 - Left-winger Sebastián Leto signed from Club Atlético Lanús for £1.85m, although the transfer was not formally completed until seven months later. He made just four senior appearances, moving permanently to Panathinaikos in July 2009 after spending the previous season on loan at Olympiacos.
2010 - Andriy Voronin was sold to Dinamo Moskva for £1.8m after six strikes in forty reds outings, following his free transfer signing from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in July 2007.

Most recently
2015 – We won 1-0 at Sunderland, with Lazar Marković on target early on. Liam Bridcutt was sent off for the home side shortly after half time.

Local births
1984 - John Welsh was born in Liverpool. The young midfielder only made ten senior reds appearances, joining Hull City in January 2007 after a loan spell.
1952 – Keeper Grahame Lloyd was born in Liverpool. He signed pro terms in January 1968, making it onto the bench once for an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup game against Dundalk in September 1969. He moved on to Motherwell in July 1974.

North-east disappointment
We have twice visited the North East in the FA Cup on this day in history.
1920 - We drew 1-1 at South Shields in the First Round, with Harry Lewis grabbing our goal and Harry Woods nabbing the first of his five strikes past us as Donald Mackinlay reached a century of reds games. We won the Anfield replay, but went out to Huddersfield Town in the Fourth Round that season.
1953 - We lost 1-0 at Gateshead in the Third Round with left-winger Mervyn Jones and right-half Roy Saunders making their reds bows.

Management moves
2012 - Nick Barmby was appointed Manager of Hull City on a permanent basis, staying in the role for just four months before he was sacked for speaking out about the owners and transfer funds.
2011 - Steve Clarke joined the reds as First-team Coach under King Kenny. On the same day, ex-reds reserves forward Paul Jewell was appointed Manager of Ipswich Town.
2002 - Steve Nicol was named Assistant Coach of New England Revolution. He was appointed permanent head coach ten months later, taking them to the final of the MLS play-offs in his first full season in charge.

Sheila’s farewell
2008 - The funeral of Club Secretary Sheila Walsh took place at St. Mary’s The Virgin, Waterloo. Those who paid tribute to her included boss Rafael Benítez, who said, “Sheila worked as a Secretary to seven different managers at Liverpool Football Club during her 26 years with us. I was privileged to work with her during these last four years. During my time as the manager here I found Sheila to be professional, committed, warm, friendly and above all courageous in the face of her suffering.”

Prince Kenny
1972 - Celtic’s Kenny Dalglish won the first of his four caps for Scotland Under-23’s as they beat a West German Olympics XI 1-0 at Hampden Park.

A Merseyside centenary
1983 - We took part in a centenary friendly for Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park. David Johnson, Phil Neal and Ronnie Whelan scored as we won 3-1.

Harry on target
2011 - Ex-red Harry Kewell struck for Australia as they beat India 4-0 in an AFC Asian Cup Finals group game in Qatar.

Ryan in trouble
2011 - Ryan Babel was charged by the FA with improper conduct relating to tweeting about referee Howard Webb after our recent defeat at Manchester United.

Other reds games
2000 – We lost 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, with Nathan Blake bagging the late winner.
1998 – Jamie Redknapp struck twice as we beat Wimbledon 2-0 at Anfield
1979 – Southend United held us to a goalless draw in our FA Cup Third Round trip to a snowy Roots Hall. We won the replay, making it as far as the Semi-final that season.
1976 – We were held to a 3-3 draw by Ipswich Town, with Jimmy Case adding to a Kevin Keegan brace. Trevor Whymark scored two of his six goals against the reds, with Eric Gates netting the first of his five.

1931 – We lost 2-0 to Birmingham City in an FA Cup Third Round tie in L4, with Ernie Curtis on target before John Bradford struck one of his fifteen past us in the final minute.
1925 – Danny Shone scored twice with Fred Hopkin also on the scoresheet as we beat Leeds United 3-0 in a First Round meeting at Anfield.
1914 – Barnsley held the reds to a 1-1 draw in a First Round encounter in L4, with Billy Lacey bagging our goal.

Also on the move
1996 - Don Hutchison joined Sheffield United from West Ham United for £1.2m. He bagged six goals in 91 games while at Bramall Lane, before moving back to Merseyside to join Everton in February 1998 for £1m.
2002 - Jermaine Pennant joined Watford on loan from Arsenal. He struck twice in nine games for the Hornets, returning to Vicarage Road for a second loan spell ten months later.
2012 – Ex-reserves midfielder Victor Pálsson was released by Hibernian after one goal in 34 outings.
2013 – Left-back Andrea Dossena joined U.S. Città di Palermo on loan from SSC Napoli, turning out eleven times for them.


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      Other internationals on target
      2016 - Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his first two goals for England Under-19's, with one coming from the spot in their 3-2 friendly win in Croatia. On the same day, Ovie Ejaria and future red Dominic Solanke both debuted for England Under-20’s as they beat Germany 3-1 in a friendly in Huddersfield, with Marko Grujić also in international action.
      2011 – Luis Suárez netted while reaching half a century of caps in Uruguay’s 4-2 World Cup qualifying defeat of Bolivia in Montevideo, with ex-red Raul Meireles also reaching that milestone in Portugal’s 5-3 defeat of Iceland in Porto. Ex-red Xabi Alonso struck as Spain won a Euro 2012 qualifier 2-0 in the Czech Republic, while Adam Morgan was on target for England Under-19’s in their 1-0 defeat of Portugal in the Limoges Tournament. Djibril Cissé won his first cap as a Lazio player, with Christian Poulsen playing his first game for Denmark since joining Évian Thonon Gaillard. Alberto Aquilani, Craig Bellamy, Conor Coady, Stewart Downing, Dirk Kuyt, Jack Robinson, Martin Škrtel and ex-reds Álvaro Arbeloa, Milan Baroš, Milan Jovanović, Robbie Keane, Chris Mavinga, Nikolay Mihaylov, Fernando Torres and future reds Joe Allen, Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet and Xherdan Shaqiri were all also in international action, with John Toshack taking charge of FYR Macedonia.
      1995 - Future red Patrik Berger netted as the Czech Republic won a European Championships qualifier in Belarus 2-0.
      2000 - Ex-red Don Hutchison struck as Scotland won a World Cup qualifier 2-0 in San Marino. Also in international action were Stéphane Henchoz, Sami Hyypiä, future reds Nicolas Anelka, Yossi Benayoun, Jerzy Dudek, Steve Finnan, Robbie Keane and Jari Litmanen, and ex-reds Jim Magilton and Jason McAteer.
      2008 – Future red Christian Benteke scored from the spot as Belgium Under-19’s won a friendly 5-0 in Estonia.
      2006 - Ex-red Milan Baroš grabbed a brace as the Czech Republic thumped San Marino 7-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Liberec. On the same day, Steve Finnan and future red Robbie Keane played for Steve Staunton’s Republic of Ireland, with Daniel Agger, Luis García, Sami Hyypiä, Dirk Kuyt, John Arne Riise, future reds Ryan Babel, Yossi Benayoun, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Fernando Torres and Andriy Voronin and ex-red Jari Litmanen also featuring in qualifiers, with ex-red Rigobert Song also in international action and Roy Hodgson taking charge of Finland.
      Bells in charge
      2006 - Craig Bellamy captained Wales for the first time, with ex-red Paul Jones winning his fiftieth cap as John Toshack’s Wales were trounced 5-1 by Slovakia in Cardiff. Gareth Bale became Wales’ youngest ever senior goalscorer, aged just seventeen years and 83 days. On the same day, the record attendance for a home England international away from Wembley Stadium was set as 72,062 saw England held to a goalless draw by FYR Macedonia in another qualifier at Old Trafford. Peter Crouch, Steven Gerrard and future red Stewart Downing all played. Also in international action that day were Adam Hammill, Craig Lindfield, ex-red El-Hadji Diouf and future reds Lucas Leiva, Nikolay Mihaylov and Christian Poulsen.
      Recent reds milestones
      2007 - Jamie Carragher’s restaurant Café Sports England on Stanley Street in Liverpool opened. Guests at the VIP opening night included Daniel Agger, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard and ex-reds Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Michael Owen and Phil Thompson. Unfortunately, the business went bust in October 2013.
      2011 - Martin Škrtel became a father to Matteo.
      Other reds games
      1975 – Jimmy Case scored as Burnley held us to a 1-1 draw with Burnley in a League Cup Third Round tie at Anfield, although we lost the second leg at Turf Moor.
      1964 – We beat Sheffield United 3-1 in L4. Roger Hunt struck either side of the first of Alan Burchenall’s four goals against the reds before the break. Hunt netted again in the second half, with Bobby Graham also on the scoresheet.
      1933 – Chelsea lost 3-0 at Anfield with Dave Wright, Gordon Hodgson and Sam English all on the scoresheet.
      On the move
      2009 - Steve Staunton took over as Manager of Darlington. He was sacked in March 2010 with the Quakers at the bottom of the League and facing relegation to the Conference. He had won just four of his 23 League matches in charge.
      2008 - Joe Allen joined Wrexham on loan from Swansea City, netting once in just two outings for the Dragons.
      1898 – Inside-forward Frank Becton moved on to Sheffield United. The England international had signed from his hometown club Preston North End for £200 in March 1895, notching 42 times in 86 reds games.
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      Happy birthday Brucie
      1957 - Bruce Grobbelaar was born in Durban, South Africa. Our eccentric keeper signed from Vancouver Whitecaps for £250,000 in March 1981 and played 628 times for the reds, helping us to six League titles, one European Cup, three FA Cups, three League Cups and three FA Charity Shields.
      Other birthdays
      1948 - Larry Lloyd was born in Bristol. He is one of a rare breed to leave Anfield in his prime, and go on to better things – helping Nottingham Forest to two European Cups, one League title, League Cup and FA Charity Shield. He had won League and UEFA Cup medals after joining from Bristol Rovers for £50,000 in April 1969, appearing 218 times and notching five times. He was sold to Coventry City for £240,000 in August 1974.
      1988 - Right-back and former reserves skipper Stephen Darby was born in Liverpool. He made the move to Melwood in the summer of 2006 after skippering the reds to FA Youth Cup glory earlier that year, also featuring as they retained the trophy the following year. He made six senior appearances as well as sitting on the bench on a further thirteen occasions, moving on to Bradford City in July 2012 after several loan spells away from Anfield. He retired from professional football in September 2018 after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease.
      1940 - Inside-forward Willie Carlin was born in Liverpool. He signed pro terms in May 1958 but only made one first-team appearance for the club, a 1-1 draw at Stoke City in October 1959, and moved on to Halifax Town in August 1962, going on to make a total of over 400 League appearances for a variety of clubs.
      Twelve in a row
      1990 - We won our twelfth successive League match, a new club record, as Derby County went down 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to a Ray Houghton strike and a penalty from Peter Beardsley past Peter Shilton. Unfortunately, this run came to an end in our next game, as we drew 1-1 at Norwich City a fortnight later.
      Being sold
      2010 – The club announced that the Board had agreed the sale of the club to New England Sports Ventures. Eventually, the deal went through after a series of delaying tactics by George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks.
      A baptism of fire
      1991 - Rob Jones made his reds bow, just two days after signing from Crewe Alexandra. It was a real baptism of fire, as he helped us to claim a goalless draw at Manchester United. Gary Ablett and United’s Mark Hughes were both dismissed.
      King Kenny on top
      2006 - Kenny Dalglish came out on top in the club official website’s first 100 Players Who Shook The Kop poll, finishing ahead of Steven Gerrard, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and John Barnes. The votes were cast by over 110,000 fans across the summer.
      Bosses in and out
      2001 - John Toshack was appointed Manager of Saint-Étienne. He had been in the side when we famously saw off Les Verts in 1977, but only lasted three months at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard before quitting.
      2006 - Ex-reserves forward John Durnin resigned as a Coach at Southport, apparently due to other coaching and playing commitments.
      2008 – Another former second-string striker, Mike Newell, was named as Grimsby Town boss, leading them to 22nd in League Two at the end of his first season.
      Firsts and last
      1900 - Inside-left Andy McGuigan made his reds bow in our 3-2 win at Derby County, when Tom Robertson struck a brace, with John Walker also on the scoresheet. John Boag struck the last of his six goals past us, with Archie Goodall converting a spot-kick.
      1906 – Inside-left Bill McPherson scored on his reds debut as we lost 2-1 at Woolwich Arsenal’s Manor Ground in another First Division fixture. David Neave bagged the first two of his four goals against the reds.
      1970 – Midfielder Doug Livermore played his eighteenth and last reds game as we lost a League Cup Third Round tie 2-0 at Swindon Town, with Don Rodgers bagging a quick-fire brace for the Robins.
      Wadsworth passes on
      1951 - Centre-half Walter Wadsworth died. He scored eight times in 242 reds games, many alongside his brother, outside-right Harold. He had signed on from Ormskirk as an amateur in April 1912 and remained with the club for fourteen years, interrupted by the First World War, helping us to two consecutive League titles in the 1920’s before joining Bristol City in May 1926.
      Mixed derby fortunes
      1917 - Inside-forward Harry Lewis scored all the goals in a Wartime League derby at Anfield as we won 4-0.
      1923 - We lost 1-0 at Goodison Park in a top-flight match, with Wilf Chadwick on target.
      Mixed fortunes against Rovers
      1956 - We lost 3-2 at home to Blackburn Rovers in a Second Division fixture, with Eric Anderson bagging his 22nd and final reds goal, with Billy Liddell also on target. Roy Vernon netted the first of his six strikes past us, with Eddie Crossan and Bryan Douglas also scoring.
      1987 - We won a League Cup tie at Anfield with John Aldridge heading the only goal of the game very late on to take us through to the Third Round 2-1 on aggregate.
      1938 – We were held to a 2-2 draw in a Lancashire Senior Cup First Round Replay, with Ron Jones and George Paterson scoring.
      Other big wins
      1979 - We beat Bristol City 4-0 at Anfield in a top-flight match with David Johnson, Kenny Dalglish, Ray Kennedy and Terry McDermott all on the scoresheet.
      1992 - Don Hutchison, Jamie Redknapp, Mark Walters and Ian Rush all struck as we came behind to finally see off Third Division Chesterfield 4-1 in the League Cup Second Round at Saltergate, having drawn the home leg 4-4.
      1945 - Jack Balmer nabbed a brace with Harold Kaye and Billy Liddell also on target as we beat Bradford City 4-1 in a Wartime League match in L4.
      First and lasts against the Blades
      1894 - Arthur Worgan played his second and final reds game as we were held to a 2-2 draw by Sheffield United at Anfield in a top-flight fixture. Outside-right Neil Kerr struck the first of his three reds goals with Harry Bradshaw also on target. Defender James Cameron made the first of his four appearances for the club in this game.
      Internationals on target
      2016 – Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both struck as Brazil thumped Bolivia 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Natal, with this being Firmino’s first goal as a reds player. Meanwhile, Joe Allen scored his first goal since moving to Stoke City as Wales held Austria to a 2-2 draw in Vienna, with future red Diogo Jota scoring his first goal for Portugal Under-21’s as they drew a European Championships qualifying draw in Hungary. Caoimhín Kelleher, future reds Thiago Alcântara, Alisson Becker and Kostas Tsimikas, and ex-reds Sebastián Coates, Brad Smith and Luis Suárez also featured for their countries.
      2017 – Joe Allen struck for Wales again as they won a World Cup qualifier 1-0 in Georgia, with Ben Woodburn also featuring. Dominic Solanke bagged his first goal for England Under-21’s in their 3-1 European Championships qualifying defeat of Scotland at the Riverside Stadium, with Joe Gomez winning his seventh and last cap at this level and Trent Alexander-Arnold also in action. Future red Thiago Alcântara scored his first goal for Spain as they beat Albania 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Alicante. On the same day, ex-red Nuri Şahin won his last cap in his second spell as a Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund player, as Turkey were beaten 3-0 at home by Iceland in a World Cup qualifier, with Marko Grujić and future red Ozan Kabak also representing their countries.
      Aiming for the Far East
      2001 - A host of reds played in World Cup qualifiers around Europe. Future red Milan Baroš was on target in the Czech Republic’s 6-0 thumping of Bulgaria in Prague, with Vladimír Šmicer coming on as a substitute to win his fiftieth cap. Ex-red Jim Magilton also reached his half century as Northern Ireland won 1-0 in Malta.
      Nick Barmby made his 23rd and last appearance for England, with Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey also starting as their 2-2 draw with Greece at Old Trafford took them through to the finals. Steve McManaman came off the bench to claim his 37th, and also final, cap. In the same group, Sami Hyypiä and Jari Litmanen were both in the Finnish side that held Germany to a goalless draw in Gelsenkirchen that ensured the Germans had to negotiate a play-off. Ex-red Christian Ziege appeared for the Germans. Jerzy Dudek, John Arne Riise, ex-reds Don Hutchison, Mark Kennedy and Steve Staunton, and future reds Craig Bellamy, Steve Finnan, Paul Jones and Bolo Zenden all also represented their countries on that day.
      H & H in opposition
      1996 - Future reds centre-back pairing Stéphane Henchoz and Sami Hyypiä faced each other in a World Cup qualifier in Helsinki, with Switzerland beating Finland 3-2.
      More reds games
      2002 – Michael Owen netted the only goal of Chelsea’s visit to Anfield late on.
      1984 – West Bromwich Albion held us to a goalless draw in L4.
      1973 – We beat Newcastle United 2-1 at home. Peter Cormack struck before Alec Lindsay converted a penalty.
      1962 – Roger Hunt nabbed the only goal as Bolton Wanderers visited Anfield.
      1951 – We lost 2-0 at Charlton Athletic. Billy Kiernan scored one of his five goals against the reds before future red John Evans bagged the first of his five past us.
      1934 – Gordon Hodgson struck our consolation as we lost 4-1 at Sheffield Wednesday. Harry Burgess struck one of his nine goals against the reds, with Ellis Rimmer netting the last of his five and Mark Hooper scoring the final two of his eight.
      1928 – Jimmy McDougall was on target as we drew 1-1 at West Ham United as Stan Earle equalised with one of his four goals past us.
      Off on loan
      2020 – Serbian midfielder Marko Grujić joined Porto on loan, netting twice in 36 appearances before signing on permanently for £10.5m in July 2021. On the same day, Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo moved to Salamanca Club de Fútbol UDS in Spain for the season, playing 21 times.
      Young Czechs on target
      1998 - Future red Milan Baroš scored in the Czech Republic Under-18’s 2-1 European Championships qualifying win in the Ukraine.
      2000 - He scored for the Under-21’s as they beat Iceland 2-1 in Liberec in another qualifier.
      1995 - Vladimír Šmicer bagged a brace as the Czech Republic Under-21’s won their European Championships qualifier in Belarus 3-0.
      Mixed fortunes for the youngsters
      2000 - Stephen Wright was sent off for England Under-21’s in their 1-1 draw with Germany at Pride Park in a European Championships qualifier.
      2006 – Scott Carson and future red James Milner featured as England Under-21’s beat Germany 1-0 in the first leg of their European Championships Play-off in Coventry.
      2009 – Hungary Under-20’s beat their Czech Republic counterparts 4-3 on penalties after their World Championship Finals Round of 16 match in Egypt had ended 2-2. Péter Gulácsi saved three spot-kicks in the shoot-out, with Krisztián Németh’s effort being saved.
      2011 – Jon Flanagan, Jordan Henderson, Martin Kelly, Dani Pacheco, Danny Wilson and future red Fabio Borini were all on the winning side for their respective Under-21’s in European Championships qualifiers, with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bagging a treble, his first goals at this level as Pacheco won his second and last Under-21’s cap and Borini dismissed.
      2007 – Pacheco also played for Spain Under-17’s as they drew a European Championships qualifier 2-2 in Wales.
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