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Sam’s bow
1900 - Forward Sam Raybould made his reds debut as a Hugh Morgan brace condemned West Bromwich Albion to a 2-0 defeat at Anfield. He went on to net 130 times in 226 reds games, becoming the first player to bag a hundred League goals for the club.

Arrivals from Spain
2010 – Winger Maxi Rodríguez signed for free from Club Atlético de Madrid. He bagged seventeen goals in 73 reds outings before returning to Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina in July 2012.
2005 - Fernando Morientes signed from Real Madrid for £6.3m. He netted just twelve goals in 61 reds games, helping us to claim the FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup before moving on to Valencia in July 2006, where he regained his scoring touch.

Birth and death
1984 - Tommy Younger died. He made 127 appearances in our goal after signing from Hibernian for £9,000 in June 1956, as well as winning 24 caps for Scotland. He returned north of the border after three years at Anfield to join Falkirk, later becoming the President of the Scottish FA.
1876 – Half-back Barney Battles was born in Springburn, Glasgow. He won the title two years running in Scotland, for Hearts in 1895 and then Celtic, joining the reds for six weeks on loan at the end of the 1895/96 season where he featured in two Second Division games and three of the four Test matches as we secured promotion, for which he received a special gold medal and a cheque for a “handsome sum”. He re-signed from Dundee in March 1898 for £20 but only played one more game before joining Celtic for a third spell seven months later.

The legend returns
2003 - Ian Rush returned to Liverpool as a part-time specialist striking coach, a role he only occupied for around a year. His club record 346 strikes in 660 games had helped us to five League titles, the European Cup, three FA Cups, five League Cups, two FA Charity Shields and the Screen Sport Super Cup.

Ablett across the park
1992 - Gary Ablett was sold to Everton for £750,000 after one goal in 147 games for the reds. He had helped us to two League titles, FA Cup and FA Charity Shield and later won a second FA Cup during his time at Goodison.

Two-ton Martin
2013 – Slovakian centre-half Martin Škrtel played his 200th reds game as we lost 2-1 at Manchester United. Robin van Persie scored one of his seven goals past us before Nemanja Vidić deflected in a Patrice Evra header from a free-kick, with substitute Daniel Sturridge nabbing our consolation.

Steven’s bow
2016 - Centre-half Steven Caulker made his reds bow in our 3-3 draw with Arsenal at Anfield. Roberto Firmino and Olivier Giroud each bagged a brace, with the latter grabbing two of his eight past us to date, with Aaron Ramsey also on target. Joe Allen struck a stoppage time equaliser.

Cup despair
1993 - Second Division Bolton Wanderers knocked us out of the FA Cup at Anfield, winning our Third Round replay 2-0. John McGinlay nodded the visitors in front inside three minutes, with Andy Walker scoring the second with his head late on. Robbie Fowler made the bench for the first time, while Michael Thomas was ruled out for the rest of the season after snapping an Achilles tendon.
2010 – We were dumped out of the Cup in another replay at the same stage, as Reading won 2-1 at Anfield. A Ryan Bertrand own goal put us in front on the stroke of half time, but the Championship strugglers equalised at the death after Yossi Benayoun gave away a penalty converted by Gylfi Sigurðsson, the first of his four goals against us to date, with both Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard having to be withdrawn early due to injuries. Unfortunately, the visitors gained a deserved victory when Shane Long headed the extra time winner, one of his four strikes against the reds.

Cup milestones
1912 - Outside-right Arthur Goddard appeared in his 23rd consecutive FA Cup match for the reds as a Jack Parkinson goal gave us a First Round home win over Leyton. Unfortunately, we went out at Fulham at the next hurdle.
1926 – We played our hundredth FA Cup match, when a Dick Forshaw goal was enough to hand us victory over Southampton in a Third Round replay at Anfield. Unfortunately, we were knocked out at the next hurdle at Fulham.

Seeing off the Villa
2001 - A brace from Danny Murphy and an unstoppable shot past ex-red David James from Steven Gerrard condemned Aston Villa to a 3-0 defeat at Villa Park, with their new signing Juan Pablo Angel watching from the stands. Jari Litmanen made his first reds start in this game.

Spot-kick failures
1906 – Alf West had a penalty saved in each half as we beat Leicester Fosse 2-1 in an FA Cup First Round tie at Anfield. Sam Raybould and Arthur Goddard netted for the reds, with Billy Bannister also failing to convert a spot-kick for the visitors.

Debuting
1951 – Forward Don Woan played the first of just two reds games as we won 2-1 at Derby County in a top-flight encounter. Inside-forward Jack Haigh bagged his first reds goal with Billy Liddell also on target as we completed our first League double over the Rams since April 1929.

Rescuing a point at Highbury
2002 - John Arne Riise latched onto a sensational long pass from Steven Gerrard to strike past Stuart Taylor in front of the North Bank to hand us a 1-1 draw, after Freddie Ljungberg had opened the scoring for Arsenal.
1923 - We also drew with the Gunners, being held to a goalless draw at Anfield in the First Round of the FA Cup. We won the replay, but went out in the Third Round at home to Sheffield United.

Hitting five
1962 - We saw off Norwich City at Anfield by the odd goal in nine on our way to the Second Division championship. Alan A’Court netted in addition to braces from both Jimmy Melia and Roger Hunt. Terry Allcock bagged a treble for the Canaries, the most recent player to score a hat-trick at Anfield and still end up on the losing side, with Jimmy Conway also on target.
1894 - We trounced Rotherham Town 5-1 at Anfield in a Second Division fixture at Anfield, having won 4-1 in the reverse fixture the previous week. David Henderson and Harry Bradshaw both netted braces, with Hugh McQueen also on target.

Reds in charge
2006 - Steve Staunton was appointed Manager of the Republic of Ireland. He led them to just six victories in his seventeen games in charge. Fellow ex-red Kevin MacDonald was appointed as one of his coaches at the same time.

Personal awards
2006 - Rafael Benítez was named Barclays Manager of the Month for the second month running, after four League wins out of four in December.
2010 – Standard de Liège forward Milan Jovanović was named Jupiler League Player of the Year in Belgium.

On the move
2006 - Don Hutchison joined Coventry City on a free transfer from Millwall after a successful loan spell. He had struck twice in fourteen games for the Lions and grabbed four goals in forty outings for the Sky Blues before being struck down by serious injury.
2011 – Reserves forward Nathan Eccleston joined Charlton Athletic on loan. He netted three times in 21 outings for the Addicks.
2015 – Ex-reds reserves forward Paul Jewell resigned as Joint Assistant Manager of West Bromwich Albion, just seven days after being appointed, having already been asked to take a pay cut.
2017 – Left-back Joe Maguire moved on to Fleetwood Town, so far making nine senior appearances for the Cod Army.
2020 – Centre-half Nathaniel Phillips re-joined VfB Stuttgart on loan after making one senior appearance and two outings on the bench in between spells in Germany. On the same day, ex-reds keeper Pepe Reina moved to Aston Villa until the end of the season.

Tweet tweet
2011 - Ryan Babel admitted an FA charge for improper conduct relating to tweeting about referee Howard Webb after the recent FA Cup defeat at Manchester United.

For continents
1996 - Future red Rigobert Song played as Cameroon lost 3-0 to host nation South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations group game in Johannesburg.
2000 - Song played in a goalless friendly draw in Senegal.
2010 – Now having left the reds, he featured again in a 1-0 defeat to Gabon in a Finals game in Angola.
2012 – Future red Kolo Touré represented the Ivory Coast as they beat Tunisia 2-0 in a friendly in Abu Dhabi.

2007 - Future red Lucas Leiva captained Brazil Under-20’s as they beat Bolivia 3-0 in a Sudamericano Sub-20 “Juventud de América” group game in Paraguay, despite having a man sent off.
2019 – Future red Takumi Minamino played for Japan as they beat Oman 1-0 in an AFC Asian Cup group game in Abu Dhabi.


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    • By Will
      Glory in Rome again
      1984 - We clinched the European Cup for a fourth time, becoming the first English side to complete a treble, having already claimed the title and League Cup that season. Phil Neal put us ahead after a quarter of an hour with a scrappy goal, but Roberto Pruzzo headed an equaliser for Roma before half-time. The game ended 1-1 after extra-time, and so the cup was to be decided with a penalty shoot-out. Steve Nicol missed our first kick, but his failure was matched by two Italians before Bruce Grobbelaar’s wobbly legs helped put off a third kicker, Ciccio Graziani. Alan Kennedy stepped up to take the decisive spot kick, as we won the big cup right in the heart of the lions’ den. Phil Neal, Graeme Souness, in his 359th and final reds appearance, and Ian Rush had been our other successful penalty takers. This remains our only first-class game on this day in history.
      Happy birthday SteG
      1980 - Skipper Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston. He made 710 appearances for the reds in total, notching 186 goals, helping us to claim the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, two FA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and three League Cups as well as winning the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards once apiece.
      1915 – Len Carney was born in Liverpool. He joined the reds from Collegiate Old Boys in 1939, only netting once in six senior games after the war.
      1989 – Former reserves centre-half Mikel San José was born in Pamplona, Spain. He featured on the bench once, joining Athletic de Bilbao in May 2010 after a loan spell.
      Kenny the boss
      1985 - Kenny Dalglish was appointed Player/Manager, following Joe Fagan’s resignation after the Heysel tragedy the night before. That same day, the Belgian FA announced a ban on all British clubs appearing in the country, a precursor to the wider UEFA ban on all English clubs.
      Shanks for the reds
      1942 - Future boss Bill Shankly guested for the reds in a Wartime League game, the only time he played for us. We beat Everton 4-1 at Anfield, with Cyril Done netting a brace, and Len Carney and John Wharton also on target.
      Half a century for Rushie
      1991 - Ian Rush won his fiftieth cap for Wales in their goalless draw with Poland in Radom, playing alongside future red Dean Saunders. He went on to win a total of 73 caps, scoring 28 times, a Welsh record.
      1992 – Saunders, by now a red, played for his country again, as Wales were thumped 4-0 by the Netherlands in a friendly in Utrecht. Ray Houghton and ex-red Steve Staunton played as the Republic of Ireland lost 3-1 to the host nation in the US Cup in Washington DC on the same day.
      A birthday goal
      2006 - Steven Gerrard struck for England on his 26th birthday in their 3-1 friendly defeat of Hungary at Old Trafford. Peter Crouch was also on target with Jamie Carragher, future red Joe Cole and ex-red Michael Owen also featuring, along with Theo Walcott, who became England’s youngest ever international, aged just seventeen years and 75 days. Future reds Javier Mascherano and Kolo Touré also played for their countries that day, while John Barnes took charge of Jamaica.
      Welcome aboard
      2017 – Forward Dominic Solanke agreed to sign from Chelsea on 1st July, finally netting his first senior goal in his 27th and last outing as we thumped Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 at Anfield in May 2018, moving on to Bournemouth for £19m in January 2019.
      Five for Albert
      1948 - Albert Stubbins grabbed five goals as we thumped an American League Select side 9-2 in a friendly in the Triborough Stadium, New York City. Billy Liddell added a brace, with Willie Fagan and Jack Balmer also on the scoresheet.
      First and last caps
      2007 – Future red Charlie Adam made his full international debut as Scotland beat Austria 1-0 in a friendly in Vienna.
      1999 - Øyvind Leonhardsen won his final cap as a reds player as Norway beat Georgia 1-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Oslo. Vegard Heggem also played.
      1997 - Øyvind also represented his country in Oslo, as Norway beat Brazil 4-2 in a friendly.
      2000 - Don Hutchison scored as he won his final cap as an Evertonian, with Scotland beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in a friendly at Lansdowne Road. Ex-red Mark Kennedy struck the Irish goal, with Phil Babb, ex-red Jason McAteer and future reds Steve Finnan and Robbie Keane all also featuring.
      2008 – Philipp Degen won his last cap as a Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund player, and thirtieth to date, as Switzerland beat Liechtenstein 3-0 in a friendly in St. Gallen. Roma’s Alberto Aquilani was also in friendly action that day, while Alex Manninger won his last cap as a Robur Siena player in Austria’s 5-1 defeat of Malta in Graz.
      2016 – Future red Fabinho won his fourth and last senior cap as an AS Monaco player, as Brazil beat Panama 2-0 in a friendly in the USA. Philippe Coutinho and future red Alisson Becker also featured.
      1982 – Future reds Assistant Manager Sean O’Driscoll won his third and last cap for the Republic of Ireland in their 2-1 defeat at Trinidad & Tobago.
      Champion youngsters
      2010 – Conor Coady captained England Under-17’s to victory in the European Championships, as they beat Spain 2-1 in the Final in Liechtenstein. Andre Wisdom put through his own net and then scored at the right end.
      Other reds on target for their countries
      2014 – Daniel Sturridge netted as Roy Hodgson’s England beat Peru 3-0 at Wembley, with Steven Gerrard captaining a side that also included Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling and future reds Adam Lallana and James Milner. On the same day, Alberto Moreno won his third and last cap as a Sevilla player as Spain beat Bolivia 2-0, with ex-red Fernando Torres converting a penalty and Pepe Reina also featuring. Future red Mohamed Salah netted in Egypt’s 3-2 friendly defeat in Chile, with fellow future red Xherdan Shaqiri also playing for his country that day.
      2004 - Vladimír Šmicer scored for the Czech Republic in their 6-0 thumping of a Tirol Amateur XI in Austria, with clubmate Milan Baroš also playing. Meanwhile, future red Raul Meireles played for Portugal Under-21’s as they drew 2-2 with Switzerland in a European Championships Finals group game in Germany. On the same day, future reds Craig Bellamy, Ragnar Klavan and Christian Poulsen both featured in senior friendlies.
      1981 - Terry McDermott was on target as a substitute in England’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat in Switzerland. Ray Clemence also played, while ex-red Kevin Keegan skippered the side, with ex-red Joey Jones playing for Wales on the same day.
      1952 - Billy Liddell netted for Scotland while winning his twentieth cap as they beat Sweden 3-1 in a friendly in Solna.
      2001 - Future red Nicolas Anelka scored as France thumped South Korea 5-0 in a Confederations Cup group game in Daegu. On the same day, Djibril Cissé netted for France Under-20’s as they beat Poland 3-1 in the Toulon Tournament, with Grégory Vignal also in the side.
      2010 – Ex-reds Anelka and Cissé also played for France as they drew 1-1 with Tunisia in a friendly in Radès. Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, future reds Joe Cole and Kolo Touré, and ex-reds Mark González, Emile Heskey and David James were all also in international action that day.
      2012 – Ex-reds Xabi Alonso, from the spot, and Fernando Torres both netted for Spain as they beat South Korea 4-1 in a friendly in Switzerland. Pepe Reina and ex-red Álvaro Arbeloa also featured, while Krisztián Adorján captained Hungary Under-19’s while winning his fourth and last cap at this level in their 3-0 friendly defeat by Germany in Serbia, with ex-red Ádám Hajdú also featuring. Jack Dunn and Dirk Kuyt were also in international action that day.
      1997 - Future red Emile Heskey netted for England Under-21’s as they drew 1-1 with Poland in a European Championships qualifier in Katowice.
      1978 - Future red Alan Kennedy struck in a B international as England drew 1-1 with Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Future reds goalkeeping coach Joe Corrigan also played.
      Billy’s death
      1969 – Irish forward Billy Lacey died. He signed from Everton alongside centre-forward Tommy Gracie in a swap deal for £300 and winger Harold Uren in February 1912, going on to play 259 times for the reds, including the FA Cup Final in 1914. He helped us to two League titles in the 1920’s, netting 29 times before crossing the Mersey to join New Brighton in June 1924.
      Reserve forwards coming and going
      2012 – Congolese youngster Henoc Mukendi signed as a professional. He was released two years later having spent much of his time out on loan.
      1997 - Lee Jones was sold to Tranmere Rovers for £100,000, the day after his 24th birthday, after five reds appearances.
      2015 – Future red Diogo Jota signed a new contract with Paços de Ferreira. He struck fifteen times in 45 games before moving to Club Atlético de Madrid in July 2016.
      2016 – Midfielder Stephen Warnock signed for Wigan Athletic, after a successful loan spell. He failed to score in 59 outings in total for the Latics.
      Larry the champion
      1979 - Ex-red Larry Lloyd played in the European Cup Final as Nottingham Forest beat Malmö FF 1-0 in Munich.
      Also in international action
      1957 – Alan A’Court played for England Under-23’s in their 2-0 win in Czechoslovakia.
      1964 – Gordon Milne and Peter Thompson featured as England were thumped 5-1 in a Copa de las Naciones game in Rio de Janeiro.
      1971 – Steve Heighway played for the Republic of Ireland as they lost 4-1 to Austria in a European Championships qualifier in Dublin in what was Mick Meagan’s last game as boss.
      1989 – Gary Gillespie featured for Scotland in their 2-0 Rous Cup defeat of Chile at Hampden Park.
      1990 – Future red Karl-Heinz Riedle played as West Germany beat Denmark 1-0 in a friendly in Gelsenkirchen.
      1998 – Future reds Dietmar Hamann and Christian Ziege both played for Germany as they beat Colombia 3-1 in Frankfurt.
      2018 – Future red Ozan Kabak featured for Turkey Under-18’s as they beat North Macedonia 2-1.
    • By Will
      Milan the European champion
      2002 - Milan Baroš featured for the Czech Republic Under 21’s as they clinched the European Championships against France in Switzerland. He only played for the first 45 minutes, with the Czechs winning the tournament in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless match.
      1997 - He bagged a brace for the Under-15’s as they thumped Hungary 5-1 in a friendly in Ostrozska Nova Ves.
      On target for England
      1976 - Phil Thompson scored the winner for England, his only goal for his country, as they beat Italy 3-2 in the US Bicentenary Tournament in New York. Future reds coach Joe Corrigan won his first cap, as a substitute, while Phil Neal also played.
      1969 - Alun Evans won his fourth and final England Under-23’s cap as they drew 1-1 with Portugal in Funchal. Clubmate Emlyn Hughes netted England’s goal.
      Digger’s debut
      1983 - Future red John Barnes made his senior England debut as they were held to a goalless draw in the British International Championships in Northern Ireland. Phil Neal also played.
      1988 - Barnes also played for his country, alongside Peter Beardsley and future clubmate Mark Wright, as they beat Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly in Lausanne.
      Staying and going
      2018 – It was announced that Brazilian midfielder Fabinho would sign on 1st July for an initial £39m. He has so far score twice in 72 outings, helping us to claim the UEFA Champions League in Madrid in June 2019.
      2013 – Manchester City’s centre-half Kolo Touré agreed to join the reds on a free transfer in July of that year, once his contract had expired. He netted just once in 71 first-team appearances for the reds before being released in July 2016.
      2009 - Fernando Torres agreed a new improved contract to tie him to the club until 2013, although he left for a Chelsea in January 2011 for a £50m fee. On the same day, it was announced that reserves boss Gary Ablett was to leave at the end of the month.
      1924 – Defender Bill Cockburn signed from Stockport County. He played 67 times before joining Queens Park Rangers in July 1928.
      1902 - Inside-right George Livingstone signed from Celtic for £600, a week after being on the losing side in the Scottish Cup Final. He notched four times in 32 games before moving on to Manchester City in May 1903, with whom he won an FA Cup winners’ medal in 1904.
      On target for the Irish
      1987 - Ronnie Whelan scored his first full international goal in the Republic of Ireland’s 2-0 European Championships qualifying win in Luxembourg. John Aldridge and future red Ray Houghton both also played.
      1989 - Ray Houghton netted as the Irish beat Malta 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Lansdowne Road. John Aldridge, Steve Staunton, Ronnie Whelan and ex-red Kevin Sheedy all also featured.
      A friendly triumph
      1922 - We thumped an Emilia Select side 6-1 in Modena, the second game of our six-match Italian tour. Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers scored a hat-trick, with Harry Beadles bagging a brace and Cyril Gilhespy also on target.
      In the Middle East
      1979 - We met the Israeli national side in a friendly, with the game at the Ramat-Gan Stadium ending 3-3. Avi Cohen played for Israel in the first half, before making his first reds appearance after the interval, two months before he actually joined the reds. Jimmy Case converted a penalty with Ray Kennedy and David Fairclough also netting for the reds as we took a three-goal lead.
      Tom’s day
      1910 – Half-back Tommy Gardner was born in Huyton. He signed as an amateur from Orrell in July 1928, and then professionally the following April, but played only five reds games before moving on to Grimsby Town in May 1931. He was eventually capped twice for England during his stint at Aston Villa.
      Gary Mac for Scotland
      1990 - Gary McAllister won his third Scotland cap, and last one as a Leicester City player, as they lost 2-1 in a friendly in Malta. Gary Gillespie also played in that game.
      International bows
      1988 - West Ham United’s Julian Dicks made his debut for England Under-21’s as a substitute in their 1-1 friendly draw with Switzerland in Lausanne.
      2018 – Liam Millar won his first cap for Canada Under-23’s in their goalless draw with Portugal Under-19’s in France.
      Souey twice
      1983 - Graeme Souness skippered Scotland as they lost 2-0 to Wales at Ninian Park in the British International Championships. Ex-red Joey Jones was on the winning side.
      1985 – Ex-red Souness was also captain as the Scots lost 1-0 to Iceland in a World Cup qualifier in Reykjavik.
      2013 – Ex-reds loanee Nuri Şahin captained Turkey in their 3-3 friendly draw with Latvia in Duisburg in Germany.
      2016 – Christian Benteke and Divock Origi faced future red Xherdan Shaqiri as Belgium beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly in Geneva, with future red Sadio Mané also in international action.
      On target in friendlies
      2008 - John Arne Riise netted while winning his final cap as a reds player as Norway were held to a 2-2 draw in Oslo by Uruguay, with future red Luis Suárez also on target. Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard struck in England’s 2-0 defeat of the USA at Wembley, with Peter Crouch, future red Glen Johnson and ex-red David James also featuring and future red Joe Cole winning his fiftieth cap. Ex-red Craig Bellamy reached a half century of caps for Wales as they won 1-0 in Iceland under the management of John Toshack. Future red Andy Carroll played for England Under-19’s on the same day.
      2014 – Daniel Agger converted a penalty, while winning his final cap as a reds player, as Denmark beat Sweden 1-0 in Copenhagen. On the same day, Brad Smith won his third and last cap for England Under-21’s in their 1-1 draw with South Korea in the Toulon Tournament, while Andy Robertson won his second and last senior cap while with Dundee United as Scotland drew 2-2 with Nigeria in a friendly at Craven Cottage, with ex-red Victor Moses also in action.
      2012 – Ex-red Andriy Voronin scored as the Ukraine thumped Estonia 4-0 in Austria, with future red Ragnar Klavan skippering the losing side. Future red Suso played for Spain Under-19’s on the same day.
      2010 – Ex-red Robbie Keane bagged a brace, including a penalty, as the Republic of Ireland beat Algeria 3-0 in Dublin. András Simon played for Hungary Under-21’s in their 2-1 friendly defeat in Norway on the same day.
      Other reds internationals
      Kenny Dalglish twice represented Scotland on this day over the years.
      1977 - The Scots held Wales to a goalless draw in the British International Championships at the Racecourse Ground. Joey Jones played for the home side.
      1980 - He won his 74th cap as they beat Poland 1-0 in a friendly in Poznan.
      Future reds keeper Brad Friedel also twice played for his country on this day, both times in friendlies.
      1994 - He featured as the USA drew 1-1 with Greece in New Haven.
      1995 - They lost 2-1 to Costa Rica in Tampa.
      European Cup joy and despair
      2011 – Ex-red Javier Mascherano featured as Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley.
      1997 - Future red Karl-Heinz Riedle bagged a brace as Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund beat favourites Juventus 3-1 to claim the UEFA Champions League in Munich.
      1980 - Two ex-reds faced each other in the European Cup Final in Madrid, with Larry Lloyd’s Nottingham Forest edging out Kevin Keegan’s Hamburger SV 1-0.
      2016 - Fernando Torres was on the losing side as Real Madrid beat neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid on penalties after their UEFA Champions League Final ended 1-1 in Milan.
      On the move again
      2008 – Our former substitute keeper Tony Warner was released by Fulham after 26 appearances for the Cottagers, including both our League meetings in 2005/06.
      2015 - Rafael Benítez resigned as Manager of SSC Napoli, having led them to 59 victories in 112 games in charge, as they claimed the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in his first season.
      Babb back in England
      2002 - Ex-red Phil Babb joined Sunderland, having recently quit Sporting Clube de Portugal. However, he was unable to keep them in the Premiership in his first season at the Stadium Of Light, making sixty appearances in total.
      Also in international action
      1992 – Future reds coach Mike Sheron played for England Under-21’s as they held host nation France to a goalless draw in the Toulon Tournament.
      1993 – Sheron and Jamie Redknapp appeared for the Under-21’s in their 4-1 win in Poland in a European Championships qualifier.
      2004 – Raul Meireles featured as Portugal Under-21’s lost 3-1 to Sweden in a European Championships Finals group game in Germany, while Sami Hyypiä and ex-red Jari Litmanen played for the senior Finland side as they lost 3-1 to Sweden in Tampere.
      2005 – Ex-red David James and future reds Joe Cole and Glen Johnson all played in England’s 2-1 win over the USA in Chicago.
      2006 – Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle both played for France Under-21’s beat Serbia & Montenegro 2-0 in a European Championships Finals group game in Portugal, with Meireles playing for the host nation in their 1-0 won over Germany. Meanwhile, future reds Ragnar Klavan and Nuri Şahin faced each other as Turkey and Estonia drew a friendly 1-1 in Hamburg, with future red Andriy Voronin featuring in the Ukraine’s 4-0 defeat of Costa Rica in Kiev.
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