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Striking legends arrive
1987 - John Aldridge signed from Oxford United for £750,000. He helped us to win the League title in 1988 and the FA Cup the following season, bagging 63 goals in 104 games before moving to Spain to join Real Sociedad for £1.1m in September 1989, becoming their first non-Basque player.
2006 - Robbie Fowler re-signed on a free transfer from Manchester City after three years with the Blues. He grabbed twelve goals in 39 outings in this second spell, but was released after two seasons, signing on with Cardiff City in July 2007.

1920 – Centre-forward Dick Johnson joined the reds. He struck thirty times in 82 outings, including two hat-tricks, helping us to the League title in 1923 before leaving for Stoke in February 1925. He was noted for his overhead bicycle kicks.

Mixed cup fortunes against the Latics
1962 – We beat Oldham Athletic 2-1 at Boundary Park in an FA Cup Fourth Round tie, with Ian St. John bagging a brace.
2013 – We lost 3-2 there at the same stage as Luis Suárez skippered the side for the first time while left-back Jack Robinson played his eleventh and last reds game. Matt Smith opened the scoring for the League One outfit before Suárez equalised and then had a goal ruled out for offside. The Latics went 3-1 up with goals either side of half-time by Smith and Reece Wabara, to become the first side outside the top two divisions to score three FA Cup goals against the reds since Sc***horpe United in January 1956. Joe Allen pulled one back with his first reds strike and Steven Gerrard struck the crossbar in the final minute, but it was not enough.

On the way to Cardiff
2001 - We won our FA Cup Fourth Round game 2-0 at Leeds United, with late goals from substitutes Nick Barmby and Emile Heskey. This was Barmby’s eighth and final reds goal.

VAR the star
2018 – We lost an FA Cup Fourth Round tie 3-2 at Anfield to West Bromwich Albion, in a game with video technology at its heart. Jay Rodriguez bagged two of his four goals past us to date either side of a Roberto Firmino goal, with all three goals scored inside the first quarter of an hour. The Baggies had a goal disallowed by VAR, before Firmino missed a penalty that was awarded by the same technology, the first time a referee in an English game had used a touchline monitor to make a final decision. Joël Matip scored an own goal in first-half stoppage time, with Mohamed Salah on target after the break.

Missing out on Wembley
2015 – We lost 1-0 at Chelsea after extra time in the second leg of our Capital One Cup Semi-final, to lose out 2-1 on aggregate as Branislav Ivanović headed in the winner.

He’s scouse, he’s sound
2002 - We had another FA Cup Fourth Round tie, losing 1-0 at Arsenal with three players sent off. Martin Keown was the first to walk, for a challenge on Michael Owen. Goalscorer Dennis Bergkamp was red-carded for a tackle on Jamie Carragher, who was then himself dismissed for the infamous coin-throwing incident.

George’s farewell
1951 – George Kay took charge of his final game as Manager as we lost 1-0 at Charlton Athletic, as he was then forced to retire due to illness, with Billy Kiernan netting the first of his five goals against the reds. He had led us to our first League title in 24 years in 1947, and the FA Cup Final three years later as we won only 142 of his 357 games in charge. Amongst the players who joined the club during his tenure were the great Billy Liddell and Bob Paisley.

Off goes Double Trigger
1999 - Jason McAteer was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £4m. He had bagged six goals in 139 reds games after arriving from Bolton Wanderers for £4.5m in September 1995.

Happy birthday Mike
1965 - Ex-reserves forward Mike Newell was born in Liverpool. He never managed to break through to our first team, going on to enjoy a chequered career at clubs such as Everton, Leicester City, Luton Town, Birmingham City and Aberdeen.
1915 - Left-half John Browning was born in Alexandria. He signed from Dunoon Athletic in March 1934, making just nineteen appearances before returning to his native Scotland to join Cowdenbeath in August 1939.

FA Cup firsts
1894 - We played our first ever game in the FA Cup proper, a 3-0 First Round win over Grimsby Town at Anfield. The Mariners received half the gate money and £100 as the game was switched from their Abbey Park stadium. Sam Widdowson of Nottingham refereed, who had invented shin guards twenty years earlier! Harry Bradshaw bagged a brace with Joe McQue also on target. We only got as far as the Third Round that year.

1934 - We hosted Tranmere Rovers in the Fourth Round, in a game that was originally due to be played at Prenton Park. 61,036 saw the game, our then record attendance. This was our first ever official meeting with Rovers, and we won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Sam English and a Berry Nieuwenhuys goal, but were knocked out by Bolton Wanderers at the next hurdle. Unfortunately, inside-left Syd Roberts was seriously injured in this match, not featuring for the first team for another eleven months.
1968 – Roger Hunt played his 400th reds game as we were held to a goalless draw by Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic in an FA Cup Third Round tie at Dean Court. We won the replay, eventually bowing out to West Bromwich Albion in the Sixth Round.

Double-Barrowed departure
1999 - Two ex-reds were released by Barrow. Mike Marsh had spent six months at Holker Street, and remained out of football until joining up with Jan Mølby at fellow Conference side Kidderminster Harriers ten months later. Mark Seagraves retired from playing on his departure from Barrow.

A rare League win
We have only won one of our six League matches on this day.
1923 - Harry Chambers and Dick Johnson netted in a 2-0 top-flight win over Middlesbrough at Anfield, a week after they had both also scored on Teesside.
1973 - Our most recent League match was a 2-1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Kevin Keegan on target. Emlyn Hughes put through his own net, with John Richards grabbing one of his five goals against the reds.

Half a century for Avi
1988 - Ex-red Avi Cohen won his fiftieth official senior cap for Israel in their 1-1 friendly draw with France in Tel-Aviv. Future red Ronnie Rosenthal also played.

Bowyer’s last
1912 - Forward Sam Bowyer made the last of his 48 reds appearances as we lost 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion in a top-flight encounter.

Banging them in
1979 – We visited Bangor City for a friendly, due to the postponement of our FA Cup Third Round meeting with Blackburn Rovers. We won 4-1, despite two inches of snow on the pitch, thanks to a brace from Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough goal and Terry McDermott penalty, all inside the first half.

Moving on loan
1998 - Mark Kennedy joined fellow Premier League side Queens Park Rangers on loan. He netted twice in eight games while at Loftus Road, before returning to fight for a first-team berth at Anfield.
2008 - Milan Baroš joined Portsmouth on loan from Olympique Lyonnais, failing to score in sixteen outings but helping them to claim the FA Cup.
2009 – Centre-half Ragnar Klavan joined AZ Alkmaar on loan from Heracles Almelo, helping them to their first League title since 1981 before making the move permanent in the summer. He struck three times in 104 outings before moving on to Augsburg in July 2012.

2011 – Ex-reds reserves centre-half Danny O’Donnell joined Stockport County on loan from Shrewsbury Town. He played seven times before signing on permanently at the end of the season.
2014 - Forward David N’Gog joined Swansea City on loan from Bolton Wanderers, failing to score in three appearances. Ex-Academy forward Marvin Pourié joined Zulte Waregem from F.C. København, scoring once in six League outings.
2017 – Midfielder Cameron Brannagan joined Fleetwood Town on a temporary basis, playing fourteen times for the Cod Army. On the same day, defender Joe Gomez signed a new contract with the reds.

Youngsters in action
2009 – Emiliano Insúa skippered Argentina as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ecuador in their final Sudamericano Sub-20 “Juventud de América” group game in Venezuela, as they reached the final phase.
2004 - Zak Whitbread played his first game for the USA Under-23’s as they drew 2-2 with Mexican club side Tecos in an unofficial international. Zak gave away a penalty for the first Tecos goal.
2001 – Future red Alberto Aquilani won the first of his two caps for Italy Under-17’s in their 1-0 victory over Cameroon.
1988 – Ex-red Avi Cohen won his fiftieth cap for Israel, with future red Ronnie Rosenthal also featuring as they drew 1-1 with France in Tel-Aviv.

Jari to Germany
2005 - Jari Litmanen signed for Hansa Rostock on a free transfer from Finnish side Lahti. He struck once in thirteen games but could not prevent them from being relegated from the Bundesliga top flight.

Captain Diouf
2008 – Ex-red El-Hadji Diouf skippered his country as Senegal lost 3-1 to Algeria in an Africa Cup of Nations group game in Ghana.
2006 – Diouf also played in a group game as Senegal lost 1-0 to Ghana in Egypt.

2015 – Ex-red Carl Medjani featured in Algeria’s 2-0 defeat of Senegal in a group game in Equatorial Guinea.
2003 – Medjani also played for France Under-17’s in their 1-1 draw in Egypt in the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup, with David Raven and Mark Smyth playing for England in their 1-1 draw with Mali in the same tournament that day.


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      1961 - Alan Arnell played his 75th and final reds game as we lost 3-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in a Second Division encounter, with Alan A’Court grabbing our consolation.
      Smiling again
      1922 - Forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers struck his fiftieth reds goal as we beat Bradford City 2-1 at Anfield on our way to our third League title. Dick Forshaw added our second as Dickie Bond struck the last of his four goals against the reds, while forward Billy Lacey was playing his 200th game for the club.
      1928 – Chambers bagged his 151st and final reds strike, the only goal of our FA Cup Third Round meeting with Third Division North side Darlington at Anfield.
      Rushie in red again
      2003 - Ian Rush stepped out in Liverpool training gear for the first time in eight years, having been appointed as a part-time specialist striking coach. He said, “I will get as much satisfaction watching these lads score as I did when I was scoring myself.” However, he did not get the opportunity to do so for very long.
      Old gold disappointment
      We have twice played Wolverhampton Wanderers on this day in history, without winning.
      1984 - Wolves won 1-0 despite being bottom of the table, thanks to an early Carl Mardenborough header, his only ever goal for the club, to secure victory at Anfield for the first time in 33 years.
      1899 - We held them to a goalless draw at Molineux.
      Beaten by the Trotters
      We have twice faced Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park on this day in history, losing on each occasion.
      1931 - We went down 2-0 when George Gibson and Harold Blackmore each struck one of their five goals against us.
      1950 - Billy Liddell and Willie Fagan struck within a minute of each other as we were beaten 3-2.
      On the move
      2004 - David James joined Manchester City from West Ham United for £2m. He kept goal for them on a century of occasions before joining Portsmouth in August 2006.
      2010 – Defender Jon Otsemobor joined Southampton on a free transfer from Norwich City, after two goals in 104 games for the Canaries. On the same day, ex-red Momo Sissoko played for Mali as they lost an Africa Cup of Nations Finals group game 1-0 to Algeria in Angola.
      2014 - Luis García retired from playing, although he returned to the game six months later with Indian Super League side Atlético de Kolkata.
      Jordan the best
      2020 – Jordan Henderson was named as the 2019 BT England Men’s Player of the Year. On the same day, ex-reds midfielder Momo Sissoko announced his retirement from playing. He had signed from Valencia for £5.6m in July 2005 and helped us to claim the FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FA Community Shield, playing 87 times and scoring just once before moving on to Juventus for £8.2m in January 2008.
      Other reds games
      1995 – Adam Tanner struck the only goal of Ipswich Town’s visit to Anfield
      1939 – We came from behind to win 3-1 at Charlton Athletic with Jack Balmer bagging a brace and Harry Eastham also on target.
      1920 – Harry Lewis and Jackie Sheldon netted as we beat South Shields 2-0 in an FA Cup First Round replay in L4.
      Foy on target
      2002 - Robbie Foy struck for Scotland Under-17’s as they won a friendly 2-0 in Malta.
      Toni’s first
      2017 – Toni Silva won his first cap as a Levadiakos player, as Guinea-Bissau drew 1-1 with Gabon in an African Cup of Nations Finals group game.
      2013 – Future red Kolo Touré played for the Ivory Coast as they beat Egypt 4-2 in a friendly in Abu Dhabi.
      2011 – Ex-red Harry Kewell played as Australia drew 1-1 with South Korea in an AFC Asian Cup Finals group game in Qatar.
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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.
      Other reds games
      2007 – We won 3-0 at Watford, with all the goals coming from substitutes. Peter Crouch netted twice with Craig Bellamy also on target.
      1996 – We were held to a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, with Ian Rush grabbing a late leveller from off the bench.
      1990 – Luton Town left Anfield with a share of the spoils as the game ended 2-2, with John Barnes opening the scoring with a direct free-kick. Goals from Kingsley Black and Kurt Nogan put the Hatters in front momentarily, before Steve Nicol headed in an equaliser.
      1973 – We shared a goalless draw with Burnley in our FA Cup Third Round encounter at Turf Moor. We won at the second attempt, but fell to Manchester City at the next hurdle.
      1934 – Gordon Hodgson netted as Fulham drew 1-1 at Anfield in another Third Round tie, with Jack Lambert equalising with the last of his seven goals against the reds. We won the replay, but went out to Bolton Wanderers in the Fifth Round.
      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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      Alles Gute zum Geburtstag
      1994 – German midfielder Emre Can was born in Frankfurt. He signed from Bayer 04 Leverkusen for £9.75m in July 2014, netting fourteen times in 167 reds games before moving on to Juventus on a free transfer in June 2018.
      1887 – Forward Jimmy Nicholl was born in Port Glasgow. He signed from Middlesbrough in January 1914, bagging fourteen goals in 59 outings before moving on to Wishaw Thistle in 1915. He had featured in our FA Cup Final defeat to Burnley in April 1914.
      Dan the man
      2006 - Daniel Agger signed from Brøndby IF for £5.8m. He played 232 games, notching fourteen times, helping us to claim the FA Community Shield and League Cup before returning to his former club in Denmark in August 2014.
      On the same day, reserves keeper David Martin signed from MK Dons for £250,000. He returned there permanently in May 2010 after failing to make a senior appearance, although he sat on the reds bench on nineteen occasions.
      Red centurions
      2019 – Sadio Mané reached a century for the reds as Mohamed Salah bagged the only goal of the game at Brighton & Hove Albion from the spot, with the home side failing to register a shot on target.
      2008 - Xabi Alonso played his hundredth League game for the reds as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough. He came on for Yossi Benayoun after an hour when we were a goal down courtesy of George Boateng before Fernando Torres rescued a point with a long-range strike.
      1980 – Ray Kennedy played his 200th League game for the reds as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Southampton, with Terry McDermott scoring from the spot.
      1929 – Right-back Jimmy ‘Parson’ Jackson reached a century of reds appearances in our 2-0 FA Cup Third Round win at Bristol City. Bill Salisbury and Gordon Hodgson netted in the second half.
      A treble to make anyone smile
      1927 - Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers bagged a hat-trick as we beat Third Division South side Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4-1 in an FA Cup Third Round replay at Anfield. Outside-left Fred Hopkin netted the other goal. We went out to Arsenal in the Fifth Round that season.
      Happy Cup memories
      We have won all eleven of our FA Cup ties on this day.
      1935 - We beat non-League Yeovil & Petters United 6-2 in front of a record crowd of 11,830 at Huish Park, despite scouser Tommy McNeil giving Yeovil the lead inside five minutes, and the score being level at the break, through a deflected Berry Nieuwenhuys strike. Gordon Hodgson and Syd Roberts both netted twice for the reds, to add to a goal from Dave Wright. Yeovil’s McNeil also ended the game with a brace. Hodgson’s first strike was our 200th in the competition. Unfortunately, we went out to Blackburn Rovers at the next hurdle.
      1921 - We won 2-1 at Manchester United in a First Round replay when Billy Lacey and Harry Chambers were on target as we came from behind while wearing a rare blue and white kit. However, we lost to Newcastle United in the next round.
      South for the first time
      1955 - Centre-back Alex South made the first of his seven reds appearances as we won our FA Cup Third Round replay against Lincoln City at Anfield in extra time. John Evans bagged the only goal, having scored in the first game as well as being sent off. We made it to the Fifth Round before being knocked out by Huddersfield Town at Anfield.
      1991 – Winger Jimmy Carter made his reds bow as a substitute for Ronnie Rosenthal in our goalless draw at Aston Villa.
      Beating the Potters
      1988 - Peter Beardsley netted the only goal of our FA Cup Third Round replay against Stoke City from just outside the area.
      2014 – We triumphed 5-3 at the Britannia Stadium, our first League win there. Ryan Shawcross diverted an Aly Cissokho shot into his own net before Luis Suárez doubled our lead after half an hour. However, ex-reds Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam levelled the scores before the break, with the former netting one of his four strikes against the reds. Steven Gerrard converted a penalty with Suárez adding his second before Jon Walters bagged one of his seven goals past us. Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to complete the scoring late on.
      Beaten by the seaside
      2011 – We lost 2-1 at Blackpool in our first trip there since August 1970. Fernando Torres gave us an early lead before Gary Taylor-Fletcher and DJ Campbell both struck for the home side.
      Beating the Blues
      We have twice defeated Birmingham City at Anfield on this day in history.
      1974 - Kevin Keegan netted a brace as we won a First Division encounter 3-2 with Phil Thompson also on target. Bob Latchford bagged one of his five goals against the reds, with Bob Hatton grabbing one of his four.
      1907 - Sam Raybould struck twice as we won an FA Cup First Round tie 2-1 as we progressed to the Fourth Round that season.
      Heading off
      1963 – Left-half Tommy Leishman left the reds to join Hibernian. He had arrived from St. Mirren for £10,000 in November 1949, helping us back to the First Division in 1962, bagging a total of seven goals in 118 reds games, including our first ever League Cup strike.
      1966 - Inside-forward John ‘Sailor’ Hunter died. The Scottish international bagged twelve goals in 45 reds games after signing from Abercorn in 1899.
      1985 – South African half-back Hugh Gerhardi committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He signed from Johannesburg-based Thistle in August 1952 but only played six senior games before returning to his homeland after just one season.
      Gary Mac steps down
      2004 - Gary McAllister resigned as Manager of Coventry City to care for his seriously ill wife Denise. He had been on compassionate leave after she suffered a setback in her battle against cancer, but then decided to quit permanently. Sadly, she passed away soon after.
      A new keeper
      2007 - Daniele Padelli signed on loan from Sampdoria. He made one senior appearance, as we were held to a 2-2 draw in our final League game of the season at home to Charlton Athletic in May 2007, but was not kept on.
      Alf off target
      1938 - Outside-left Alf Hanson missed a penalty in the first half as we beat Third Division South outfit Crystal Palace 3-1 after extra time in our FA Cup Third Round replay at Anfield. Ernie Waldron gave the visitors the lead, before John Shafto sent the tie into extra time. The Eagles’ Nick Collins scored an own goal, before Willie Fagan converted a late penalty. Unfortunately, the reds were later forced to apologise by the FA after making some disparaging comments about Palace in the programme. We only made it as far as the Fifth Round that season, being knocked out by Huddersfield Town at Anfield, who went all the way to the Final.
      Stevie’s new deal
      2012 – Steven Gerrard signed a new contract, tying him to the club until 2014.
      On the move
      2016 – Centre-half Steven Caulker signed on loan from Queens Park Rangers, having his temporary spell at Southampton cut short to accommodate the move. He made just four reds appearances. On the same day, Jonjo Shelvey left Swansea City after ten goals in 96 outings to sign for Newcastle United for £12m.
      2015 – Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi was sold to Al Ahli in Dubai for a reported £4.7m. He had arrived from SC Heerenveen for £2.4m in August 2012, failing to score in twelve reds games.
      2012 - Robbie Keane signed for Aston Villa on a temporary basis from LA Galaxy, notching three times in seven outings.
      1999 - Ex-reds reserve Jim Magilton joined Ipswich Town on loan from Sheffield Wednesday. He made eleven appearances for the Blues before the move was made permanent two months later.
      2018 – Winger Ryan Kent joined Bristol City on loan, turning out on eleven occasions for the Robins.
      Other reds games
      1982 – We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Bradford City in a League Cup Fifth Round tie. We won the replay, eventually lifting the trophy again that season.
      1971 – Manchester City held us to a goalless draw in a League encounter in L4
      1970 – We beat Coventry City 3-0 in an FA Cup Third Round replay at home, with Ian Ross heading in the opener, added to by Peter Thompson and Bobby Graham strikes.
      1957 – Alan Arnell and Geoff Twentyman struck as we beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in a Second Division fixture, despite falling behind to one of Bert Tindill’s five goals against us. Billy Liddell had to leave the pitch with the reds still trailing, having been knocked unconscious.
      1952 – Jimmy Payne netted the only goal of our FA Cup Third Round meeting with Workington from the Third Division at Anfield
      1924 – We came from behind to beat Bradford City 2-1 in L4 in a FA Cup First Round meeting, thanks to two goals from Harry Chambers.
      1895 – We thumped Nottingham Forest 5-0 at home with Malcolm McVean on target twice. Jimmy Ross, Joe McQue and Davy Hannah also got on the scoresheet.
      In international action
      2013 – Oussama Assaidi played for Morocco in their 2-1 friendly defeat of Namibia in Johannesburg. On the same day, ex-red Carl Medjani skippered Algeria as they held South Africa to a goalless draw in Rustenburg.
      2008 – Ex-red El-Hadji Diouf featured as Senegal beat Namibia 3-1, with future red Kolo Touré playing as Ivory Coast won 2-0 in Kuwait.
      2002 – Touré also played in a 1-1 friendly draw with Nigeria in Bouaké.
      2000 – Fábio Aurélio played for a Brazil side as they thrashed Trinidad & Tobago 7-0 in Florianópolis.
      1997 – Future red Rigobert Song played as Cameroon were held to a goalless draw by Angola in Yaoundé.
      1993 - Gérard Houllier managed France A as they beat Senegal 3-1 in Dakar.
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