Happy birthday Carra
1978 - Jamie Carragher was born in Bootle. The tough defender bagged five goals in 737 reds appearances before retiring in the summer of 2013, leaving him second in the list for the club’s all-time appearance holders. He helped us to claim the European Cup, UEFA Cup, FA Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, two League Cups and two FA Charity/Community Shields.
Souness steps down
1994 – Graeme Souness resigned as Manager, having been in charge since April 1991. He led us to the FA Cup in his first full season, his only trophy in three years in charge. He won 65 of his 157 games as boss.
Trouncing the Blues
2014 – We thumped Everton 4-0 at Anfield, our biggest derby win since 1982. Daniel Sturridge sent a penalty over the bar that would have completed his hat-trick. Steven Gerrard headed in the opener, with Luis Suárez bagging the fourth. Luis Alberto came off the bench to play his twelfth and final reds game.
1953 – Forward Louis Bimpson signed from Burscough on a free transfer. He scored 39 goals in his 102 first-team appearances, before joining Blackburn Rovers in November 1959.
Heading towards Wembley
2012 – We beat Manchester United 2-1 in an FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Anfield. Daniel Agger headed the reds in front, with Dirk Kuyt bagging the late winner after Ji-Sung Park had levelled before the break.
2017 – We were humbled at home at the same stage by Wolverhampton Wanderers, succumbing 2-1. Divock Origi netted our late consolation.
2021 – We won 3-1 behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold struck either side of half time before Pierre-Emile Højbjerg pulled a goal back. Sadio Mané also netted to secure the win.
Stéph heads north
2005 - Stéphane Henchoz joined Celtic on a free transfer, after failing to score in 205 reds appearances. He was a defensive rock for us, helping us to claim the UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups. He only made eight senior appearances in his time at Parkhead, before returning south of the border to join Wigan Athletic in July of that year.
2009 – We suffered our third straight 1-1 draw, and fourth consecutive stalemate in all competitions as we visited Wigan Athletic. Robbie Keane played his 28th and final reds game as a late substitute for Steven Gerrard. Yossi Benayoun gave us the lead, with Fernando Torres hitting the post before Lucas gave away a very late penalty that Mido converted, so scoring against the reds for his second club in the League that season after netting for Middlesbrough at Anfield.
Fernando heading for the exit
2011 – Fernando Torres submitted a written transfer request. He had struck an impressive 81 times in 142 reds games since his club record £20.2m signing from Club Atlético de Madrid in July 2007. He was sold to Chelsea for a British record £50m fee three days later. On the same day, Icelandic reserves midfielder Victor Pálsson left Anfield to join Hibernian, for whom he has so far netted once in 34 outings. Meanwhile, ex-reds forward Krisztián Németh joined Olympiacos Volos on loan from fellow Greek side Olympiacos. He struck once in thirteen League matches for them.
2008 - Momo Sissoko was sold to Juventus for £8.2m. He 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, despite suffering two serious injuries while at Anfield. He won his first cap while with the Turin outfit on the same day, in Mali’s 3-0 defeat to the Ivory Coast in an Africa Cup of Nations group game in Ghana.
Tosh the boss, briefly
1984 - John Toshack was appointed part-time Manager of Wales. He only stayed in charge for 47 days, and just the one game, later returning for a second spell as boss.
2003 - He resigned as Manager of Italian Serie B side Calcio Catania after just two months in the hot seat there, following criticism from the club’s President.
1961 - Alan A’Court played his 300th reds game. However, it was an unhappy milestone for the forward as we lost an FA Cup Fourth Round tie 2-0 to Sunderland at Anfield.
1922 - Left-half Tom Bromilow made his hundredth appearance as we lost an FA Cup Second Round match 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion, with Stan Davies netting the first of his four goals against the reds. The Baggies went out at the next hurdle themselves.
1939 - Matt Busby played his hundredth League game for the reds in our 1-1 draw at Leeds United, with Jack Balmer bagging our goal late on after ex-red Gordon Hodgson had given the home side the lead.
A poor goalscoring day
Amazingly, we did not score in each of six consecutive matches played on this day.
1956 – Our most recent goals on this day before our 2009 trip to Wigan came in an FA Cup Fourth Round replay against Sc***horpe United that ended in a 3-3 draw at Anfield. Two goals came from the legendary Billy Liddell, with Jimmy Payne netting the other as John Davies bagged a brace for the visitors, with Jack Gregory also on target for the Iron. We won the replay 2-1 but went out to Manchester City in the next round.
In fact, we have only won four of our fifteen matches on this day.
1950 - We beat Exeter City 3-1 at Anfield in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Kevin Baron, Willie Fagan and Jimmy Payne grabbed our goals that day as we played in white. We reached our second Final that year, losing out at Wembley to Arsenal.
Also on the move
2021 – Ex-reds winger Bobby Adekanye joined ADO Den Haag on loan from S.S. Lazio, netting twice in fourteen appearances.
2016 – Uruguayan centre-half Sebastián Coates joined Sporting Clube de Portugal on loan from Sunderland, playing fourteen times in this first temporary spell in Lisbon.
2014 – Ex-reserves keeper Dean Bouzanis signed for Carlisle United, although he failed to play a senior game for the Cumbrians.
2010 – Reserves forward Nathan Eccleston joined League One side Huddersfield Town on loan. He netted his only goal for the Terriers on his debut, the only score in their win at Yeovil Town. He made four starts and eight substitute appearances as they reached the play-offs, as well as being sent off once in his time at the Galpharm Stadium.
2008 – Future reds scout Jonathan Woodgate joined Tottenham Hotspur from Middlesbrough for a reported £8m, scoring three times in 65 games before being released in June 2011.
1999 – Former Under-13’s Coach Mike Sheron joined Barnsley from Queens Park Rangers for £1.5m. He struck forty times in 172 games for the Tykes before Blackpool on a free transfer in July 2003.
1998 - Future red Bernard Diomède won his first full international cap as France beat Spain 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France.
2003 - Ex-red Frode Kippe played his first senior game for Norway in their 2-1 friendly win in Oman, although the opposition was an Under-23’s team.
2005 - He also featured for them as they were held to a goalless draw in Jordan.
1986 – Ex-red Avi Cohen and future red Ronnie Rosenthal both played in Israel’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Scotland in Tel-Aviv.
2019 – Future red Takumi Minamino played for Japan as they beat Iran 3-0 in their AFC Asian Cup Semi-final in the United Arab Emirates.
1973 - Forward Tosh Johnson died in Monsall Hospital in Manchester. He crossed the park in March 1934, having claimed the First and Second Division titles and FA Cup with the Blues, and netted eight times in 38 reds games before joining Darwen in August 1936.
1911 - Forward Sam Bowyer struck the final one of his sixteen reds goals, a last-minute equaliser as we were held 1-1 at Anfield by Manchester City in a top-flight encounter. On the same day, Ernest Peake played for Wales as they won 2-1 in the British International Championships in Ireland, with future red Billy Lacey on the losing side.
On Song three times
1998 - Future red Rigobert Song struck his first international goal, his only one as a Metz player, the only score in Cameroon’s home friendly with Angola in Garoua.
He also represented his country twice more on this day in history.
2000 - He played in a 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations win over Ivory Coast in Ghana
2001 – He appeared in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Togo, with future red Kolo Touré playing for the Ivory Coast in their 3-1 win in Madagascar in another qualifier.
Also on target
2014 – Future red Dominic Solanke bagged a brace as England Under-17’s beat Belgium 2-1 in a friendly at St. George’s Park.
2004 - Ex-red Titi Camara scored as Guinea were held to a 1-1 draw by Rwanda in the Africa Cup of Nations, staged in Tunisia.
2013 – Ex-red Momo Sissoko featured as Mali drew 1-1 with DR Congo in the same competition in South Africa.
2015 – Kolo Touré played for Ivory Coast as they beat Cameroon 1-0 in a group game in Equatorial Guinea. Meanwhile, future red Naby Keïta played in Guinea’s 1-1 draw with Mali.
2007 - Future red Lucas Leiva struck for Brazil as they beat Colombia 2-0 in the final phase of the Sudamericano Sub-20 “Juventud de América” in Paraguay to clinch the championship. Fellow future red Emiliano Insúa also featured in the tournament that day, as Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0.
2009 – Ronald Huth featured in the same competition as Paraguay beat Chile 2-1 in their final group game as they qualified for the final phase.
2017 – Sadio Mané had his decisive penalty saved in a shoot-out after Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final against Cameroon in Gabon ended goalless after extra time.
Other reds games
1995 – We drew an FA Cup Fourth Round tie 0-0 at Burnley. We won the replay, making it as far as the Sixth Round before being knocked out at Anfield by Tottenham Hotspur.
1990 – We left Norwich City with another Fourth Round goalless draw, going on to win the replay before reaching the Semi-final later that campaign.
1987 – We lost 3-0 on Luton Town’s plastic pitch in the second replay of our Third Round tie with Brian Stein grabbing the last of his four goals past us before Mick Harford struck one of his seven and Mike Newell one of his eight.
1967 – We drew an FA Cup Third Round 0-0 at Watford. We won the replay, but went out at Everton in the Fifth Round.
1928 – We lost 2-1 at Cardiff City in the Fourth Round with Dick Edmed giving us the lead from the spot. Right-half jock McNab played his 222nd and last appearance for the club.
1899 – Jack Cox and George Allan netted as we beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 in the First Round at Anfield. We made it as far as the Semi-final that season.
Also in international action
1989 – Future reds Stig Inge Bjørnebye and Øyvind Leonhardsen both played as Norway Under-20’s lost 3-1 to Spain in Majorca.