The arrival of Quasi
1987 - Peter Beardsley signed from Newcastle United for a then British record fee of £1.9m. He netted eighteen times in his first season at Anfield as he and fellow new signing John Barnes inspired the reds to some fantastic football - better than the Brazilians even! He made a total of 175 appearances, scoring 59 times, before Graeme Souness sold him to Everton for £1m in August 1991.
Making some sterling
2015 – Winger Raheem Sterling was sold to Manchester City for an initial £44m after notching 23 goals in 129 reds games since signing from Queens Park Rangers for an initial £500,000 in February 2010.
Other recent departures
2016 – Centre-half Martin Škrtel was sold to Fenerbahçe SK for £5.5m. He had signed from Zenit St. Petersburg for £6.5m in January 2008 to become our most expensive defender to date. The tough Slovakian notched eighteen goals in 320 games in total, including one in our Carling Cup win at Wembley in February 2012. On the same day, winger Jordon Ibe was sold to Bournemouth for a reported £15m. He had arrived from Wycombe Wanderers for a reported £750,000 in December 2011, notching four times in 58 reds games.
2008 - Danny Guthrie was sold to Newcastle United for £2.25m after just seven senior games for the reds. He bagged nine goals in 104 games for the Geordies before being released in June 2012.
Mo off the mark
2017 – Mohamed Salah scored in his first reds game as we were held to a 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic.
2018 – We drew 0-0 at Bury.
2019 – Forward Liam Millar played his first senior game as we won a friendly 3-1 at Bradford City, with Daniel Atherton featuring for the first time in goal, having played as a forward three days earlier. Rhian Brewster added to a James Milner brace that included one from the spot, in a game that raised money for ex-red Stephen Darby’s Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
Debuting at Gresty Road
2007 - Midfielder Ray Putterill scored in his first senior reds outing as we won 3-0 at Crewe Alexandra. Lee Peltier also nabbed his first senior strike while Andriy Voronin made his first appearance. Our other goal came from Peter Crouch.
2015 – We beat a True Thai Premier League All Stars side 4-0 in Bangkok to claim the True Super Trophy, with forward Divock Origi on target in his first reds game. Keeper Ádám Bogdán, right-back Nathaniel Clyne, defender Joe Gomez, forward Danny Ings, left-back Joe Maguire and midfielder James Milner all also made their reds bows. Our other goals came from Lazar Marković, Mamadou Sakho and Adam Lallana.
1981 - John Barnes signed for Watford from non-League Sudbury Court. He went on to score 83 times in 292 appearances for the Hornets, before moving to Merseyside seven years later.
2008 – Future red Daniel Sturridge won his first cap for England Under-18’s as they lost 2-0 to the host nation Czech Republic in the European Championships Finals.
Ferri down the Mersey
1999 - Jean-Michel Ferri joined Sochaux for £1.5m, just seven months and two substitute appearances after joining the reds from Turkish side Istanbulspor for £1.8m.
Reaching the Final
2019 – Sadio Mané played as Senegal beat Tunisia 1-0 after extra time in Cairo to reach the Africa Cup of Nations Final, which they went on to lose to Algeria.
1871 - Scottish international left-back Billy Dunlop was born in Kilmarnock. He signed from Abercorn for £35 in January 1895 and made 363 appearances for the reds, netting just three times, winning two League titles and two Second Division Championships.
Kris on target
2008 – Krisztián Németh struck for Hungary Under-19’s as they beat Bulgaria 1-0 in the European Championships Finals in the Czech Republic. His clubmates Peter Gulácsi and András Simon both also featured, while Mikel San José played in Spain’s 2-1 defeat by Germany in the same competition.
New between the sticks
2007 - Goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero was appointed. He had a lengthy playing career in Spain, as well as turning out three times for Wrexham. After retiring from playing, he took his coaching badges, and earned a Masters in Goalkeeper Coaching from the Spanish Football Federation as well as a Masters in Sports Psychology. He followed Rafael Benítez to Internazionale in 2010.
Dioufy on target
2001 - Future red El-Hadji Diouf scored the only goal of Senegal’s World Cup qualifier against Morocco in Dakar.
2018 – Ex-red Raheem Sterling played as England lost their World Cup Third Place Play-off 2-0 to Belgium in Saint Petersburg.
Also on the move
2000 - Ex-red Don Hutchison joined Sunderland from Everton for £2.5m. He had spent two and a half years at Goodison, and only lasted a year on Wearside before returning to West Ham United.
2008 - Christian Poulsen joined Juventus from Sevilla for €9.75m. He scored once in 57 games for the Old Lady before joining the reds for £4.5m in August 2010.
2010 – The club announced that midfielder Francisco Durán and keeper Nikolay Mihaylov had both left the club.
2011 – Ex-reserves midfielder Ryan Flynn signed for Sheffield United from Falkirk, so far netting sixteen times in 162 games for the Blades.
Burkinshaw the boss
1976 - 1950’s reds wing-half Keith Burkinshaw was appointed Manager of Tottenham Hotspur. He spent eight years in charge, leading them to two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup, as well as signing two World champions in Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa.
2007 – Ex-red Antonio Barragán played as Spain Under-20’s lost their World Cup Finals Quarter-final in Canada to the Czech Republic after a penalty shoot-out.
Stephen the dad
2006 - Stephen Warnock’s daughter Aisling was born.