Milan on target again
2004 - Milan Baroš scored in his sixth consecutive international, grabbing a brace as the Czech Republic beat future red Christian Poulsen’s Denmark 3-0 in the Quarter-final of the European Championships in Porto.
KHR on target
1994 - Future red Karl-Heinz Riedle bagged his final international goal while winning his 41st cap in Germany’s 3-2 World Cup defeat of South Korea in Dallas, to finish top of their group.
Also at the World Cup
2010 – Future red Joe Cole won his 56th and final cap as England lost 4-1 to Germany in the Round of Sixteen in Bloemfontein with ex-red David James playing for the 53rd and last time. Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, future red James Milner and ex-red Emile Heskey all also featured, while Javier Mascherano and Maxi Rodríguez both played in Argentina’s 3-1 defeat of Mexico at the same stage in Johannesburg.
2018 – Future reds Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri and ex-red Philippe Coutinho all featured in group games in Russia as both sides progressed from the same group.
2006 - Xabi Alonso, Luis García and future red Fernando Torres all featured as Spain lost 3-1 to France in the Second Round of the World Cup Finals in Hanover.
1990 - John Barnes, Steve McMahon and future red Mark Wright all played as England beat Belgium 1-0 in Bologna to reach the Quarter-finals.
1998 - Stig Inge Bjørnebye and Øyvind Leonhardsen both featured in Norway’s 1-0 defeat by Italy in Marseille in the Second Round.
Hamberg for the youngsters
2007 - It was announced that Piet Hamberg would take over as Academy Technical Manager in July. The former Ajax player joined from Grasshoppers of Zurich. Rafael Benítez said, “We have had some very good reports about Piet and he will bring great experience to the new role.” However, he left this role after just two years.
2019 – Centre-half Sepp van den Berg joined the reds from PEC Zwolle for an initial £1.3m, so far making four senior appearances. On the same day, midfielder Abdi Sharif signed as a professional, while winger Rafael Camacho moved back to Sporting Clube de Portugal for £5m, after just two first-team games since arriving three years earlier.
Heading to the Final
2012 – Xabi Alonso converted a penalty in a shoot-out after Spain and Portugal’s European Championships Finals Semi-final ended goalless after extra time. Fellow ex-reds Álvaro Arbeloa and Raul Meireles both also featured.
2013 – Spain beat Italy 7-6 on penalties after a goalless two hours in their Confederations Cup Semi-final in Brazil, with ex-red Alberto Aquilani converting his spot-kick. Ex-reds Álvaro Arbeloa and Fernando Torres both featured for the winning side. On the same day, Suso featured as Spain Under-20’s beat France 2-1 in a World Championship Finals group game in Turkey, while future red Tiago Ilori played as Portugal thumped Cuba 5-0 in the same competition.
Redders starts out
1990 - Jamie Redknapp signed as a professional for Bournemouth, two days after his seventeenth birthday. He only made 21 senior appearances for the Cherries before becoming Kenny Dalglish’s last signing as reds boss for £350,000 in January 1991.
Ins and outs
1999 - It was announced that Sammy Lee was considering quitting Anfield to become Assistant Manager to new Sheffield United boss Adrian Heath. Fortunately, the move fell through, and Sammy remained at Anfield for another five years. It was also revealed that Paul Ince was available for transfer for a fee of £1m. He moved on to Middlesbrough a month later. Meanwhile, the Department of Employment granted work permits for Vladimír Šmicer and Stéphane Henchoz, ahead of their official signings.
2014 – Sammy was announced as Assistant Manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, to be working under Sami Hyypiä. However, he changed his mind, joining Southampton just two days later.
Dioufy in the top ten
2002 – El-Hadji Diouf was named as one of ten candidates for the Adidas Golden Ball Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player at the World Cup. The nominees were selected by the Technical Study Group of FIFA, with the top three to be selected by representatives of the media. One of the voters, ex-French boss Aimé Jacquet, said, “His position in the ten nominees is a symbol of this World Cup. I am very impressed by him. He played in France last season and was very good.”
1997 - Nigel Spackman was appointed Manager of Sheffield United. He was in charge for just eight months before he resigned over the sale of their top players as they headed towards the First Division play-offs.
1999 - Roy Hodgson resigned as Manager of Internazionale, after just three unbeaten matches of his second spell in charge at the San Siro.
2016 – Hodgson took charge of his last game with England as they lost 2-1 to Iceland in a European Championships Round of 16 tie in Nice. Daniel Sturridge and ex-red Raheem Sterling both featured.
Youngsters on target
2001 - Future red Djibril Cissé bagged a brace, including a penalty, as France Under-20’s beat Germany 3-2 in a Second Round game in the World Championship Finals in Argentina. Grégory Vignal also played. Meanwhile, fellow future red Maxi Rodríguez was on target as the host nation beat China 2-1.
Another round of lagers
2007 - Carlsberg extended its partnership as Official Club Sponsor for a further three years to the end of the 2009/10 season.
Also in international action
2007 - Mark González turned out for Chile as they beat Ecuador 3-2 in a Copa América group game in Venezuela, while future red Alexander Doni kept goal in Brazil’s 2-0 defeat to Mexico.
2011 – Tom King featured for Australia Under-17’s as they drew 1-1 with Denmark in a World Championship Finals group game in Mexico.
2015 - Roberto Firmino won his last cap as a TSG 1899 Hoffenheim player in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay before they were knocked out on penalties in their Copa América Quarter-final in Chile, with Philippe Coutinho scoring in the shoot-out. On the same day, Emre Can won his thirteenth and last cap for Germany Under-21’s as they lost 5-0 to Portugal in their European Championships Semi-Final in the Czech Republic.
2019 - Ex-red Philippe Coutinho scored and Roberto Firmino missed in a shoot-out, with Alisson Becker saving a penalty as Brazil beat Paraguay 4-3 after their goalless Copa América Quarter-final in Porto Alegre. Sadio Mané played for Senegal in their 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals group defeat to Algeria in Cairo on the same day, with future red Ibrahima Konaté playing for France Under-21’s in their 4-1 thumping by Spain in the European Championships Semi-final in Italy.
Moving on again
2016 – Keeper Chris Kirkland signed for Bury, although he left the club for personal reasons before the start of the season.
Ex-reds reserves on the move
2001 - Ex-reserves midfielder Danny Williams joined Jan Mølby’s Kidderminster Harriers from Wrexham on a free transfer. He played 126 times for the Harriers in the next three seasons.
2004 - Forward Jon Newby rejoined Bury on a free transfer from Huddersfield Town, after failing to score in his fifteen games for the Terriers. He bagged just five goals in 51 games in this spell at Gigg Lane.
2014 – American centre-half Zak Whitbread joined Derby County from Leicester City on a free transfer, after a successful loan spell at Pride Park. He struck once in fifteen outings in total for the Rams before joining Shrewsbury Town on a free in October 2015.
2013 – Defender Gareth Roberts signed for Bury, having been released by Derby County. He was made club captain but only played thirteen times before being released the following January.
2015 – Future red Thiago Alcântara married Júlia Vigas in Sant Climent de Peralta in Catalonia.