1987 - John Barnes was signed from Watford for £900,000. His transfer had been heavily trailed for at least six months, and Kopites were not disappointed by his performances once he arrived, as he helped us to two League titles, FA Cup, League Cup and two FA Charity Shields during an Anfield career in which he scored 108 goals in 407 appearances. He was also twice voted Football Writers’ Player Of The Year, as well as once by his fellow players, eventually moving on to Newcastle
1987 - John Barnes was signed from Watford for £900,000
Happy birthday Javier
1984 - Javier Mascherano was born in San Lorenzo in Argentina. He signed for the reds on loan from West Ham United in January 2007, joining permanently thirteen months later. He turned out on 139 occasions, finding the back of the net just twice before moving to Barcelona for €22m in August 2010.
2005 - He appeared for his country on his 21st birthday, winning his fourteenth cap, and final one as a River Plate player, as they beat Brazil 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier
1984 - Javier Mascherano was born in San Lorenzo in Argentina
Happy birthday Saint
1938 - Ian St. John was born in Motherwell. He joined from his hometown club in May 1961 for a then club record fee of £37,500. The Saint scored 118 goals in 425 games for the reds, including the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup Final and also helped us to win two First Division titles, the Second Division and FA Charity Shield, before moving to South Africa in February 1971 to join Hellenic.
1988 – Former reserves centre-half Godwin Antwi was born in Kumasi in Ghana.
1986 - Ian Rush signed for Juventus for £3.2m, but was shortly loaned back to the reds, before finally joining the ‘Old Lady’ the following summer. He started off brightly, netting six times in ten pre-season friendlies. He struck eight times in 29 Serie A matches in his one season there, as well as a further six goals for Juventus in other competitions. He was never on the losing side once he had scored, helping the Turin outfit to qualify for the UEFA Cup after a difficult season
1986 - Ian Rush signed for Juventus for £3.2m, but was shortly loaned back to the reds, before finally joining the ‘Old Lady’ the following summer
Ton up for Stan
2002 - Ex-red Steve Staunton won his hundredth international cap, skippering the Republic of Ireland in their 1-1 World Cup Finals draw with Germany in Ibaraki, with future red Robbie Keane on target. Dietmar Hamann, future red Steve Finnan and ex-red Christian Ziege all also played. Meanwhile, Abel Xavier sat out Portugal’s shock 3-2 defeat by the USA in Suwon, for whom ex-red Brad Friedel was between the sticks.
Steve Staunton has turned out for the Republic of Ireland t
2002 - Ex-red Steve Staunton won his hundredth international cap
Kenny defeats the auld enemy
1977 – Celtic’s Kenny Dalglish scored the winning goal past Ray Clemence as Scotland defeated England 2-1 at Wembley to clinch the British International Championships. Skipper Emlyn Hughes, Ray Kennedy and Phil Neal were also in the England side that day.
In the World Cup
2002 - Jerzy Dudek was on the losing side as Poland went down 2-0 to South Korea in their opening World Cup match in Busan.
1986 - Graeme Souness won his first cap as a Rangers player, sk
1977 - Kenny Dalglish scored the winning goal past Ray Clemence as Scotland defeated England 2-1 at Wembley to clinch the British International Championships
The birth of LFC
1892 - Club founder John Houlding signed the Certificate of Change of Name to alter the name of the club residing at Anfield from Everton Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company Limited to Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company Limited. We started out in the Lancashire League that September, soon rising through the divisions and heading towards glory.
Hola y adiós Rafa
2010 - Rafael Benítez left the club as boss by mutual consent. He had been in charge
1892 - Club founder John Houlding signed the Certificate of Change of Name to alter the name of the club residing at Anfield
Death of a true gentleman
2001 - Joe Fagan died aged eighty. He joined the coaching staff at Anfield in 1958, becoming Assistant Manager under Bob Paisley in 1974, before moving into the hot seat himself nine years later. In his first season as boss, he led the club to a unique treble of League title, European Cup and League Cup as we won 71 of his 131 games in charge. He retired in the aftermath of the Heysel tragedy in May 1985.
1958 – He was appointed Assistant Trainer under Phil Taylor’s
Happy birthday Marks
1957 - Mark Lawrenson was born in Preston. He joined us for a then-record fee of £900,000 from Brighton & Hove Albion in August 1981, going on to make 356 appearances, netting eighteen times while helping us to win four League titles, one European Cup, one FA Cup, three League Cups, the FA Charity Shield and Screen Sport Super Cup in his time at Anfield, before taking over as Oxford United boss in March 1988.
1964 - Mark Everton Walters was born in Birmingham. The mo
Nando the champion
2008 - Fernando Torres struck the only goal of the game as Spain beat Germany in the Final of the European Championships in Vienna, with Xabi Alonso coming on as a substitute.
A happy day for Shanks
1944 - Bill Shankly married Agnes ‘Nessie’ Fisher. They were happily married for 37 years until Bill’s death. Nessie herself passed away in August 2002.
1949 - Inside-forward Harry ‘Smiler’ Chambers died aged 53. He joined the club in April 1915 and won tw
2008 - Fernando Torres struck the only goal of the game as Spain beat Germany in the Final of the European Championships in Vienna
Forwards in and out
2016 – Forward Sadio Mané signed from Southampton for an initial £30m. He proved a big success at Anfield, notching 120 times in 269 outings across his six campaigns, including netting in the UEFA Champions League Final in Kyiv as well as helping us to claim the Premier League title, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup. He moved on to Bayern München for an initial €32m in June 2022.
2022 – Japanese forward Takumi Minamino was
2016 – Winger Sadio Mané signed from Southampton for an initial £30m
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 C
2004 - Milan Baroš scored in his sixth consecutive international, grabbing a brace as the Czech Republic beat Christian Poulsen’s Denmark 3-0 in the Quarter-final of the European Championships in Porto
In comes Johnno
2009 – Right-back Glen Johnson signed from Portsmouth for £17.5m. He bagged nine goals in 200 outings before leaving the club to join Stoke City in July 2015, helping us to claim the League Cup in 2012 as well as consolidating his position as an England regular. On the same day, Djibril Cissé joined Panathinaikos from Olympique de Marseille for €8m, helping them to claim the domestic double in his first season, their first trophies in six years.
A European champion
2009 – Right-back Glen Johnson signed from Portsmouth for £17.5m
1960 - Craig Johnston was born in Johannesburg in South Africa. The Aussie battler arrived from Middlesbrough for a club record £650,000 fee in April 1981 and grabbed forty goals, including one in the 1986 FA Cup Final, in 271 reds games. He won the European Cup, five League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups in his time at Anfield.
1973 - Jamie Redknapp was born in Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. He struck 41 times in his 308 first-team appearances after signing from Bourne
1960 - Craig Johnston was born in Johannesburg in South Africa
Happy birthday Luis
1978 - Luis García was born in Badalona in Spain. He settled into life in England quickly, and struck thirty times in 121 games, including five in our glorious Champions League campaign in 2005, before returning to his homeland to re-join Club Atlético de Madrid for around £4m in July 2007. He had also helped us to claim the UEFA Super Cup and FA Community Shield.
1999 – New Uruguayan forward Darwin Núñez was born in Artigas. He signed from SL Benfica for an initial £6
2013 – Spanish forward Iago Aspas signed from Real Club Celta de Vigo for £7.7m. However, he only struck once in fifteen largely uninspiring outings, nine of those coming from off the bench. He returned to Spain with Sevilla on loan for a season before returning to Vigo for €5m in June 2015.
1955 – Right-back John Molyneux signed from Chester for £5,500. He bagged three goals in 249 games, but did not survive Bill Shankly’s early clear-out, returning to his former club in Au
2013 – Spanish forward Iago Aspas signed from Real Club Celta de Vigo for £7.7m
The birth of the Kop
1906 - Work was begun on what became the most famous football terrace in the world, shortly after our second League title win. The Kop started life as a tinder bank, with Liverpool Echo journalist Ernest Edwards being responsible for comparing it to the Spion Kop, site of a famous battle in the Boer War. The name stuck!
Strikers in and out
2017 – Forward Mohamed Salah agreed to sign from Roma for an initial €42m. He has scored a stunning 186 goals in 305 games acros
1906 - Work was begun on what became the most famous football terrace in the world, shortly after our second League title win
Happy birthday Deano
1964 - Dean Saunders was born in Swansea. He scored 25 times in 61 first-team appearances while at Anfield, following his British record £2.9m signing from Derby County in July 1991. He was sold by Graeme Souness after only fourteen months at the club, moving on to Aston Villa for £2.3m, grabbing a brace against the reds on his home debut.
1979 - Michael Edwards was born in Southampton. He joined the reds as Head of Performance and Analysis in 2011, eventually becomin
2015 – Centre-half Joe Gomez signed from Charlton Athletic for £3.5m. He has made 173 senior appearances up to the end of the 2022/23 season, helping us to claim the Premier League title, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
2001 - John Arne Riise signed from AS Monaco for £4m. He netted 31 times in his 348 first-team appearances, at either left-back or on the left side of midfield but left for Roma for the same fee he was signed for in June 2008.
2015 – Centre-half Joe Gomez signed from Charlton Athletic for £3.5m
2019 – We secured our sixth European Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring from the spot after just two minutes, with substitute Divock Origi making the game safe late on. This was the first time we had played a first-class match in June in our history.
In comes Brendan
2012 - Brendan Rodgers was appointed as reds boss. He had a mixed first season in charge, followed by a terrific second campaign
2019 – We secured our sixth European Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid
In and out
2013 – Centre-forward Andy Carroll was sold to West Ham United for £15.5m, their record fee paid. He had spent the previous season on loan at Upton Park after netting eleven goals in 58 games since arriving at Anfield from Newcastle United for a club record £35m in January 2011. He notched 34 times in 142 outings for the Irons before being released at the end of last season.
2022 – Scottish right-back Calvin Ramsay signed from Aberdeen for an initial £4.2m, only making two senior
2013 – Centre-forward Andy Carroll was sold to West Ham United for £15.5m, their record fee paid
2008 - John Arne Riise was sold to Roma for £4m after 348 reds appearances and 31 goals since his arrival for the same fee from AS Monaco in June 2001. He helped us to win the European Cup, FA Cup League Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and two FA Charity Shields in his time at Anfield.
1937 – Forward Ted Harston signed from Mansfield Town for £300,000 after an amazing 81 goals in seventy Third Division North outings. He struck on his reds bow as we were thumped 6-1 at Chelsea tha
2008 - John Arne Riise was sold to Roma for £4m after 348 reds appearances and 31 goals since his arrival for the same fee from AS Monaco in June 2001
Happy birthday Jordan
1990 – Midfielder Jordan Henderson was born in Sunderland. He signed from his hometown club for £16m in June 2011 after netting five times in 79 outings while on Wearside. He has notched 33 times in 492 reds games by the end of the 2022/23 season, becoming club captain and then helping us to claim the Premier League title, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, two League Cups and FA Community Shield.
1994 – American midfielder Marc Pelosi w
1990 – Midfielder Jordan Henderson was born in Sunderland
Time for the Rafalution
2004 - Rafael Benítez was appointed Manager. His first season in charge saw him lead us to glorious victory in the Champions League Final in Istanbul, to claim the European Cup for the fifth time in our history. He then added the UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup to the Anfield trophy collection to become the first reds boss to claim major trophies in his first two seasons in charge. He went on to claim the FA Community Shield and take us to a second European Cup Final in three
Happy birthday Mo
1992 – Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun. He joined Basel from El Mokawloon El Arab on his twentieth birthday, netting twenty times in 79 games and helping them to claim the League title in 2013 before moving on to Chelsea for a reported £11m in January 2014. He arrived at Anfield from Roma for an initial €42m in July 2017, scoring a stunning 186 goals in 305 games across his first six campaigns, helping us to claim the Premier League title, UEFA Champions Le
1992 – Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun
God off the mark
1993 - Robbie Fowler scored on his reds debut as we beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage in our League Cup Second Round first leg match. Ian Rush and Nigel Clough had put us two ahead at the break, with Sean Farrell pulling a goal back before God struck.
Happy birthday Harry
1978 - Harry Kewell was born in Smithfield in Australia. He signed from Leeds United for £5m in July 2003, but his time at Anfield was somewhat disappointing due to a series of niggling injuries, as he