The bionic carrot’s debut
1975 - David Fairclough made his reds bow as we won 1-0 at Middlesbrough thanks to a Terry McDermott strike. He went on to bag 55 goals in 154 reds game, two-fifths of which were from off the bench. The bionic carrot helped us to three League titles, three European trophies and two League Cups in his nine years at Anfield.
Luis sets a new record
2005 - Luis García became our all-time top scorer in the new Champions League format with seven, heading a goal as we beat Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht 3-0 at Anfield, who had Nenad Ještrovic sent off five minutes after coming on as a substitute for racially abusing Momo Sissoko. Fernando Morientes and Djibril Cissé were also on target that night. Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt and Peter Crouch have all since surpassed this record.
1937 – Inside-forward Jimmy Melia was born in the Scotland Road area of Liverpool. After winning England caps at schoolboy and youth level, he broke into the first team, scoring on his debut in December 1955. He went on to net 79 times in 286 reds games, helping us to the First and Second Division titles, before moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers in March 1964.
1960 - Former reserves defender Alan Harper was born in Liverpool. He never made our first team and moved across the park in June 1983, going on to net five goals in 240 goals across two spells with the Toffees, including featuring in the 1984 League Cup Final and replay.
1946 – Full-back Alan Hignett was born in Liverpool. His only senior game came in April 1965 when Bill Shankly fielded a team of eleven reserves in our League match at Wolverhampton Wanderers, which came only five days before the FA Cup Final. He signed pro terms in November 1963, moving on to Chester in August 1966.
Three for Walsh
1986 - Paul Walsh bagged a hat-trick, including a penalty, as we beat Norwich City 6-2 at Anfield. Ian Rush nabbed a brace, with the scoring completed by Steve Nicol, with ex-red David Hodgson netting for the visitors and Mike Phelan also on target. Kenny Dalglish came off the bench to replace Nicol, so making his 500th reds appearance. Graham Benstead was replaced in the City goal by Bryan Gunn following this game.
Another Anfield treble
1902 - Sam Raybould netted a treble as we thumped Middlesbrough 5-0, with Ernest Chadwick scoring the first of his seven reds goals and Jack Cox also on target.
2000 - We beat Chelsea 2-1 at Anfield in the Third Round of the Worthington Cup, our hundredth League Cup victory. Pegguy Arphexad made his first-team debut in a game which saw Emile Heskey sent off late on, so becoming the only red to date to be dismissed in a home League Cup tie. Danny Murphy opened the scoring following a John Terry mistake before Gianfranco Zola equalised. Robbie Fowler got the extra-time winner against our only top-flight opposition in that season’s victorious campaign.
1969 – Roger Hunt played his 400th League game for the reds in our 4-0 trouncing at Derby County. Kevin Hector struck the first two of his four goals against us, with John O’Hare bagging one of his six and John McGovern also on target.
2017 – Mohamed Salah scored after the break against Slovenian side Maribor at Anfield, before James Milner had a penalty saved in our UEFA Champions League group game. Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge both also scored to secure a 3-0 victory.
Mixed derby fortunes
1987 - We beat champions Everton 2-0 at Anfield thanks to goals from ex-Blue Steve McMahon and future Blue Peter Beardsley.
1941 - We lost 5-3 at Goodison Park in a Wartime League game. Cyril Done bagged a brace, with Billy Liddell also on target.
1997 - Robbie Fowler struck in the first minute and was then sent off with a quarter of an hour left as we held Bolton Wanderers to a 1-1 draw on our first visit to the Reebok Stadium, after Nathan Blake’s late equaliser.
1999 – Vegard Heggem bagged his third and last reds goal late on in our 3-1 defeat of Bradford City. The visitors took the lead through Dean Windass, with Titi Camara equalising and Jamie Redknapp converting a penalty before half time.
2008 - We lost 2-1 in torrential rain at Tottenham Hotspur, despite taking the lead through Dirk Kuyt and then hitting the woodwork three times. Spurs equalised through a Jamie Carragher own goal, his sixth to set a new club record, before Roman Pavlyuchenko secured an unlikely victory.
2014 – We were beaten 1-0 at Newcastle United, thanks to a goal from Ayoze Pérez.
1967 - Ray Clemence and Emlyn Hughes both won their first Under-23’s caps as England beat Wales 2-1 in a friendly at the Vetch Field.
2008 - John Barnes took over as Manager of Jamaica, having been appointed in September, a role he held until moving to Tranmere Rovers in June 2009.
Beginning and ends
1913 - Jimmy Dawson played the first of his fourteen reds games as we lost 3-0 at Manchester United. George Wall bagged two of his ten goals against the reds with Enoch West scoring the last of his eight.
1930 – Outside-right Dick Edmed made his 170th and final reds outing as Manchester City won 2-0 at Anfield. Fred Tilson netted the first of his six strikes past us, with Billy Austin also on the scoresheet.
1947 – Len Carney played his sixth and final senior reds game as we lost 2-0 at Blackpool. Jimmy McIntosh nabbed two of his six goals against the reds.
Twice in the Potteries
We have twice visited Stoke City on this day in history.
1958 - We won 2-0 in a Second Division encounter thanks to strikes from Louis Bimpson and Jimmy Melia, on his 21st birthday.
1980 - Strike partners David Johnson and Kenny Dalglish twice gave us the lead as we were held to a top-flight draw, with the final goal coming as literally the last kick of the game. Lee Chapman netted the first of his six goals past us, with Paul Randall also on target. Stoke’s side also included future Blues Paul Bracewell and Adrian Heath.
Off to Meadow Lane on loan
2007 - Reserves forward Craig Lindfield joined League Two side Notts County on loan. He bagged just one goal in four outings for the Magpies before returning to Anfield.
2010 – Right-back Stephen Darby and midfielder Tom Ince both made temporary moves to Meadow Lane. Darby made nine appearances in this first spell there, with Ince netting twice in eight outings.
2011 – Ex-reds reserves forward Jon Newby was appointed Player/Manager of Conference North side Colwyn Bay, being sacked in January 2013.
2002 - Gérard Houllier was awarded the Barclaycard Manager of the Month Award following three straight wins in October, against Chelsea, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur, as we sat on top of the table.
2011 – Luis Suárez and ex-red Xabi Alonso were both short-listed for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi eventually claiming the prize.
The bionic carrot’s debut