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Derby spoils shared
1996 - Robbie Fowler headed us in front in the Anfield derby on the half-hour mark with his ninth goal in seven games, but Gary Speed nodded in a late equaliser. Steve McManaman was playing in his 106th consecutive reds game, but missed Wimbledon’s visit three days later. This game was postponed from a month earlier.

A new stadium
1999 - We played our first official game at Sunderland’s new Stadium Of Light, as goals from Michael Owen and Patrik Berger gave us a 2-0 win.

A win at the Bridge
2011 – We won 2-1 at Chelsea when Maxi Rodríguez opened the scoring. Future red Daniel Sturridge equalised, with ex-Blue Glen Johnson nabbing the late winner.

An unwelcome European record
2001 - An early Michael Owen strike counted for nothing when Barcelona treated the Anfield crowd to a virtuoso display of attacking football, winning 3-1 in our Champions League group game. This remains the joint highest number of goals we have conceded at home in European competition. Patrick Kluivert, Fabio Rochemback and Marc Overmars struck for the visitors.

Half a millennium against
2004 - We conceded our 500th goal in the Premier League when Chris Riggott struck in our 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. Future red Bolo Zenden added the second.

Double treble
1943 - Robert Beattie and future reds Manager Don Welsh both scored hat-tricks as we thumped Southport 9-0 in a Wartime League game at Anfield. Berry Nieuwenhuys, Cyril Done and Jackie Campbell netted the others.

Tommy in
1959 – Left-half Tommy Leishman signed from St. Mirren for £10,000, having won the Scottish Cup with them. He helped us back to the First Division in 1962, although he then only made eleven top-flight appearances before returning north of the border, to Hibernian, in January 1963 after a total of seven goals in 118 reds games, including our first ever League Cup strike.

Reds firsts
1897 – Forward Pat Finnerhan struck his only reds goal in the final minute, the only score in our top-flight meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
1937 – Irish right-back Billy Hood played the first of his three reds games as we lost a top-flight encounter with Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Anfield.

Four against Vale
1991 - We won 4-1 at Port Vale in a League Cup Third Round replay, with Steve McManaman, Mark Walters, Ray Houghton and Dean Saunders grabbing our goals. Unfortunately, we were knocked out by Third Division Peterborough United in the next round.

Royal approval
2005 - Prince Charles and the Duchess of York visited Anfield to meet participants in the Prince’s Trust football initiative. As part of their visit, they posed for pictures on the pitch with Chairman David Moores, Manager Rafael Benítez, club captain Steven Gerrard and the European Cup.

Happy birthdays
1961 - Ex-reserves centre-back Dave Watson was born in Liverpool. He never broke through into the reds first team and went on to far greater success with Norwich City and across Stanley Park, and is now Under-18’s Coach at Newcastle United.
1993 – Former reserves forward Henoc Mukendi was born in Zaire. He joined the youth system in 2007, signing a new two-year contract in May 2012, but never managed to make the break through, moving into non-League football.

On the move
1992 - Stan Collymore joined First Division Southend United from Crystal Palace for £150,000. He struck eighteen times in 33 games in his one season with the Shrimpers, before joining Nottingham Forest in a £2m deal in July 1993.
2017 – The departure of Andy Renshaw as Head of Physiotherapy was announced. He had been with the club since 2009.

Nottingham wins
1954 - Billy Liddell grabbed the only goal of the game from the spot at Anfield as we beat Nottingham Forest in a Second Division fixture.
1982 - Craig Johnston and Kenny Dalglish were on target as we won 2-1 at Notts County.

Most recently
2010 – We beat West Ham United 3-0 at Anfield, with all the goals coming before the break. Ex-Hammer Glen Johnson opened the scoring before Dirk Kuyt converted a penalty, with Maxi Rodríguez also heading in.

International goalscorers
1974 - John Toshack was on target as Wales thumped Luxembourg 5-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Swansea. Ray Clemence, Steve Heighway and Emlyn Hughes also played in qualifiers that day.
1929 – Forward Tosh Johnson bagged a brace as England thumped Wales 6-0 in the British International Championships at Stamford Bridge while winning his final cap as a Manchester City player. Fellow future red Ernie Blenkinsop also played.

Final caps
2002 - Milan Baroš struck as the Czech Republic were held to a 3-3 friendly draw in Teplice by Sweden, with clubmate Vladimír Šmicer also playing. Former reserves forward Haukur Ingi Gudnason won his eighth and final cap as Iceland lost a friendly 2-0 in Estonia. Jerzy Dudek and John Arne Riise were also in international action that day, as were future reds Yossi Benayoun, Steve Finnan, Paul Jones, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Christian Poulsen, Andriy Voronin and Bolo Zenden, as well as ex-red Øyvind Leonhardsen.
2018 – Dominic Solanke netted a brace while winning his last England Under-21’s cap as a reds player in their 5-1 thrashing of Denmark in Esbjerg. On the same day, Danny Ward played for Wales for the first time since moving to Leicester City in their 1-0 friendly defeat in Albania, while Mamadou Sakho won his first cap as a Crystal Palace player as France beat Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly in Paris. Future red Diogo Jota was on target while skippering Portugal Under-21’s, winning his twentieth and last cap at this level as they lost 3-1 in a European Championships Play-off to Poland. Also in action that day were Rafael Camacho, Roberto Firmino, Kamil Grabara, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Andy Robertson, Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn, future reds Takumi Minamino and Sepp van den Berg and ex-reds Joe Allen and Luis Suárez.

Facing the Latics
1946 – We were held to a 3-3 draw in the Second Round of the Lancashire Senior Cup at Anfield, with Bill Jones bagging a brace and Billy Liddell also on target. We won the replay, going on to claim the trophy for the seventh time.
1915 – We won a Wartime League fixture 2-1 at Boundary Park, thanks to a William Banks brace.

Kenny and Souey for the Scots
Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness have both played for Scotland at Hampden Park twice on this day in history.
1974 - They both featured in a 2-1 defeat by Spain in a European Championships qualifier, before either of them had joined the reds.
1985 - Kenny won his 99th cap as Sampdoria’s Souness skippered Scotland to a 2-0 World Cup Play-off win over Australia. Steve Nicol also played.

Other internationals
2013 – Luis Suárez featured in Uruguay’s goalless draw with Jordan in the second leg of their World Cup Play-off in Montevideo as they reached the Finals in Brazil.
2008 – Future red Raul Meireles played for Portugal in their 6-2 friendly defeat in Brazil.
2007 – Javier Mascherano and future red Maxi Rodríguez played in Argentina’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat in Colombia. Also in international action that day were Nikolay Mihaylov and future reds Charlie Adam, Joe Allen, Philipp Degen and James Milner.
2001 – Future red Harry Kewell plated as Australia beat Uruguay 1-0 in the first leg of their World Cup Play-off in Melbourne.

1996 – Future red Milan Baroš played for the Czech Republic Under-15’s as they beat France 2-1.
1991 – Future red Karlheinz Riedle featured as Germany won a European Championships qualifier 1-0 in Belgium.
1963 – Gordon Milne played for England as they thumped Northern Ireland 8-3 in the British International Championships at Wembley.


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      2000 - We took part in a friendly at Bournemouth to commemorate the Cherries’ centenary year. Richie Partridge, Patrik Berger, Danny Murphy and Titi Camara all netted in our 4-0 win at Dean Court. On the same day, Brad Friedel played for the USA as they beat Peru 1-0 in a Gold Cup game in Miami.
      Internationals on target
      1972 - Future red Kenny Dalglish bagged a brace at the Baseball Ground for Scotland Under-23’s as they drew 2-2 with an England side that included Kevin Keegan, who was making his debut at this level.
      2015 – Future red Diogo Jota scored for Portugal Under-19’s as they beat Norway 4-0 in a friendly in Spain. Meanwhile, future red Bobby Adekanye played for the Dutch Under-16’s in their 1-1 friendly draw with Germany in Portugal, with the Germans winning a penalty shoot-out 6-5.
      Disappointment against the Mancs
      1977 - We held Manchester United to a goalless draw in our First Division meeting at Old Trafford, our third straight fixture there without any score. On the same day, future red Avi Cohen played for Israel as they drew a friendly 1-1 in Australia.
      1946 - Worse came when we were thumped 5-0 in a Wartime League encounter at Anfield.
      A rare stalemate
      1970 - We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by Newcastle United, the only such stalemate against the Geordies at home since April 1930.
      Other reds games
      1985 – We were held to a 1-1 draw at York City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with Ian Rush putting us in front after the break. Ricky Sbragia struck a late leveller. We went on to win the replay, making it to the Semi-final that season.
      1982 – We lost 2-0 at John Toshack’s Swansea City. Leighton James and Alan Curtis scored for the Swans, who included ex-reds Colin Irwin, Ray Kennedy and Max Thompson.
      1971 – John Toshack headed in the only goal of West Ham United’s visit to L4.
      1963 – We thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 in a home League match, with Jimmy Murray netting one of his four goals against the reds. Kevin Lewis and Ian St. John each struck twice.
      1957 – Blackburn Rovers held us to a 2-2 draw in a Second Division encounter at Ewood Park. Tommy Briggs opened the scoring for the home side before Johnny Wheeler drew us level after half time. Billy Liddell gave us the lead, but Peter Dobing then grabbed the first of his eight goals past us.
      1924 – Our visit to Sunderland ended goalless.
      1901 – We lost 1-0 at Bolton Wanderers, thanks to one of Laurie Bell’s four goals against the reds.
      Youngsters on the move
      2010 – Ex-reds reserves forward Andy Parkinson signed for Gateshead, failing to score in fourteen Conference outings for them.
      2009 – Reserves centre-half Godwin Antwi joined Hereford United on loan. He played five times for the League One outfit.
      2006 - It was announced that winger Adam Hammill and full-back Calum Woods had made the step up to begin training at Melwood on a full-time basis.
      King Kenny a dad once more
      1988 - Kenny Dalglish became a father for the fourth time, as his wife Marina gave birth to Lauren at around 2:30 in the morning, to add to eleven-year-old Paul and daughters Kelly and Lynsey. On the same day, future reds Nigel Clough and Michael Thomas both played for England Under-21’s in their 1-0 win over Scotland in the first leg of their European Championships Quarter-final at Pittodrie.
      Also in international action
      1995 – Future red Sami Hyypiä played for Finland in their 2-2 draw with Trinidad & Tobago in Trinidad.
    • By Will
      We always win in Rome
      2001 - Michael Owen scored twice at the Stadio Olimpico to give us a 2-0 victory over Roma in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round – cue several songs! His second was our 200th goal since Gérard Houllier took sole control.
      Into the final
      1983 - Despite losing 1-0 on the night at Burnley, we still progressed to our third straight League Cup Final, 3-1 on aggregate. This is one of six defeats we have suffered in our fourteen matches on this day in history.
      1995 - We were heading towards the League Cup Final after beating Crystal Palace thanks to a last-minute Robbie Fowler goal in the first leg at Anfield. We won the return by the same score.
      Happy birthdays
      1983 - Philipp Degen was born in Hölstein. The Swiss right-back made just thirteen appearances for the first team as his time at Anfield was blighted by injury following his free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in July 2008. His contract was cancelled by mutual consent in August 2011 after he had spent the previous campaign on loan at VfB Stuttgart.
      1986 - Former centre-back Gabriel Paletta was born in Buenos Aires. He signed from Club Atlético Banfield for £2m in July 2006, but only featured eight times for the first team before returning to his native land to join Boca Juniors in August 2007.
      A change at the top
      1928 - Matt McQueen resigned as Manager after five years in charge. He had previously played for the reds in every position on the park, as well serving as a Director. He led us to our fourth League title in his first season. Harry Race scored on his reds debut on the same day, in a 3-2 League win at Derby County, to add to a brace from Dick Edmed. Jimmy Gill struck the last of his six goals against the reds, with Harry Bedford bagging one of his nine past us.
      Joe’s treble
      1908 - Joe Hewitt scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 home League win over Woolwich Arsenal, with Jim Bradley also on the scoresheet, while outside-left Michael Griffin played his first reds game. Tim Coleman netted one of his nine goals past us.
      1964 - We also beat the Gunners, with Ian St. John heading the only goal of our FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Highbury after fifteen minutes, as Roger Hunt had a last-minute penalty saved by ex-red Jim Furnell. Ron Yeats and Gunners striker Joe Baker were both dismissed in the first half following a mêlée brought on by a Baker tackle on Yeats, with the reds skipper vehemently protesting his innocence afterwards. Unfortunately, Swansea Town knocked us out at Anfield at the next hurdle.
      Jan to the rescue
      1986 - Jan Mølby’s penalty saved us from an embarrassing defeat, handing us a 1-1 draw at York City in the FA Cup Fifth Round. We won the replay and of course went on to claim the double that season. We had also drawn with York by the same score at the same stage the previous season.
      Another win
      2020 – Sadio Mané came off the bench to bag the only goal of the game late on at Norwich City, leaving us 25 points clear at the top of the table.
      Other Cup memories
      2004 - Michael Owen scored his 150th reds goal after just ninety seconds of our FA Cup Fifth Round encounter with Portsmouth at Anfield. However, we were made to rue a series of missed chances when Pompey substitute Matthew Taylor scored a late equaliser to take the tie to a replay, which we lost.
      1958 - A Bobby Murdoch goal gave us victory at Sc***horpe United in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.
      1896 - We lost our first FA Cup tie on this day, going down 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
      Harry’s bow
      1913 - Forward Harry Welfare played the first of his four reds games in our 2-1 top-flight win over The Wednesday at Anfield. Arthur Metcalf and Tom Miller both netted, with David McLean scoring one of his eight goals against us while right-back Ephraim Longworth reached a century of reds outings.
      Stevie G against the world’s best
      2005 - Steven Gerrard played alongside ex-red Jari Litmanen for Andriy Shevchenko’s European XI in a charity match in aid of the Asian tsunami relief fund at Barcelona’s Camp Nou. Ronaldinho’s World XI, including ex-red Rigobert Song, won 6-3. Gerrard played the first half in midfield, and the second period at centre-half!
      Adidas in, Reebok on the way out
      2006 - The club confirmed a new deal for adidas to be its Official Sportswear Supplier from July of that year.
      St. Andrews disappointment
      We twice lost First Division fixtures at Birmingham City on this day in the 1930’s, without finding the target.
      1930 - We lost 1-0.
      1936 – We were beaten 2-0, when South African forward Lance Carr played his 33rd and final reds game. Fred Harris bagged one of his five goals against the reds, with Charlie Jones also on target.
      Match abandoned
      1995 - England’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Lansdowne Road was abandoned after 27 minutes, due to crowd trouble. Ex-reds Peter Beardsley and Steve Staunton played, while future red Paul Ince won his last cap as a Manchester United player.
      Other reds games
      1969 – Nottingham Forest won 2-0 at a snowy Anfield, with Barry Lyons bagging a brace.
      1902 – We lost 1-0 at home to Notts County.
      On the move
      2005 - Former reserves forward Mark Peers signed for Conference outfit Leigh RMI, having previously been with Raith Rovers after leaving Anfield.
      2007 - Another former second-string striker, Conal Platt, joined Weymouth on loan from Bournemouth, signing on permanently five months later.
      2011 – Ex-reds centre-half Jack Hobbs joined Hull City on loan from Leicester City, playing thirteen times before signing on permanently four months later.
      2016 – Centre-half Joël Matip agreed to sign from Schalke 04 on a free transfer on the following 1st July.
      2019 – Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza joined Fluminense on loan, playing 34 times while back in Brazil.
      Also in international action
      1998 – Future red Titi Camara captained Guinea in their 1-0 defeat by host nation Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations Finals. Meanwhile, Metz’s Rigobert Song played as Cameroon beat Algeria 1-1 in the same group.
      2000 – Michael Foley played for the Republic of Ireland Under-1`6’s in their 2-0 friendly defeat of Denmark in Kilkenny.
      2017 – Bobby Duncan netted as England Under-16’s beat Finland 4-0 at St. George’s Park, with Elijah Dixon-Bonner also in action.
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