1946 - Brian Hall was born in Glasgow. He signed for the reds in July 1968 fresh from graduating university, and scored 21 goals in 224 games, helping us to claim a League title, UEFA Cup, FA Cup and FA Charity Shield. His most memorable moment came when he bagged his first reds goal, the FA Cup Semi-final winner against Everton at Old Trafford in March 1971, also scoring at the same stage against Leicester City three years later. He moved on to Plymouth Argyle in July 1976, later finishing his playing career with Burnley, but he returned to Anfield in 1991 to take up the post of Public Relations Manager, a position he held until retiring in 2012. He died in July 2015.
2002 – Keeper Oscar Kelly was born in Liverpool. He joined the Academy at Under-9’s level, turning pro in September 2021.
1960 - Midfielder Kevin MacDonald was born in Inverness. He played 64 reds games, scoring five times, following his £400,000 capture from Leicester City in November 1984. He helped us to the League and FA Cup double in 1986, with skipper Alan Hansen calling him “far and away our most influential player.” He moved to Coventry City in June 1989 after a number of loan spells away from Anfield while recovering from a broken leg.
1944 - Forward Bobby Graham was born in Motherwell. He netted 42 times in 136 reds games after signing professional terms in November 1961, but often found himself behind first Ian St. John and then Kevin Keegan in the Anfield pecking order. He left for Coventry City in March 1972 for a £70,000 fee.
1884 – Inside-left Bill McPherson was born in Beith, Ayrshire. He signed from St. Mirren in 1906, bagging seventeen goals in 55 outings including one on his debut against Woolwich Arsenal, before returning north of the border to join Rangers in May 1908.
1887 - Forward Wilf Bartrop was born in Worksop. He arrived from Barnsley for £900 in May 1914, playing three games before joining the Royal Field Artillery in 1915. He was killed in wartime action in November 1918.
1936 - John Price was born in Aberystwyth. He signed from Fordhouse youth club in October 1954, but played just one senior game, at left-back at Leeds United in November 1955, before moving to Aston Villa in March 1957.
Stevie sets another record
2006 - Steven Gerrard struck his fourteenth goal in the European Cup as we beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 at Anfield. In the process, he joined Ian Rush as our top goalscorer in Europe’s premier club competition. Peter Crouch grabbed a late second as we comfortably secured top spot in the group, although this came at the expense of injuries to Xabi Alonso, Mark González and Jermaine Pennant. John Arne Riise reached a half-century of reds appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
Beginning and end
1952 - Ronnie Moran made his reds bow in a 3-2 defeat at Derby County. Jack Smith scored his fourteenth and last goal for the reds, with Billy Liddell adding a penalty. Hugh McLaren bagged a brace for the Rams, with Jimmy Dunn netting one of his four goals against the reds.
1902 - We lost there in another top-flight encounter, when Edgar Chadwick netted in a 2-1 defeat with Sam Raybould having a second-half penalty saved.
1913 – Newcastle United held us to a goalless draw at Anfield as outside-right Fred Staniforth played his third and final reds game.
1980 - We set a new record of sixty consecutive home League games without defeat, surpassing Millwall’s record of 59 games. A Kenny Dalglish brace handed us a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, with our run coming to an end after 63 games.
2020 – That record was broken as we reached 64 home League games without defeat by beating Leicester City 3-0 behind closed doors, with this run eventually reaching 68 fixtures. Gini Wijnaldum played his 200th reds game, with Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino both nodded in after Jonny Evans had headed into his own net.
Shanks on the Kop
1975 - Ex-reds boss Bill Shankly stood on the Kop as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Coventry City. John Toshack grabbed our goal.
1981 – A memorial service was held for our former boss at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, just under two months after his death.
Mighty Mouse against the reds
1977 - Kevin Keegan played for Hamburger SV against Liverpool for the first time, in the first leg of the UEFA Super Cup, as we held the Germans to a 1-1 draw at the Volksparkstadion. David Fairclough bagged our goal, and our thumping 6-0 win in the second leg saw us claim this trophy for the first of three times to date.
Held by boys
2012 – We were held to a 2-2 draw by Swiss side BSC Young Boys in our UEFA Europa League group game at Anfield, with the visitors twice coming from behind. Jonjo Shelvey headed us in front, with our other goal coming from a rare Joe Cole strike.
Joy against Leeds
We have faced Leeds United three times on this day in history, without tasting defeat.
1969 - Ron Yeats struck as we held the Yorkshire side to a top-flight draw at Elland Road, with Johnny Giles having a penalty saved by Tommy Lawrence, although he was also on target with one of his five goals against the reds.
1972 - Kevin Keegan nabbed the only goal of our League Cup Fourth Round replay at the same venue in the final minute. Amazingly, Johnny Giles again missed a penalty!
1924 - Dick Forshaw bagged the only goal of the game at Anfield, our first ever meeting with Leeds.
1978 - 1950’s wing-half Bobby Campbell was named Manager of Bristol Rovers. He led them to just eleven wins in 46 games in charge as they struggled in the old Second Division.
1994 - 1980’s midfielder Kevin MacDonald was appointed Caretaker Manager of Leicester City after Brian Little’s controversial departure for Aston Villa. He was only in charge for four games, before Mark McGhee took over.
1983 - Kenny Dalglish was on target shortly after half time as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Second Division Fulham in a League Cup Third Round replay, with the game going into extra time after Kevin Lock’s late equaliser from the spot, but no further goals were scored meaning that we had to play our first ever second replay in this competition. Sammy Lee played his 200th game for the club.
1997 - Ashley Ward bagged the only goal of the game as newly-promoted Barnsley won at Anfield to secure their first ever victory over us in L4.
2008 – We were held to a goalless draw by Fulham, with sections of the Anfield crowd expressing their dissatisfaction with Lucas Leiva’s performance. On the same day, future red Glen Johnson netted a left-footed thirty-yard screamer in Portsmouth’s 2-2 draw with Hull City at Fratton Park that was later named as the BBC’s Goal of the Season.
1953 - Future red Doug Rudham won his only senior cap for South Africa as they lost a friendly 3-1 to Portugal in Lisbon.
2008 – Future reds keeper Loris Karius played for Germany Under-16’s for the third and last time as they beat Tunisia 1-0 in a friendly.
Thommo the skipper
1979 - Phil Thompson captained England for the first time as they beat Bulgaria 2-0 in a European Championships qualifier at Wembley. Ray’s Clemence and Kennedy both also played.
1930 – Outside-right Danny McRorie signed from Morton for £1,500. He bagged six goals in 35 reds games, moving on to Rochdale in October 1933.
1997 - Future red Harry Kewell netted his first goal for Australia as they drew the first leg of their World Cup Play-off 1-1 in Iran.
1930 - Gordon Hodgson struck his only goal for England in their 4-0 defeat of Wales in Wrexham in the British International Championships. Future red Ernie Blenkinsop also played for the English.
For Mr Bowen
1976 - The reds took part in a testimonial match for Dave Bowen, drawing 2-2 with Northampton Town at the County Ground with Emlyn Hughes and Ian Callaghan on the scoresheet. Bowen was Manager during their only season in the top flight, as well as leading the Cobblers to the Third Division title, and later taking charge of Wales.
A reds treble for Young England
2001 - David Mannix, David Raven and Mark Smyth all played for England Under-17’s in their friendly against Poland at Peterborough United’s London Road Stadium. Mannix and Smyth both scored in a 6-0 thumping.
Other reds games
2003 – We drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
1995 – We were held to a goalless draw at West Ham United.
1978 – Our visit to White Hart Lane ended without score against Tottenham Hotspur, with the recently crowned new Miss World in attendance!
1958 – Geoff Twentyman and Jimmy Melia netted as we came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 in a Second Division encounter at Anfield.
1947 – We beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in L4, thanks to goals from Jack Balmer and Billy Liddell.
1930 – We were thumped 4-0 by Portsmouth at Fratton Park, with Jimmy Easson bagging three of his eight goals against the reds and George Ross also scoring.
1919 – Harry Chambers struck as we lost 2-1 at Preston North End.
1913 – Newcastle United held us to a goalless draw at Anfield.
On the move
2001 - Rigobert Song joined 1. FC Köln on loan from West Ham United. He remained for the rest of the season, playing in sixteen Bundesliga games.
2007 - Young midfielder Ryan Flynn joined League Two side Hereford United on loan, although injury meant he failed to feature for the first team.
2012 – Scottish centre-half Danny Wilson joined Bristol City on loan, with whom he played just once. On the same day, Bolo Zenden was appointed Interim Assistant Manager of Chelsea under Rafael Benítez.
2013 – The departures of Rodolfo Borrell as Head of Academy Coaching and Director of Academy and Player Development Frank McParland were both announced. On the same day, John Toshack resigned as Manager of Azerbaijani side Khazar Lankaran.
2018 – Forward Sadio Mané signed a new contract, having originally joined the club from Southampton for an initial £30m in June 2016.
Also in international action
1967 – Peter Thompson and Roger Hunt both played for England as they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 at Wembley in a European Championships qualifier that also counted for the British International Championships.
2000 – Future red Alberto Aquilani played as Italy Under-16’s were held to a goalless draw by Argentina.
2003 – Roy Hodgson took charge of the United Arab Emirates for their 3-0 defeat of Sri Lanka in an AFC Asian Cup qualifier in Dubai.
2021 – Former Academy Coach Neil Critchley was named Manager of the Season at the North West Football Awards, having led Blackpool to promotion from League One earlier that year.