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Debuting at Anfield
1998 - Steven Gerrard made his reds bow as a last-minute substitute for Vegard Heggem in our 2-0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers at Anfield, which came courtesy of goals from Michael Owen and Paul Ince.
1913 - Winger Jackie Sheldon debuted in our 2-1 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur, with Jimmy Dawson grabbing his first reds goal and Tom Miller also on target. Ken Campbell saved a penalty from Jimmy Cantrell, who struck the visitors’ goal.

2006 - Young Moroccan forward Nabil El Zhar debuted as we were held to a goalless draw at home by Portsmouth, with Jamie Carragher stepping up into central midfield as we struggled to overcome an injury crisis.
1976 - Mark Lawrenson played his first game at Anfield, nearly five years before signing for the reds. He appeared for Preston North End in an FA Cup First Round replay, as they beat Crewe Alexandra 3-0.

Recent milestones
2016 – Forward Ben Woodburn became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer aged 17 years 45 days as we beat Leeds United 2-0 in a League Cup Quarter-final encounter at Anfield. Divock Origi had handed us the lead with just under a quarter of an hour remaining before Woodburn struck.
2017 – Emre Can reached a century of League games for the reds as we won 3-0 at Stoke City. Sadio Mané opened the scoring, with substitute Mohamed Salah adding a late brace.

God has left the building
2001 - Robbie Fowler was sold to Leeds United for a reported £11m. He had notched 171 goals in 330 reds games in this first spell, and left with UEFA Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two League Cup winners’ medals from this first spell. He only played 33 times in fourteen months at Elland Road, netting fourteen times before moving on again to Manchester City.

A good and bad day for Stoke
2000 - We secured our biggest ever away win, and Stoke City’s record home defeat, as we triumphed 8-0 in the Fourth Round of the Worthington Cup. 27,109 attended the game – a then record at their new Britannia Stadium. They struggled to keep up, with the scoreboard at one time flashing up 9-0! It was also a game of several firsts, as Richie Partridge and Stephen Wright both made their first-team debuts, with Markus Babbel bagging his first reds goal. Robbie Fowler grabbed a hat-trick, including a penalty, with our other goals coming from Christian Ziege, Vladimír Šmicer, Sami Hyypiä and Danny Murphy.

Another derby win
2009 - We won 2-0 at Goodison, securing our third straight victory in this fixture. We opened the scoring when Joseph Yobo deflected a speculative Javier Mascherano strike past Tim Howard, with Dirk Kuyt adding a late second after Pepe Reina had pulled off a spectacular double save.

A win at the Bridge
2011 – We won 2-0 at Chelsea in the Fifth Round of the League Cup, with Andy Carroll having a penalty saved. Maxi Rodríguez struck before Martin Kelly headed in his only reds goal. Lucas Leiva ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in this game, thus ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Half ton doc
1980 – David Johnson scored his fiftieth League goal for the reds as we won 4-2 at Sunderland, with Sammy Lee nabbing a brace and Terry McDermott also on target.

Also recently
2015 – James Milner scored from the spot to secure a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at Anfield.
2014 – Right-back Glen Johnson headed his ninth and last reds goal late on to beat Stoke City at Anfield after Rickie Lambert’s effort had rebounded off the crossbar.

Into third
2005 – Steven Gerrard was voted third in the annual Ballon d’Or award for the best player in Europe, behind Barcelona’s Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard from Chelsea. Jamie Carragher finished twentieth with Luis García in 23rd.

A change that backfired
1975 - We changed our usual routine by not staying overnight in a hotel before our game at home to Norwich City. We immediately returned to the usual routine following our 3-1 defeat, with Emlyn Hughes netting our consolation. Ex-reds reserve Ted MacDougall scored, with World Cup winner Martin Peters netted one of his fourteen strikes against the reds, and Colin Suggett bagging one of his four goals past us. This was one of just eleven home League defeats we suffered throughout the whole of the 1970’s.

A century against the Gunners
1969 - Arsenal won 1-0 at Anfield in a top-flight fixture, our hundredth meeting in all competitions, including 21 when they were known as Woolwich Arsenal.

Off
1980 - Reserves centre-back Dave Watson left for Norwich City for £50,000, rising to £200,000. He went on to make 256 appearances for the Canaries, leading them to the Milk Cup in 1985 and the Second Division title a year later.
2017 – Future red Ki-Jana Hoever was dismissed for Netherlands Under-16’s as they lost 2-1 to Brazil Under-15’s in Florida.

Trebles for and against
1930 - Gordon Hodgson scored the seventh of his seventeen reds hat-tricks as we thumped Sheffield United 6-1 at Anfield. Inside-left Archie McPherson added a brace, while Jim Smith was also on target. Outside-right Daniel McRorie made his debut in this game, as Jimmy Dunne bagged one of his eleven strikes against the reds.
1902 - We also faced the Blades in another First Division fixture, when we lost 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

1924 - John Bradford bagged a treble for Birmingham City in their 5-2 win at St. Andrews, three of his fifteen goals past us, with Harry Chambers and Dick Forshaw on target for the away side and left-winger Billy Chalmers making his reds bow. Bradford remains City’s record scorer against the reds with fifteen. Percy Barton and Ernie Islip also netted for the Blues.

European stalemate
1972 - We held Dynamo Berlin to a goalless draw in East Germany in the first leg of our UEFA Cup Third Round tie with the reds caught offside on eighteen occasions. We won the return 3-1 to continue towards our first European trophy.

Against the Sky Blues
We have entertained Coventry City twice on this day in history.
1986 - Jan Mølby netted a penalty and John Wark also struck as we won our First Division fixture 2-0, just three days after he had struck a treble of spot kicks past the Sky Blues in a Milk Cup tie also at Anfield.
1977 - David Fairclough and Phil Neal, from the spot, scored as we were held to a 2-2 draw in the Fourth Round of the League Cup. Boss Bob Paisley was presented with his OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier that day. We won the replay three weeks later as we went all the way to our first ever Final in this competition that season.

Knocked out
1995 - We lost our grip on the Coca-Cola Cup when future Blue Steve Watson grabbed the only goal of the game late on for Newcastle United in our Fourth Round tie at Anfield.

Prudhoe arrives
1994 - Keeper Mark Prudhoe signed on loan from Stoke City. He never made our first team, but sat on our bench eight times. He is now working as a coach in Sunderland’s Academy.

International goalscorers
1961 - Ian St. John bagged a brace in Scotland’s 4-2 extra-time World Cup play-off defeat by Czechoslovakia played at the Stade du Heysel in Brussels.
1994 - Ex-red Ronnie Rosenthal netted in Israel’s 4-3 friendly defeat of Cyprus in Jerusalem.
1997 - Future red Harry Kewell struck as Australia drew 2-2 with Iran in a World Cup play-off in Melbourne, which meant that they missed out on the World Cup in France on the away goals rule.
2007 – Future red Jonjo Shelvey netted for England Under-16’s in the Sky Sports Victory Shield as they beat Scotland 2-1 in Falkirk. He actually struck in all three games as England claimed the trophy.

Happy birthdays
1962 - Alan Irvine was born in Broxburn. The Scot only made four substitute appearances for the reds after signing from Falkirk for £75,000 in October 1986. He returned north the following August to join Dundee United.
1918 - Left-winger Doug McAvoy was born. He only made two senior reds appearances after signing from his hometown club Kilmarnock in December 1947 for £7,000, moving back to Scotland to join Queen Of The South in September 1949.

Youngsters in action
2003 - Three young reds appeared in the Under-20’s World Championship Finals in the United Arab Emirates. Zak Whitbread played in the USA’s 3-1 defeat of Paraguay, Darren Potter appeared as the Republic of Ireland beat Saudi Arabia 2-1, and John Welsh and future reds Andy Lonergan, James Milner and Gary O’Neil all featured in England’s 1-0 defeat by Japan.

2012 – Jordan Rossiter captained England Under-16’s as their 1-0 defeat of Scotland in Burton saw them win the Victory Shield for the twelfth consecutive year, with future red Joe Gomez also featuring.

Tens of caps
1978 - Four current or future reds reached international milestones. Kenny Dalglish won his sixtieth cap as Scotland won a European Championships qualifier 1-0 in Portugal, while ex-red Joey Jones made his twentieth appearance as Wales beat Turkey 1-0 in another qualifier at his home ground in Wrexham. Phil Thompson played his tenth game for England, while his former clubmate Kevin Keegan won his fortieth cap as England beat Czechoslovakia 1-0 in a friendly at Wembley.

On the way out
2010 – Former reds reserves coach Antonio Gómez Pérez was sacked as Head Coach of Real Valladolid after just five months in the job.
2014 – Ex-reds left-winger Albert Riera had his contract with Udinese terminated, having attended a poker tournament rather than reporting for a match.

Brad’s record
2008 – Ex-reds keeper Brad Friedel made a record 167th consecutive Premier League appearance as Aston Villa were held to a goalless draw at home by Fulham.


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      Many happy returns all round
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      1917 - Scottish inside-left Willie Fagan was born in Musselburgh, Midlothian. He arrived from Preston North End in October 1937 for £8,000, a record deal for a teenager, and netted 57 goals in 182 reds games, helping to fire us to the League title in 1947 and the FA Cup Final three years later. He finally left Anfield in January 1952 to join Belfast Distillery.
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      First time at Old Trafford
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      1938 - Billy ‘Ginger’ Richardson struck a hat-trick for West Bromwich Albion as we were thumped 5-1 at The Hawthorns, having already done so against the reds two years earlier, taking his tally against us to nine. Jack Balmer bagged our consolation as Ike Clarke netted the first of his four goals against the reds, with Joe Johnson also on target.
      Ned for Scotland
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      Jack’s treble
      1905 - Forward Jack Parkinson scored a hat-trick as we won 6-2 at Hull City’s old ground The Boulevard in a friendly. John Carlin, Alex Raisbeck and Sam Raybould were also on target. After the match, players from both clubs attended a show at Hull’s Alexandra Theatre, with the reds then staying on at the Yorkshire seaside resort of Hornsea as they prepared for a Second Division match at Grimsby Town a week later.
      1989 - We also beat the Tigers, winning an FA Cup Fifth Round tie 3-2 at Boothferry Park thanks to a John Barnes goal and a brace from John Aldridge, having trailed 2-1 at half time. Steve Nicol skippered the side in the absence of both Ronnie Whelan and Alan Hansen, while Alex Watson had to replace the injured Gary Gillespie inside the first ten minutes. We of course went on to claim the trophy for the fourth time that season.
      David’s farewell
      1984 – Forward David Hodgson played his 49th and last reds game as we were held to a goalless draw at Luton Town.
      Mixed fortunes against the Villains
      1939 - We lost 2-0 at Aston Villa in a top-flight encounter with George Patterson playing his third and final reds game as Harry Broome netted the final two of his five goals against the reds.
      1967 - Ian St. John bagged the only goal of our FA Cup Fourth Round meeting at Anfield. Unfortunately, we were knocked out at Everton at the next hurdle.
      Done deal
      1926 - Right-back Bob Done signed as an amateur from Runcorn, signing professional terms two months later. He struck thirteen times in 155 reds games, moving on to Reading for £150 in May 1935.
      Didi’s half century
      2004 - Dietmar Hamann won his fiftieth cap for Germany as they won 2-1 in a friendly in Croatia. Jerzy Dudek, Stéphane Henchoz, John Arne Riise and future reds Xabi Alonso, Yossi Benayoun, Mark González, Ragnar Klavan and Bolo Zenden all also represented their countries that evening.
      Semi at Anfield
      1888 – The first of five FA Cup Semi-finals to be staged at Anfield took place, with losing Finalists Preston North End thumping Crewe Alexandra 4-0.
      Farewell Arthur
      2014 – Forward Arthur Rowley died. He had failed to score in eleven reds games after joining in May 1951, moving on to Wrexham in November 1954.
      Letting the crown slip
      2020 – We lost the first leg of our UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie 1-0 to Club Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano where we had claimed the trophy for the sixth time eight months earlier. Saúl Ñíguez struck early on and we struggled to break them down, going on to also lose the Anfield return.
      Top award for the Museum
      2000 - The club’s Museum & Tour Centre scooped a prestigious award at the Merseyside Tourism Awards, claiming the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo award for Best Customer Care, as voted for by the people of Liverpool.
      First and last caps
      2004 - Robbie Foy made his debut for Scotland Under-21’s as they lost 2-1 to Hungary in a friendly in Livingston. On the same day, ex-red Jason McAteer won his 52nd and final cap for the Republic of Ireland as they held Brazil to a goalless draw in a friendly at Lansdowne Road, with future red Robbie Keane also featuring. Andriy Voronin won his last cap as a 1. FC Köln player on the same day in a 1-1 friendly draw in Libya.
      1976 - Future reds Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness both won their final caps for Scotland at Under-23’s level as they lost 2-0 to the Netherlands in a European Championships qualifier in Breda.
      2017 - Liam Millar won his first cap for Canada Under-20’s in their 1-0 defeat by Honduras in a CONCACAF Championships group game in Costa Rica.
      Other reds games
      1998 – We lost 2-0 in the second leg of our League Cup Semi-final at Middlesbrough to crash out 3-2 on aggregate. Paul Merson struck the last of his seven goals past us from the spot, with Marco Branca also scoring inside the opening five minutes.
      1956 – We drew our FA Cup Fifth Round 0-0 at Manchester City, losing the subsequent replay at Anfield.
      1950 – We beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Anfield, with Albert Stubbins and Ken Brierley on the scoresheet.
      1933 – We lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City despite Syd Roberts putting us in front.
      1911 – We drew 1-1 at Bristol City with Jack Parkinson on target.
      1899 – Tommy Robertson and George Allan struck as we defeated Burnley 2-0 in L4.
      1893 – We won 3-2 at Nelson in a Lancashire League fixture, with Malcolm McVean netting and John Miller bagging a brace.
      Stewart on target
      1992 - Future red Paul Stewart netted in England B’s 3-0 defeat of their French counterparts at Loftus Road. Fellow future red Paul Ince also played.
      St. Michael for England
      2004 - Michael Owen played as England drew 1-1 in a friendly in Portugal, with Jamie Carragher, Emile Heskey and future red Joe Cole also featuring. Ex-red David James won his first cap as a Manchester City player, and 22nd in total.
      1997 - Michael turned out for the Under-18’s as they thumped their Scottish counterparts 4-1 in a friendly.
      On the move
      2020 - Emre Can joined Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund from Juventus for €25m, having joined them on loan the previous month.
      2013 – Left-back Jack Robinson joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan, playing eleven times for them.
      1994 - Ex-reds reserves midfielder Kevin Lampkin signed for Mansfield Town on a free transfer from Huddersfield Town, after thirteen appearances for the Terriers. He struck three goals in 45 games for the Stags before moving into non-League football with Ilkeston Town.
      Also in international action
      2015 – Future red Ibrahima Konaté played as France Under-16’s beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly at St. George’s Park in Burton.
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      Philippe off the mark
      2013 - Philippe Coutinho scored his first reds goal immediately after the break as we thumped Swansea City 5-0 at Anfield, after Steven Gerrard had put us in front from the spot before half-time after Luis Suárez was fouled. José Enrique struck his second and last reds goal with Suárez also scoring before Daniel Sturridge converted another penalty. Unfortunately, Fabio Borini dislocated his shoulder in this game.
      Matt the boss
      1923 - Matt McQueen took charge of the reds for the first time as forward Dick Forshaw netted a hat-trick in a 3-0 home League win over Blackburn Rovers, with his first being his fiftieth reds goal. Centre-half David Pratt made the first of his 85 reds appearances in this game.
      In comes Djimi
      1999 - Djimi Traoré signed from Stade Lavallois Mayenne for £550,000. He made a total of 141 reds appearances, netting once before joining Charlton Athletic for £2m in August 2006, having helped us to claim the Champions League the year before.
      Tom signs on
      1912 - Inside-forward Tom Miller signed from Hamilton Academicals for £400, debuting on the same day in a 1-1 draw at home to The Wednesday, when Bobby Robinson scored his 64th and final reds goal and Sam Kirkman struck one of his four goals against the reds. He played alongside his brother John in his final few seasons at Anfield, netting 56 goals in 146 reds games.
      1906 - We also entertained the Owls, with Jack Cox bagging a brace in a 2-1 win, with his first goal being adjudged to have just crossed the line. Jimmy Stewart netted one of his five goals past us
      FA Cup memories
      We have played six FA Cup ties on this day over the years, three of which have ended goalless.
      1990 - On a more positive note, we beat Southampton 3-0 at Anfield in the Fifth Round, with the goals coming from Ian Rush, Peter Beardsley and Steve Nicol. Unfortunately, we fell at the Semi-final to Crystal Palace that season. Ex-red Sammy Lee featured for the visitors.
      1991 – We shared a goalless Fifth Round tie with Everton, the fifteenth occasion on which we were drawn against them in the Cup, more than any other club. This was to be Kenny Dalglish’s last game at Anfield before stepping down. The visiting side appealed in vain for a spot kick when Gary Ablett appeared to upend Pat Nevin in the area, while Peter Beardsley hit a post for the reds late on. Steve McMahon had torn his knee tendons inside the first quarter of an hour in a reckless challenge on John Ebbrell, keeping him out of the side until August.
      Kenny’s Euro bow
      2011 – Kenny Dalglish took charge of his first reds game in Europe as we held Sparta Praha to a goalless draw in the first leg of our UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie in Prague.
      Macca for England
      1988 - Steve McMahon won the first of his seventeen full international caps in England’s goalless friendly draw with Israel in Tel-Aviv as Peter Beardsley skippered his country for the only time. John Barnes and future red Mark Wright, who was winning his first cap since his move to Derby County, both also played. Ex-red Avi Cohen won his 51st and final official cap in this game. On the same day, Steve Nicol and future reds coach Steve Clarke played in Scotland’s 2-2 friendly draw in Saudi Arabia.
      1993 - John Barnes represented his country again as England thumped San Marino 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley, while future red Gary McAllister played in Scotland’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat of Malta at Ibrox.
      2016 - Bobby Duncan, Paul Glatzel and Curtis Jones all featured as England Under-15’s drew 1-1 with USA Under-16’s at St. George’s Park.
      2017 – Duncan and Jones both played for England Under-16’s in their 6-1 mauling by Spain in Leek, with Elijah Dixon-Bonner captaining the side.
      Frank born
      1927 – Defender Frank Christie was born in Scone, Perthshire. He signed from Forfar Athletic in March 1949, and only played four times before returning north of the border to join East Fife in January 1951.
      1912 – Left-half Jimmy McInnes was born in Ayr. He signed from Third Lanark for £5,500 in March 1938, netting once in 48 outings. He joined the administrative staff after retiring from playing in 1946, taking over as Club Secretary in 1955. He stayed in this role until May 1965, when he sadly hanged himself above the Archway Stile, the old turnstile between the Kop and Kemlyn Road stands, just four days after we had claimed the FA Cup for the first time.
      Other England debutants
      2004 - John Welsh and future reds Scott Carson and Stewart Downing all made their England Under-21’s debuts in a 3-2 friendly defeat of the Netherlands in Hull, with future red Glen Johnson also in action. Meanwhile, Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle both featured in France’s 1-0 win in Belgium, while David Raven skippered England Under-19’s as they beat the Netherlands 2-0 in Harderwijk. Daniel Agger was also captain on this day, as Denmark Under-20’s lost 2-0 in Turkey.
      On target
      2008 – Future red Fabio Borini scored on his debut for Italy Under-19’s in their 3-1 friendly defeat of Romania in Udine.
      Beaten by the Trotters
      We have lost to Bolton Wanderers three times on this day in history.
      1934 - We were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Fifth Round at Anfield, losing 3-0. Jack Milsom scored the last of his seven goals past us, with Ray Westwood nabbing one of his nine against the reds and George Taylor also on target.
      1945 - We were beaten 2-1 in a Wartime League match at Burnden Park, with Jackie Campbell grabbing our consolation.
      1951 - Billy Liddell was on the scoresheet late on as we lost an away top-flight meeting 2-1. Nat Lofthouse scored one of his eight goals against us, with Don Howe also netting.
      Sheedy’s final cap
      1993 - Ex-reds reserves midfielder Kevin Sheedy won his 46th and final cap, also scoring in the Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 friendly defeat of Wales at Tolka Park in Dublin. He came off the bench to replace Ronnie Whelan, who had himself already come on as a substitute. On the same day, ex-reds reserves midfielder Jim Magilton netted in Northern Ireland’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win in Albania.
      Quasi back to Manchester
      1998 - Peter Beardsley joined Manchester City on loan from Bolton Wanderers. He played six times in a month at Maine Road, without getting on the scoresheet.
      Other reds games
      1973 – We drew 1-1 at Manchester City, with Phil Boersma on target, while captain Tommy Smith was sent off.
      1968 – We were held to a goalless draw in an FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Walsall with kick-off delayed due to a crowd crush. We won the replay, being knocked out by West Bromwich Albion in the Sixth Round.
      1962 – Preston North End held us to a goalless draw in a Fifth Round at Anfield, eventually losing out in a second replay.
      1900 – We drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in a Second Round encounter in L4, with Jack Cox nabbing our goal.
      Ged against a red
      1993 - Gérard Houllier’s France thumped Israel 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Tel-Aviv. Reds forward Ronnie Rosenthal won his thirtieth cap in this game.
      On the move
      2017 – Midfielder Momo Sissoko signed for Ternana, but he only stayed with the Italian side for 25 days.
      2005 – Rickie Lambert stepped down a division when he left Stockport County to sign for Rochdale in League Two after nineteen goals in 110 games for the Hatters. On the same day, reserves winger Robbie Foy joined League Two side Chester City on loan. He played thirteen times while with the Blues, before moving on permanently to Sc***horpe United.
      2000 - Ex-reds reserves forward John Durnin joined Carlisle United from Portsmouth on a free transfer. He struck twice in 22 League games for the Cumbrian outfit. On the same day, Michael Foley played for the Republic of Ireland Under-16’s as they lost a friendly 3-0 to Denmark.
      2020 – Ex-reds winger Toni Silva signed for Taraz in Kazakhstan.
      Also in international action
      1989 – Future red Stig Inge Bjørnebye played for Norway Under-20’s as they lost a World Championships Finals group game 1-0 to Iraq in Saudi Arabia.
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