400 for the reds
2002 - Michael Owen scored a brace that included our 400th Premiership goal at Anfield as we beat West Ham United 2-0.
Le Boss released
2001 - Gérard Houllier was released from Broadgreen Hospital after heart surgery. On the same day we were drawn with Barcelona, Galatasaray and Roma for the second group phase of the Champions League.
2019 – Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold reached a century of reds games as we left it late to win 2-1 at Aston Villa. Trézéguet put the home side in front after twenty minutes. Andy Robertson headed in a late leveller, before Sadio Mané nodded in injury time to maintain our six-point lead at the top of the table.
300 for the reds
2003 - We beat Fulham 2-1 at Loftus Road. Ex-Cottager Steve Finnan set Emile Heskey up for the opener, our 300th away goal in the Premier League, before Louis Saha equalised. Our winner came when Danny Murphy netted his fiftieth career League goal, converting from the spot after Florent Sinama-Pongolle was brought down in the area, shortly after he had been assaulted by Luis Boa Morte in the centre circle, who was dismissed. Vladimír Šmicer played his hundredth League game.
European Cup games
We have played in the European Cup three times on this day over the years.
1977 - We lost 2-1 at Dynamo Dresden but still progressed to the Second Round 6-3 on aggregate, with Steve Heighway on target.
1982 - We beat Finnish champions HJK Helsinki 5-0 at Anfield to wipe out a single-goal first-leg defeat to reach the Third Round. Kenny Dalglish, Craig Johnston and Phil Neal all netted in the first half, with Alan Kennedy adding a brace after the break.
1983 - We won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao at the same stage, thanks to an Ian Rush header, following a goalless first leg at Anfield.
A Manchester treble
1895 - Jack Peters scored a hat-trick for Newton Heath, later to become Manchester United, as they beat us 5-2 at Bank Street, with John Clarkin and Dick Smith also scoring for the home side. Frank Becton and Jimmy Ross were on target for the reds as keeper John Whitehead made his third and final reds appearance.
Disappointment against the Gunners
1988 – We were held to a 1-1 draw in a League Cup Third Round tie at Anfield. John Barnes netted, with the reds eventually progressing after a second replay, before being knocked out at West Ham United at the next hurdle.
2013 – We lost 2-0 in a League game at the Emirates Stadium, with Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey on target either side of the break.
1944 – Bootle-born right-winger Jimmy Payne turned pro with the reds. He notched 43 times in 243 appearances for the reds, including the 1950 FA Cup Final, before moving across Stanley Park in April 1956, where he was dogged by injury before retiring to become a newsagent.
1894 - Northern Irish inside-left Davy Hannah signed from Sunderland. He was the cousin of Andrew Hannah, a Scottish right-back who left Anfield for Rob Roy soon afterwards. Davy struck twelve times in 33 reds games.
1879 – Inside-forward Fred Buck was born in Audley, Staffordshire. He arrived from West Bromwich Albion in May 1903, scoring once in thirteen senior outings before joining Plymouth Argyle in April 1904.
1885 – Left-back Tom Rogers was born in Prescot. He signed from Rossendale United in April 1907, playing forty times without scoring in five years with the reds.
Wadsworth passes on
1975 - Outside-right Harold Wadsworth died. He signed as an amateur from Tranmere Rovers in January 1918, turning pro in May 1919. He struck three times in 55 reds games, often featuring alongside his brother, centre-half Walter. He moved on to Leicester City for £250 in June 1924.
1907 – Harold Fitzpatrick played his fourth and last reds game in our 2-0 top-flight defeat at Bristol City. He moved on to Chesterfield Town the following year. Sam Gilligan netted one of his five goals past his future employers, with Jack Wedlock also on target.
1929 – Centre-half David Davidson bagged his second and final reds goal as we drew 3-3 at Portsmouth in a top-flight fixture. Gordon Hodgson and Jimmy Smith were also on target. Jimmy Easson bagged the first of his eight goals past the reds, with Jack Weddle nabbing the first of his five past us, and Fred Cook also on the scoresheet.
1924 – Future reds Gordon Hodgson and Arthur Riley both won their second and last caps for South Africa as they lost 2-1 to the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
1957 – Forward John Evans played his 107th and last reds game after Jimmy Melia failed a late fitness test. Half-back Johnny Wheeler bagged the only goal of our Second Division fixture at Lincoln City in just the second minute.
1991 – Swedish centre-half Glenn Hysén gave us a half-time lead as we lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace with his third and last reds goal, the Eagles’ only League win at Anfield to date. Marco Gabbiadini and Geoff Thomas struck for the visitors after the break.
Mixed fortunes against the Foxes
We have twice entertained Leicester City in the First Division on this day in history.
1963 – We lost 1-0.
1985 - Ian Rush grabbed the only goal of the game late on to hand us victory.
Thumping Anfield wins
1912 - Jack Parkinson netted a brace as we beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1. Donald McKinlay had opened the scoring in the first minute with the first of his 35 reds goals, with Arthur Goddard completing the scoring. Billy Minter’s consolation was one of his five strikes against the reds.
1940 - We beat Stockport County 5-0 in a Wartime League fixture with Bob Paisley, Arnold Grundy and Berry Nieuwenhuys on the scoresheet, to add to a George Hunt brace.
On the move
1959 – Blues centre-forward Dave Hickson revealed that he would welcome a move across the park if the reds were to pursue their alleged interest. He signed four days later for £12,000 and went on to score 38 times in 67 reds games, having grabbed 95 goals in 225 League games in his two spells with the Blues before moving to Anfield.
1949 - Liverpool-born centre-forward Les Shannon was sold to Burnley. He signed professional terms in November 1944 but had to wait until April 1948 to make his reds bow. He bagged just one goal in eleven games, as well as six in fifteen wartime appearances. He is the father of recent Under-16’s coach Dave Shannon.
2015 – Ex-reds defender Richard Money was sacked as Manager of Cambridge United. He had been in charge since October 2012, leading them to the FA Trophy and back into the Football League.
2006 – Future reds keeper Andy Lonergan joined Swindon Town on loan from Preston North End, playing just once for the Robins.
1899 – Inside-left Bill White signed for Queens Park Rangers from West Calder Swifts, netting eight times in 39 games for the R’s. He went on to score within two minutes of his reds debut at home to Everton in September 1901. This was his only strike in six senior games, and he moved on to Dundee in July 1902.
1994 – Ex-reserves midfielder Jordan Lussey was born in Ormskirk. He was released in June 2015, signing on with Bolton Wanderers the following month after a successful loan spell.
1982 - Former reserves keeper Charles Itandje was born in Bobigny. The Frenchman signed from Racing Club de Lens in August 2007 and played seven largely unconvincing games in his first season, being released from his contract in December 2010.
Other reds games
1974 – We lost 1-0 at Ipswich Town as Brian Talbot bagged the first of his six goals against the reds.
1968 – We were held to a goalless draw at West Bromwich Albion with Baggies keeper John Osborne in fine form.
1946 – We left Blackburn Rovers after a goalless encounter.
1935 – Lance Carr and Gordon Hodgson netted as we drew 2-2 at Middlesbrough. George Camsell nabbed the last of his nine goals past us, with Ralph Birkett also on the scoresheet.
1901 – We won 3-2 at Manchester City’s old Hyde Road ground with Tommy Robertson, Charlie Satterthwaite and Jack Cox all scoring. Billy Gillespie bagged one of his five goals past us, with Fred Williams also on target.
2007 – Future red Jonjo Shelvey captained England Under-16’s in the Sky Sports Victory Shield, scoring as they beat Wales 2-0 in Telford. He actually struck in all three games as England claimed the trophy.
2021 – Future red Ben Doak featured for Scotland Under-17’s as they lost 3-0 to Italy in a European Championships qualifier in Northern Ireland.
2000 – Future red Alberto Aquilani played for Italy Under-16’s as they lost 1-0 to FR Yugoslavia.
2022 - Jürgen Klopp was presented with the Freedom of the city of Liverpool, the city’s highest civic honour.