Farewell Crazy Horse
2004 - Red legend Emlyn Hughes died aged 57. ‘Crazy Horse’ signed from Blackpool for a club record £65,000 in February 1967 and played 665 times in his twelve years at Anfield, netting 49 times and winning two European Cups, four League titles, two UEFA Cups, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two FA Charity Shields before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers for £90,000 in August 1979. His greatest season was probably 1976/77 when he captained the side to within a whisker of a unique treble, as well as being voted the Football Writers’ Player of the Year.
More legendary farewells
1985 - Phil Neal played his 650th and final reds game, coming on for Steve McMahon as we won a First Division match 3-0 at Coventry City to close the gap on Manchester United at the top of the table. Jim Beglin bagged his third and final reds goal, with Paul Walsh and Ian Rush also netting that day.
1935 – Gordon Hodgson netted his 241st and last reds goal in our 3-2 defeat of Aston Villa at Anfield. Lance Carr converted a penalty, with Jimmy McDougall also on target with his twelfth and final strike for the club. Eric Houghton bagged the last of six goals against the reds, with Harry Broome nabbing one of his five.
Anfield trebles galore
1907 - Forward Joe Hewitt scored a hat-trick as we trounced Notts County 6-0, as right-half Bobby Robinson netted his fiftieth goal for the club. William McPherson and Charlie Hewitt were also on target as right-back Alf West reached a century of reds outings.
1957 - We also thumped them, this time a division lower, with Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court, Billy Liddell and Tony Rowley netting in a 4-0 win. Liddell that day played his 430th League game for the reds, equalling keeper Elisha Scott’s club record.
1946 - Jack Balmer bagged a treble in our 3-0 win over Portsmouth, the first of three hat-tricks he netted in consecutive games.
1929 - Harry Race scored all three goals in our defeat of Bolton Wanderers in another top-flight match.
1963 - We also beat the Trotters with Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan on target in our 2-1 win at Burnden Park.
1990 - Mark Lawrenson was sacked as Manager of basement club Peterborough United after thirteen months in charge. He was replaced by Dave Booth, who immediately led them to promotion.
2017 – Ex-reds keeper Brad Friedel was named Head Coach of New England Revolution. On the same day, future red Xherdan Shaqiri played in a World Cup play-off as Switzerland won 1-0 in Northern Ireland.
1965 - Short-lived reds winger Jimmy Carter was born in Hammersmith. He spent just nine months at Anfield after signing from Millwall for £800,000 in January 1991, making only eight appearances before leaving for Arsenal at a loss of £300,000.
1904 – Bill Murray was born in Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He signed from Clydebank in November 1927, netting once in four senior outings before joining Third Division North side Barrow in January 1930, becoming their captain.
1886 - Forward Joseph Brough was born in Burslem. He signed from Port Vale in August 1910 and struck three times in eleven senior outings before joining Stoke in January 1912.
First and last goals
1976 - Joey Jones grabbed his first reds goal as we beat Leicester City 5-1 in a First Division match at Anfield with Steve Heighway and John Toshack on the scoresheet, and Phil Neal and Kevin Keegan both converting penalties. Frank Worthington bagged one of his three strikes against the reds.
1895 - Another left-back struck his only reds goal on this day in history, with Tom Wilkie on target in a 3-1 defeat of Leicester Fosse in a Second Division fixture at Anfield. Fred Geary added a brace as half-back John McLean made his 29th and last reds outing.
1901 – We beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 at Anfield as Andy McGuigan bagged a brace. Tommy Robertson scored from the spot, with inside-forward Charlie Satterthwaite netting his thirteenth and last goal for the club.
An Arsenal treble
1974 - Arsenal won for the third consecutive League season at Anfield, this time 3-1. Ex-Gunner Ray Kennedy netted our consolation as they completed three of just eleven home League defeats we suffered throughout the whole of the 1970’s. Alan Ball struck two of his eleven goals past us, with Liam Brady also on the scoresheet.
1988 - We also faced the Gunners, holding them to a goalless draw in a League Cup Third Round replay at Highbury.
Larry fought the law
1972 - Larry Lloyd became the first player to fight a ban before the newly formed independent disciplinary tribunal. He was appealing his dismissal in the 2-0 win over Manchester City back in August.
Thumping the Cottagers
2013 – We beat Fulham 4-0 at Anfield in a League encounter, with Fernando Amorebieta heading through his own net before Martin Škrtel doubled our lead. Luis Suárez then struck either side of the break.
1994 - A certain national rag printed allegations that Bruce Grobbelaar had accepted bribes to throw games. He eventually successfully sued.
2009 – We drew with Birmingham City for the fifth consecutive time in the League, this time 2-2 at Anfield. David N’Gog put us in front but we went in 2-1 down at the break, thanks to a goal from Christian Benítez and a stunning long-range strike by Cameron Jerome. Steven Gerrard handed us a share of the spoils from the spot after N’Gog’s controversial fall in the area.
2002 - We conceded our 200th goal under Gérard Houllier’s sole charge as Jerzy Dudek dropped the ball at Middlesbrough to enable Gareth Southgate to score. This began our atrocious run that winter.
1912 - We also faced Boro with Arthur Metcalf netting a brace in our 4-3 win at Ayresome Park. Tom Miller and Jack Parkinson were also on target. Jackie Carr scored the first of his five goals against the reds, with George Elliott netting one of his eight and future red Jimmy Nicholl also scoring.
1966 – Full-back Chris Lawler scored as he reached a century of League games for the reds in our 2-0 defeat of Burnley at Anfield, with Peter Thompson also on target.
Disappointment against the Mancs
2003 - Manchester United won 2-1 at Anfield with Harry Kewell bagging our consolation following a Ryan Giggs brace, two of his five goals against the reds.
Beating the Blues
1994 - We came from behind to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Anfield with Neil Ruddock adding to a Robbie Fowler brace. John Spencer scored the first of his three goals against the reds.
1968 - We also beat them in a home top-flight fixture as Ian Callaghan netted in a 2-1 win, with Tommy Smith scoring from the spot. Alan Birchenall netted one of his four strikes past the reds.
A European win
2000 - We won 3-2 at Slovan Liberec to reach the Third Round of the UEFA Cup 4-2 on aggregate. We fell behind on the night before Nick Barmby, Emile Heskey and Michael Owen struck, with Heskey also striking an upright. Owen netted just 21 seconds after coming on for Dietmar Hamann.
Deano for Wales again
1996 - Ex-red Dean Saunders struck in his third consecutive game for Wales as they were thumped 7-1 by the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier in Eindhoven. Future reds Markus Babbel and Paul Ince were both also in World Cup action that day.
French on target
2005 - Djibril Cissé scored in France’s 3-2 friendly defeat of Costa Rica in Martinique with ex-red Alou Diarra also in the side, while Nicolas Anelka won his first cap as a Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü player, bagging his only goal while playing in Turkey.
2016 – Dominic Solanke netted for England Under-20’s as they thumped Nigeria 8-1 in South Korea.
Another thumping win
1918 - We beat Port Vale 4-0 in a home Wartime League meeting thanks to goals from Thomas Green, Thomas Bennett and a Harold Wadsworth brace.
On the move
1999 - Ex-red Gareth Roberts joined Tranmere Rovers from Greek side Panionos on a free transfer after a loan spell. He scored fourteen times in 337 games for Rovers in total, moving on to League One outfit Doncaster Rovers in July 2006.
2001 - Alan Navarro moved to Prenton Park on loan. He struck twice in four games before signing permanently the following January.
1966 - Reserves winger Brian Mooney was sold to Preston North End. He had signed from Home Farm for £20,000 in August 1983 but only ever played one senior reds game, as a substitute for Jim Beglin in a League Cup win at Fulham in October 1986.
2015 – Ex-reds winger Adam Hammill re-joined Barnsley on a short-term deal, before signing a two-year deal the following June. On the same day, former midfielder and First Team Coach Mike Marsh joined Huddersfield Town’s coaching staff, moving on the following May to take up a role with England Under-17’s.
2009 - Vladimír Šmicer retired from playing. He made 184 reds appearances following his £3.75m transfer from Racing Club de Lens, scoring nineteen times, including a crucial strike in Istanbul. He left Anfield for Girondins de Bordeaux in June 2005, having helped us to claim the Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups. He ended his career back at SK Slavia Praha, his first club.
2020 - Jürgen Klopp was named as the Northwest Football Awards' Manager of the Season for 2019-20, having led us to the League title. At the same event, Ian St. John was awarded the Lifetime Contribution to North West Football.
2017 - Krisztián Németh won his first cap as a New England Revolution player as Hungary lost a friendly 2-1 in Luxembourg.
2008 – John Barnes took charge of Jamaica for the first time as they won a friendly 2-0 in the Cayman Islands.
2006 - Academy midfielder Sean Highdale won his first cap for England Under-16’s as they beat Northern Ireland 3-0 in a Victory Shield game in Ballymena. On the same day, future red Alex Manninger played for Austria Under-21’s as they held Latvia to a goalless draw in a European Championships qualifier in Gloggnitz.
1996 – Future red Vegard Heggem netted his only goal for Norway Under-21’s as they thrashed Switzerland 7-3 in a European Championships qualifier in Biel.
1993 - Bjørn Tore Kvarme won his eleventh and last Under-21's cap as Norway lost 3-1 to Turkey in a European Championships qualifier in Istanbul.