In comes Chico
1981 - Steve Nicol signed from Ayr United for £300,000. He played 468 times across the defence and midfield, scoring 46 times and helping us to four League titles, European Cup, three FA Cups and an FA Charity Shield, as well as being named the Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 1989. He left the club to sign for Notts County on a free transfer in January 1995.
1983 – He grabbed his first reds goal, a late winner in our 1-0 League victory at Queens Park Rangers.
1975 – Full-back Chris Lawler left the reds to join Portsmouth, then managed by Ian St. John. He signed pro terms on his seventeenth birthday in October 1960, striking 61 times in 549 reds appearances as he helped us to win two League titles, an FA Cup, UEFA Cup and FA Charity Shield. He later returned to the club in the 1980’s as Reserve Team Manager.
Reds in Moscow
2002 - We became the first English team to beat Spartak Moskva on their own patch as we came from behind through a Michael Owen hat-trick of header, left-foot and right-foot shots handed us a 3-1 Champions League group win. Grégory Vignal suffered the rare indignity of coming on as a substitute, and then later himself being substituted.
1992 - David Burrows had to play the last six minutes of our European Cup Winners’ Cup game at the same club in goal, after Bruce Grobbelaar was sent off with the score at 2-2. We went on to lose 4-2, with Mark Wright and Steve McManaman having netted for the reds and Mark Walters hitting the post. Valeri Karpin bagged a brace, including one from the spot, with Nikolai Pisarev and Igor Lediakov also netting.
In comes Willie
1937 – Inside-left Willie Fagan signed from Preston North End for £8,000, a record deal for a teenager. He 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.
2016 – Adam Lallana played his hundredth game for the club as we beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in a League encounter at Anfield. Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho put us two goals ahead at the break, with Gareth McAuley nabbing a late consolation for the Baggies.
2017 – We lost 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in front of a ten Premier League record crowd of 80,827. Harry Kane and Heung-min Son scored early as we reached a thousand goals conceded in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah brought us back into the game, but Delle Alli netted on the stroke of half time to restore the home side’s two-goal lead, with Kane adding another of his six goals past us to date after the break.
Robbie on target
2008 - Robbie Keane gave us the lead at Club Atlético de Madrid when we played at the Estadio Vicente Calderón in the group stage of the Champions League, with Simão Sabrosa netting a late equaliser to ensure we left with a share of the spoils. Rafael Benítez also rested Keane, Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso as the second half progressed. In the lead-up to the game, UEFA had originally decided that the match would have to be played in another city, due to crowd trouble at their previous game against Olympique de Marseille.
2015 – We were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Russian side Rubin Kazan in our UEFA Europa League group game. We came from behind with Emre Can netting our goal before the break in what was Jürgen Klopp’s first game at Anfield as Manager. Oleg Kuzmin was sent off for the visitors.
2011 – We were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Norwich City. Ex-Canary Craig Bellamy opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, but Grant Holt equalised after an hour. Luis Suárez had eleven shots on goal as we failed to make our domination count.
1979 – Former substitute keeper Alexander Doni was born in Jundiaí, São Paulo. He arrived on a free transfer from Roma in July 2011 and played four senior games, as well as sitting on the bench on another 46 occasions before joining Botafogo in his native Brazil for free. He retired from playing in August 2013 after a series of heart problems.
More births and a death
2009 – Full-back Ray Lambert died. He joined the reds when he was just thirteen and went on to make 341 first-team appearances, netting just twice, including being part of the 1947 title-winning side. He also won five caps for Wales.
1938 - George Gillett Jr. was born in Racine, Wisconsin. The then owner of the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team brought fellow American Tom Hicks on board and took over the club in February 2007. He was eventually forced to sell up in October 2010.
1966 - Mark Seagraves was born in Bootle. He only made two reds appearances before joining Manchester City in September 1987. He was Reserve Team Coach at Derby County until December 2008, working with fellow ex-red Paul Jewell.
Merseyside rivalry on the international stage
1928 - Dixie Dean scored as England beat Elisha Scott’s Northern Ireland 2-1 at Goodison Park. He remains the most recent Everton scorer past a Liverpool goalkeeper at full international level. Future reds defenders Ernie Blenkinsop and Tom Cooper both lined up alongside Dean.
Sir Roger for England
1966 - Roger Hunt netted as England won 2-0 in Northern Ireland in a European Championships qualifier, in a game that also counted towards the British International Championships.
Thousands of games
1955 - We played our 2,000th League game, winning our Second Division encounter at Bury 4-1, thanks to a brace apiece from Alan Arnell and Billy Liddell.
2006 - We deservedly lost 2-0 at Manchester United in what was our 5,000th official match, and Steven Gerrard’s 350th reds game. Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand struck the goals.
Also in Europe
1975 - We won 3-1 at Real Sociedad in our UEFA Cup Second Round first leg encounter, with Steve Heighway, Ian Callaghan and Phil Thompson all on the scoresheet. This was an especially notable result as the Spanish outfit had been unbeaten at home in the League for the previous two years. Future Assistant Manager Pako Ayestarán attended this game with his mum, at the age of twelve.
1980 - Terry McDermott netted the only goal of the game inside five minutes at Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen in our European Cup tie at the same stage.
2014 – We lost 3-0 to Real Madrid in our UEFA Champions League group game, our biggest ever home defeat in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo struck before Karim Benzema bagged a brace, the first of his four past us to date, with all the goals coming before the break.
Derby spoils shared
1977 - Everton held us to a goalless draw at Anfield.
1988 - David Burrows made his reds bow in our goalless draw with Coventry City.
1994 - Forward Lee Jones made his League debut as a substitute in our 3-0 defeat of Wimbledon. He never made a first-team start, leaving for Tranmere Rovers in May 1997. Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler and John Barnes struck that day.
1932 - Full-back Tommy Lucas played his 366th and final reds game as we lost 3-2 to Arsenal in a top-flight fixture at Anfield. Dave Wright and Gordon Hodgson were on target for the reds, with Cliff Bastin bagging two of his four goals past us and Tim Coleman netting one of his nine strikes against the reds.
Trebles for and against
1892 - Forward John Miller scored a hat-trick in our 5-0 win at Higher Walton in the Lancashire League, with Tom Wyllie adding a brace.
1923 – Centre-half David Pratt bagged a treble as we beat Blackpool 4-0 at Anfield in a Lancashire Senior Cup Third Round tie, with Jimmy Walsh also on target.
1910 - Albert Shepherd scored four goals for Newcastle United for the second successive season against us as they thumped us 6-1 at St. James’ Park, the last of his eleven goals past us. Ernest Peake nabbed our consolation, the first of his six reds goals. Jimmy Stewart scored one of his five goals against the reds, with Sandy Higgins also netting.
1949 - We also faced the Geordies when Billy Liddell and Kevin Baron struck as they held us to a 2-2 draw at Anfield in another First Division fixture. Robert Mitchell bagged one of his eight strikes against the reds, with Tom Thompson also on target.
A win at the Lane at last
1921 - We secured our first ever victory away to Tottenham Hotspur at the eighth attempt, with Harry Beadles heading in the only goal of the game after Dick Forshaw’s volley had rebounded back off the crossbar.
1989 - Jari Litmanen won his first Finnish cap, while still a Reipas Lahti player, as they won 1-0 at Trinidad & Tobago in a friendly.
1921 - Tommy Lucas won his first cap for England in their 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland in the British International Championships at Windsor Park, with clubmates Elisha Scott and Billy Lacey in action for the home side.
1927 - Future red Tom Cooper made his England debut in the same fixture, with Elisha Scott’s side triumphing 2-0.
2015 – Bobby Adekanye made his debut for the Dutch Under-17’s in their 2-1 European Championships qualifying defeat in Wales, with Ben Woodburn also featuring. Meanwhile, future red Ozan Kabak captained Turkey Under-16’s in their 4-1 friendly win in Italy.
1924 - Billy Lacey won his first cap as a New Brighton player, and last for Northern Ireland, in their 3-1 defeat by England at Goodison Park. Lacey won a total of eighteen caps for Ireland, eight for Northern Ireland and then three for the Republic of Ireland.
2008 – Future red Jonjo Shelvey made his debut for England Under-17’s in their goalless European Championships qualifying draw with Armenia in Spain.
1969 - Future reds coach Joe Corrigan won his only cap for England Under-23’s as they beat the USSR 2-0 in a friendly at Old Trafford. Emlyn Hughes was also in the side. On the same day, Peter Cormack won his final cap as a Hibernian player as Scotland lost 3-2 to West Germany in a European Championships qualifier in Hamburg, while future red John Toshack played for the senior Welsh side in their 3-1 qualifying defeat by East Germany in Cardiff.
Heading for Olympic gold
1908 - Arthur Berry was in the United Kingdom side that thumped the Netherlands 4-0 in the Semi-final of the Olympics at White City Stadium.
Undefeated at The Dell
1995 - We came from behind to win 3-1 at Southampton in a Premiership encounter, with Jamie Redknapp adding to a Steve McManaman brace. Matt Le Tissier was sent off for the home side after two cautions.
1985 - Paul Walsh netted late on as we drew 1-1 there in the Screen Sport Super Cup, with David Armstrong scoring one of his four goals against us.
Mixed fortunes at Turf Moor
1898 - We lost 2-1 at Burnley in a top-flight game, with Hugh Morgan bagging our consolation.
1904 - Jack Cox and Bobby Robinson were on target as we won 2-0 in a Second Division encounter. Robinson also had a penalty saved by Clarets keeper Billy Green.
On the move
2013 – Young defender Andre Wisdom joined Derby County on loan for the rest of the season, impressing as they reached the Championship Play-off Final at Wembley as he failed to score in 38 outings.
2010 - Former substitute keeper Tony Warner signed for Sc***horpe United. He played twice for the Iron before joining Tranmere Rovers three months later.
1993 - Jimmy Case joined Third Division Darlington from Wrexham on a free transfer. He only made one appearance before moving on to Sittingbourne.
2003 – Alberto Aquilani won his second and final cap for Italy Under-20’s in their 2-0 defeat by Switzerland.
Michael Owen’s soccer skills over
1999 - The sixth and final part of “Michael Owen’s Soccer Skills” aired on BBC2 at 6.00pm.