1992 – Alisson Becker was born in Novo Hamburgo. He joined from Roma for an initial £56m in July 2018, a short-lived word record fee for a goalkeeper. He kept 101 clean sheets in 231 appearances in his first five seasons, securing winner’s medals for the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and FA Cup. He also dramatically headed in an injury-time winner at West Bromwich Albion in May 2021 to help secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League again.
1991 – Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino was born in Maceió. He signed from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for an initial £21m in July 2015, scoring 111 goals in 362 outings as he helped us to claim the Premier League title, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and FA Community Shield. He moved on to Al-Ahli Saudi in Saudi Arabia last summer.
Farewell to Shanks
1981 - Bill Shankly’s funeral was held at St. Mary’s Church in West Derby, Liverpool. His coffin was carried by four stalwarts from his reds teams - Ray Clemence, Emlyn Hughes, John Toshack and Ron Yeats - while the service fittingly ended with a moving rendition of YNWA.
2002 - Emile Heskey’s second goal of our 5-0 thumping of Spartak Moskva in a Champions League encounter at Anfield was our 400th goal in European competition. Bruno Cheyrou and Salif Diao both netted their first reds goals, with Sami Hyypiä also on target.
2019 – We played our hundredth home game in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, eventually beating Salzburg 4-3 in a group game. We went three goals ahead through ex-Salzburg player Sadio Mané, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah before Hwang Hee-Chan pulled a goal back before the break. Future red Takumi Minamino also netted before Erling Haaland levelled the scores after an hour. However, Salah bagged the winner.
1887 - Full-back Ephraim Longworth was born in Halliwell, Bolton. He played for the reds 370 times after signing from Leyton in June 1910 without ever finding the net, but helped us to two League titles and became the first Liverpool player to captain England. He then served as Reserve team trainer, before joining the ground staff.
1891 - Outside-right Archie Rawlings was born in Leicester. He struck ten times in his 67 reds games after signing from Preston North End in March 1924, where he had won one England cap, before moving on to Walsall in June 1926.
1958 - Reserves goalkeeper Bob Bolder was born in Dover. He signed from Sheffield Wednesday for £125,000 in 1983, after more than 200 games for the Owls. He never made our first team, but sat on the bench at the 1984 European Cup Final in Rome, one of seventeen times he did so in Europe's premier club competition, also doing so on four other occasions. He moved on to Sunderland the following year.
1990 – Former second-string custodian Dean Bouzanis was born in Sydney, Australia. He arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2007 and helped the reds to reach the FA Youth Cup Final in 2009. He spent much of the 2009/10 season on loan at League Two side Accrington Stanley, turning out nineteen times in total, and was released by the reds in April 2011.
Youngest derby scorer
1937 - Tommy Lawton scored from the spot for Everton aged seventeen years and 362 days, the first of his six goals past us to become the youngest ever Merseyside derby goalscorer, helping to condemn us to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Berry Nieuwenhuys grabbed our late consolation, with Ben Dabbs playing his 56th and final reds game. Douglas Trentham had opened the scoring for the visitors.
2005 - We were humbled 4-1 at home by Chelsea in a League game, with Steven Gerrard drawing us level after Djimi Traoré had conceded a penalty converted by Frank Lampard to hand the Blues the lead, one of his eight goals past us. This was our worst home defeat since December 1969, and the Blues’ third straight League win at Anfield. Damien Duff, future red Joe Cole and Geremi all also struck for the visitors.
1968 - We were dumped out of the Fairs Cup, losing on the toss of a disc to Athletic Bilbao. We had lost the first leg in Spain 2-1, with this second leg ending 2-1 in our favour, even after extra time, with Chris Lawler and Emlyn Hughes netting after we had gone behind to a José Argoitia goal. We had been the beneficiaries of a coin-toss win three years earlier, against 1. FC Köln in the European Cup. This time, a coloured disc was used with skipper Ron Yeats allocated the red side and the Spaniards white, according to the team colours. Red was unfortunately not the colour that night.
1991 - Barry Jones made his only senior reds appearance as a substitute in our 1-0 defeat in Finland to Kuusysi Lahti in a UEFA Cup tie, although we progressed 6-2 on aggregate. This was our first European trip since the ban imposed after Heysel was lifted. Ex-Wimbledon striker Mike Belfield netted for the Finns on the night, while winger Jimmy Carter played his eighth and final reds game.
A derby win
1909 - Jack Parkinson, Jimmy Stewart and Arthur Goddard all struck as we won 3-2 in the top flight at Goodison. Bertie Freeman and Tim Coleman each scored one of their nine goals past us.
Representing the League
1963 - Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan both represented the Football League as they lost 2-1 to a League of Ireland side at Dalymont Park in Dublin.
Beating the Lilywhites
We have travelled to Deepdale to take on Preston North End three times on this day in history, without tasting defeat.
1915 - Fred Pagnam and Walter Wadsworth grabbed the goals as we won 2-1 in a Wartime League fixture.
1897 - We drew 1-1, with Harry Bradshaw on the scoresheet in his hundredth League outing. Keeper Harry Storer saved a penalty from Moses Sanders.
1920 - Harry Chambers, Dick Forshaw and Harold Wadsworth were on target as we won another top-flight encounter 3-2, with Tommy Roberts bagging the first two of his four goals against the reds.
2004 – Future reds keeper Andy Lonergan scored for Preston North End at Leicester City from his own area. This secured a 1-1 draw in this Championship encounter.
Up against the Villains
1965 - Peter Thompson struck twice as we beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Anfield in the First Division, with Ian St. John also scoring. Chris Lawler made the first of 316 consecutive reds appearances in this game.
1999 - Our Premiership meeting at Villa Park ended goalless. Steve Staunton was laughably sent off in what was his hundredth League appearance for the reds by Rob Harris for a second bookable offence after half an hour having been wrongly adjudged not to have retreated ten yards at a free-kick. Steven Gerrard then superbly slotted in as our emergency left-back.
1926 - Tom Jennings scored all Leeds United’s goals as they won 4-2 at Anfield in the top flight, four of his seven past us in all and the second of three consecutive League games in which he struck trebles. Dick Forshaw and Gordon Hodgson netted our goals.
1976 – Kevin Keegan played his 200th League game for the reds as Middlesbrough held us to a goalless draw at Anfield.
Twice against the Tangerines
1935 – We lost a Lancashire Senior Cup First Round tie 4-1 to Blackpool at Anfield, with Alf Hanson on target for the reds.
1946 – We drew 2-2 at Bloomfield Road at the same hurdle. Cyril Done struck twice, including once from the spot.
Reds in Arabia
1978 - We drew 1-1 with the Saudi Arabian national side in a friendly in Jeddah with Kenny Dalglish grabbing our goal.
2020 – Forward Rhian Brewster was sold to Sheffield United after four reds outings, as the Blades paid a club record £23.5m. However, he failed to score in thirty appearances in his first season as they were relegated from the Premier League.
1990 - Second string midfielder Jim Magilton was sold to Oxford United for £100,000. He notched 42 goals in 173 appearances for the U’s.
1979 - Paul Walsh signed as a professional for Charlton Athletic, a day after his seventeenth birthday. He scored 28 times in 89 games for the Addicks, before moving to Luton Town for £400,000 in July 1982.
2018 – Ex-reds winger Adam Hammill signed for St. Mirren, scoring four times in thirteen games before moving on to Sc***horpe United the following January.
Simon on target
2006 - András Simon grabbed the only goal of the game as Hungary Under-17’s won a European Championships qualifier in Armenia. The forward was also booked.
Reds bosses in and out
2003 - Mike Marsh resigned as Manager of Unibond League side Burscough, after just over three months in the job. On the same day, reds striking legend Ian Rush was appointed Wales Under-17’s coach.
2004 - Bruce Grobbelaar was sacked as Manager of South African side Manning Rangers.
2008 - Dean Saunders was named as Wrexham boss. He led them to tenth, eleventh and then fourth in the Conference National in his three seasons in charge.
An international debutant
1968 - Future red Jack Whitham won his only cap for England Under-23’s as a substitute in their 3-1 defeat of Wales at the Racecourse Ground.
In World Cup action
2009 - Martin Kelly played for England Under-20’s as they drew 1-1 with Uzbekistan in a World Championship Finals group game in Egypt, while future red Sebastián Coates featured in Uruguay’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in the same group.
Other reds games
1993 – Arsenal held us to a goalless draw at Anfield.
1982 – We lost 1-0 at Ipswich Town with Mich D’Avray heading in late on.
1971 – We drew 0-0 at Stoke City.
1954 – We beat Notts County 3-1 in a Second Division match in L4 as Eric Anderson struck either side of a John Evans goal.
1948 – Derby County held us to a goalless draw at Anfield.
2009 - Fernando Torres was named PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for August and September, having netted eight times in seven outings.