2015 - Jürgen Klopp was appointed reds boss following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers. He has so far led us to UEFA Champions League glory in Madrid, our first League title in thirty years, FIFA Club World cup and UEFA Super Cup as well as three other cup finals, generating a great rapport with the crowd. On the same day, the departures of Chris Davies, Glen Driscoll and Sean O’Driscoll from the backroom staff were all announced.
All sitting comfortably
1994 - Neil Ruddock scored the first goal in front of the new all-seater Kop, as we beat Aston Villa 3-2, with Robbie Fowler bagging a brace. Guy Whittingham and ex-red Steve Staunton struck for the visitors.
1968 - Tommy Smith and Alan Ball, with one of his eleven goals against the reds, were on the scoresheet in the hundredth League derby as we drew 1-1 at Anfield.
1898 – Full-back Archie Goldie played his hundredth reds game as we lost 2-1 at Stoke, with Jack Cox on target.
1999 - Jamie Carragher equalled the record number of England Under-21’s caps, held by Gary Owen, as he won his 22nd cap, captaining them for the first time in their 4-1 friendly defeat of Denmark at Valley Parade. Substitute David Thompson scored, with fellow red Steven Gerrard also in the team. Carra went on to claim 27 in total, which was still an England record until he was overtaken by Scott Carson, and more recently by James Milner who eventually made 46 appearances.
1996 - David Thompson won his first cap at Under-21’s level as a substitute in England’s goalless draw with Poland at Molineux. Future red Emile Heskey was in the starting eleven.
1955 - Billy Liddell won his 29th and final cap as Scotland beat Northern Ireland 2-1 at Windsor Park in Belfast. Future reds keeper Tommy Younger won his fifth cap in the same game.
2013 - Craig Bellamy announced his retirement from international football after nineteen strikes in 78 games for Wales.
1921 - Harry Beadles struck the first of his six reds goals as we drew 1-1 at Preston North End in a top-flight encounter. Right-half Francis Checkland played his fifth and final reds game that day, with Preston’s late equaliser coming from the spot from future red Archie Rawlings.
1930 – Jimmy Smith scored a hat-trick as we thumped Everton 5-0 in a Lancashire Senior Cup Second Round tie at Anfield, with Gordon Hodgson and Tom Bradshaw also scoring.
2009 – Future red Dejan Lovren came off the bench to make his debut in Croatia’s 3-2 friendly defeat of Qatar in Rijeka.
1997 - Bjørn Tore Kvarme won his only senior international cap as Norway were held to a goalless friendly draw in Oslo by Colombia. Clubmate Stig Inge Bjørnebye also played, with future red Milan Baroš in action for the Czech Republic Under-16’s on the same day.
1995 - Brad Friedel won his first cap as a Galatasaray player as the USA beat Saudi Arabia by the odd goal in seven in a friendly in Washington DC. Future reds Markus Babbel and Christian Ziege both played in Germany’s 6-1 thumping of Moldova in a Euro ’96 qualifier in Leverkusen on the same day.
Off to Filbert Street again and again
1927 - We drew 1-1 at Leicester City with Gordon Hodgson on target and Ernie Hine bagging one of his ten strikes past us.
1932 - Hodgson struck again as we won 2-1, with Syd Roberts scoring his first reds goal, while Danny Liddle netted the first of his four goals against the reds.
1938 - Harman van den Berg netted an 89th minute equaliser, his first reds goal, as we drew 2-2 with Berry Nieuwenhuys also on target.
Twice against the Robins
We have twice played at Ashton Gate on this day in history, winning on neither occasion.
1955 - Bristol City won our Second Division encounter 2-1 with Tony Rowley bagging our consolation as John Atyeo bagged the first two of his five goals past us for the home side.
1974 - We were held to a goalless draw in a Third Round League Cup tie. However, we won the Anfield replay 4-0 three weeks later.
2008 - Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Bob Paisley and the 1978 reds team were all inducted into the National Football Museum’s European Hall of Fame at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Bye bye Carter
1991 - Winger Jimmy Carter joined Arsenal for £500,000, just nine months after signing from Millwall. He had made just eight appearances in his time at Anfield.
2001 - Joey Jones stepped down as Caretaker Manager of Wrexham. He had been in charge for just two games, both of which were lost, and was replaced by Denis Smith.
1997 - Jan Mølby was sacked as Manager of Swansea City, his first management role, despite only losing sixteen of his eighty games in charge, and only just missing out on promotion in his one full season at the Vetch Field.
Avi for Israel
Ex-red Avi Cohen twice turned out for his country on this day in consecutive years.
1985 - Israel lost a World Cup qualifier 2-1 to Australia in Tel-Aviv, with future red Ronnie Rosenthal also appearing as a substitute.
1986 - Avi featured as Romania won a friendly 4-2 at the same stadium.
Yossi’s first strike
2005 - Yossi Benayoun bagged his first goal for Israel as a West Ham United player as they beat the Faroe Islands 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Tel-Aviv. Future red Fernando Torres grabbed both goals as Spain beat Belgium 2-0 in another qualifier in Brussels. On the same day, future red Nuri Şahin made his senior international bow, netting his only goal as a Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund player as Turkey beat Germany 2-1 in a friendly in Istanbul. Also representing their countries were Steve Finnan, Sami Hyypiä, John Arne Riise, future reds Robbie Keane, Jan Kromkamp, Dirk Kuyt, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Martin Škrtel, Kolo Touré and Andriy Voronin and ex-reds Milan Baroš, Paul Jones, Daniel Sjölund, Vladimír Šmicer and Rigobert Song.
More international goalscorers
2017 – Emre Can scored his first senior international goal, and his only one as a reds player, as Germany beat Azerbaijan 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Kaiserslautern. Mohamed Salah scored twice, including one from the spot, as Egypt beat Republic of the Congo 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Alexandria. Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both featured as England won a qualifier 1-0 in Lithuania, while Rhian Brewster played for England Under-17’s as they beat Chile 4-0 in the World Championship Finals in India. Future red Andy Robertson also featured in a World Cup qualifier that day.
2006 – Kolo Touré scored his last goal as an Arsenal player as the Ivory Coast thrashed Gabon 5-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Abidjan. Future red Alex Manninger played for Austria Under-21’s in their 4-1 European Championships qualifying defeat in Sweden on the same day.
2016 – Daniel Sturridge scored in England’s 20 defeat of Malta in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mané and Andy Robertson also played in qualifiers that day. Future reds Academy keeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle scored a header on his debut for Guyana as they lost a Caribbean Cup qualifier 3-2 in Suriname.
2010 – Jonjo Shelvey converted a penalty as England Under-19’s thumped Albania 6-1 in a European Championships qualifier in Belgium, with Andre Wisdom also featuring. David N’Gog netted for France Under-21’s as they beat Turkey 2-0 in a friendly in Troyes, while future red Jordan Henderson bagged his first goal at the same level as England beat Romania 2-1 in the first leg of their European Championships Play-off at Carrow Road, with future red Daniel Sturridge also featuring.
On the same day, Luis Suárez struck a hat-trick that included a penalty, his final goals as an Ajax player, as Uruguay trounced Indonesia 7-1 in a friendly in Jakarta. John Arne Riise was booked and also grabbed his last goal while with Roma as Norway won a Euro 2012 qualifier 2-1 in Cyprus, with ex-red Robbie Keane scoring from the spot as the Republic of Ireland lost 3-2 to Russia in another qualifier in Dublin. Also in international action that day were Milan Jovanović, Dirk Kuyt, Raul Meireles, Christian Poulsen, Martin Škrtel, future reds Ragnar Klavan, Nuri Şahin and Xherdan Shaqiri and ex-reds Álvaro Arbeloa, Alou Diarra, Javier Mascherano, Nikolay Mihaylov and Andriy Voronin.
International reds galore
2005 - A whole host of reds featured in World Cup qualifiers, with Peter Crouch winning his first cap as a reds player in England’s 1-0 defeat of Austria at Old Trafford, and Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, future reds Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen and ex-red Michael Owen all also in action. Djibril Cissé struck as France drew 1-1 in future red Philip Degen’s Switzerland, with ex-red El-Hadji Diouf on target as Senegal beat a Mali side that included Djimi Traoré 3-0 in Dakar.
2004 – Darren Potter and future reds Daniel Agger, Alberto Aquilani, Ramon Calliste, Scott Carson, Stewart Downing, Glen Johnson, Gary O’Neil and Jermaine Pennant all played in European Championships qualifiers at Under-21’s level, with future red James Milner netting his first goal at this level.
2007 - Péter Gulácsi and Krisztián Németh both played for Hungary Under-19’s as they trounced Kazakhstan 6-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Szekesfehervar, with Németh winning his first cap at this level as a red.
2011 – Gulácsi skippered Hungary Under-21’s in their 2-1 European Championships qualifying defeat in Turkey. Charlie Adam and future red Mohamed Salah were also in international action that day.
2015 – Sheyi Ojo, Jordan Rossiter and future red Dominic Solanke all played as England Under-19’s won a European Championships qualifier 2-0 in Macedonia. Mamadou Sakho and ex-reds Javier Mascherano and Krisztián Németh also featured for their countries on the same day.
2019 – Sepp van den Berg played for the Dutch Under-19’s as they thumped Moldova 5-0 in a European Championships qualifier in Latvia.
2012 – Reds midfielder Joe Allen was named Player of the Year and Club Player of the Year for 2011/12 at the FAW Awards, based on his time with Swansea City and the national side.
1938 – Ex-reds reserves centre-half Matt O’Mahoney won his only cap for Northern Ireland as they lost 2-0 to Scotland in the British International Championships at Windsor Park. Andy Beattie, who guested for the reds during the war and later spent some time on our backroom staff, and Bill Shankly were both on the winning side. O’Mahoney also won six caps for the south of Ireland.