Reds on the way out
1992 - Dean Saunders was sold to Aston Villa for £2.3m, just a year and 25 goals in 61 games after arriving from Derby County for a British record £2.9m fee in July 1991.
1986 - Gary Ablett joined Hull City on loan. He made five appearances for the Tigers before returning to Anfield.
1909 – Full-back Percy Saul moved on to Coventry City after two goals in 83 reds games since arriving from Plymouth Argyle in April 1906.
Scales weighs in
1994 - Centre-half John Scales made his reds bow as West Ham United held us to a goalless draw at Anfield. Tony Cottee was sent off for the Hammers as Rob Jones reached a century of League appearances for the reds.
Bell tolls again
2011 – Craig Bellamy played the first game of his second reds spell as we lost 1-0 at Stoke City, with Jon Walters scoring from the spot with the first of his seven goals past us to date after Jamie Carragher was penalised. Ex-red Peter Crouch made his Potters bow.
Thumping the Trotters
1930 - We secured our record victory over Bolton Wanderers, running out 7-2 winners. Archie McPherson, Dick Edmed and Gordon Hodgson all nabbed braces, with Jimmy Smith completing the scoring. Jack Milsom struck the first of his seven goals against the reds, with George Gibson bagging one of his five.
1949 - We entertained the Trotters in another First Division meeting, with Kevin Baron netting in a 1-1 draw.
Busby for the last time
1938 – Matt Busby struck his third and final reds goal as we beat Charlton Athletic 1-0 at Anfield.
Beating the champions
2016 – We thumped reigning champions Leicester City 4-1 at Anfield. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané scored before Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back, the third of his seven past us to date. Adam Lallana struck after the break with Firmino adding a fourth late on. The crowd of 53,075 was the largest at Anfield since May 1977 as the new, expanded Main Stand was used for the first time.
Up against Spurs
1952 - We beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield in a top-flight match. John Smith equalised after Eddie Baily had given the visitors the lead from distance, with Billy Liddell converting a late penalty.
2005 - Our fixture at White Hart Lane ended goalless.
Christening Roker Park
1898 - We took part in the first ever game at Roker Park as Sunderland won 1-0 in our First Division encounter thanks to a Jim Leslie strike.
1927 - We also lost on Wearside, with Gordon Hodgson netting in our 2-1 defeat. Dave Halliday scored one of his thirteen goals past us, with Len Hargreaves also on target.
1983 – Alan Hansen played his 200th League game as we won 2-0 at Arsenal thanks to goals from Craig Johnston and Kenny Dalglish.
1966 – Keeper Tommy Lawrence reached 200 reds appearances in our 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Anfield, with Geoff Strong on target.
Off on loan
2013 – Portuguese midfielder João Teixeira joined Brentford on loan, but only played twice before returning early to Melwood as the Bees struggled in League One.
1895 – Half-back Bill Keech signed from Barnsley St. Peter’s, although he played just six Second Division games, helping us to claim the title that season, returning to his former club in 1897. He later played as a forward for Leicester Fosse, before returning to the half-back line with Queens Park Rangers’ first professional team in the Southern League.
1910 - Forward Joseph Brough made the first of his eleven reds appearances in our 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers. Jack Parkinson grabbed both our goals.
1928 – Inside-forward Jack Haigh was born in Rotherham. He signed from Gainsborough Trinity in October 1949, netting three times in eleven outings before joining Sc***horpe United in August 1952. He is remembered as one of the Iron’s greatest ever players, scoring 72 times in 264 games for them.
1995 – Midfielder Dan Trickett-Smith was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He arrived from Crewe Alexandra for an initial £300,000 in April 2012, signing pro terms in the summer of 2013.
1996 – Left-back Sam Hart was born in Horwich. He arrived at Melwood from Manchester United’s Academy, failing to break through to the first team, moving on to Blackburn Rovers in August 2017.
A lucky day against the Blades
We have beaten Sheffield United three times on this day in history.
1958 - Billy Liddell and Geoff Twentyman were on the scoresheet in our 2-1 win at Anfield in the Second Division.
1928 - Dick Edmed bagged a brace with Tom Reid also on target as we won 3-1 at Bramall Lane in a top-flight match, with Fred Tunstall netting one of his eight goals against the reds.
1921 - Tom Bromilow netted the only goal of the game at the same venue, with right-half Francis Checkland making the first of his five senior reds appearances.
Goals ruled out
1988 - We drew 1-1 at Aston Villa, with both sides having goals disallowed for offside. Alan McInally netted after having an effort chalked off, with an Ian Rush goal also discounted. Ray Houghton bagged the equaliser with an audacious free-kick chipped past Nigel Spink.
1932 - We were held to a goalless draw at Anfield by the Villains.
Michael on TV
1999 - “Michael Owen’s Soccer Skills” began its six-week run, airing at 6.45pm on BBC2, and repeated on subsequent Sundays at 11.30am. The first show focused on passing.
1980 - Phil Thompson skippered England as they beat Norway 4-0 at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier, with Terry McDermott nabbing two goals, including a penalty. On the same day, future red Mark Lawrenson was on target in the Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 World Cup defeat of the Netherlands at Lansdowne Road. Meanwhile, Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen appeared in Scotland’s 1-0 defeat in Sweden.
First and last caps
1985 - Joey Jones won his first cap as a Huddersfield Town player, and 67th to date, as Scotland held Wales to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park. Steve Nicol and Ian Rush both also played in this match. Future reds Barry Venison and Mark Walters played in a 3-0 European Championships qualifying win for England Under-21’s against Romania at Portman Road on the same day.
2019 - Sepp van den Berg won his first cap for the Dutch Under-19’s as a reds player as they thumped Portugal 4-0 in a friendly in Katwijk. Corey Whelan played for the Irish Under-21’s for the first time as a Phoenix Rising player, with ex-red Raheem Sterling on target as the senior England side beat Kosovo 5-3 in a European Championships qualifier in Southampton, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson also featuring. Caoimhín Kelleher and ex-red Sebastián Coates also played for their countries that day.
2008 – Ex-red Steve Finnan won his 53rd and last cap for the Republic of Ireland as they held Montenegro to a goalless draw in a World Cup qualifier in Podgorica, with Robbie Keane also featuring.
1997 - Stan Collymore won his third and final cap, and only one as an Aston Villa player, as a substitute in England’s 4-0 defeat of Moldova in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Phil Babb, Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Jason McAteer, ex-red Steve Staunton and future red Stéphane Henchoz all also featured in World Cup fixtures.
2001 - Andrea Dossena won his fourth and final Under-20’s cap as Italy beat Algeria 2-1.
2013 - Pepe Reina won his first cap while on loan with SSC Napoli as Spain were held to a 2-2 friendly draw by Chile in Geneva, with ex-red Álvaro Arbeloa also featuring. On the same day, Krisztián Németh played for Hungary for the first time while with Roda JC Kerkrade, scoring as they thumped Estonia 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Future red Mohamed Salah scored in his fourth consecutive international as Egypt beat Guinea 4-2 in another qualifier. Nikolay Mihaylov won his last cap as a Hellas Verona player as Bulgaria won a qualifier 2-1 in Malta. Daniel Agger, future reds Ádám Bogdán and Mario Balotelli and ex-reds Raúl Meireles and Maxi Rodríguez also notched for their countries, with Steven Gerrard, Martin Škrtel, Luis Suárez, ex-reds Craig Bellamy, Alexander Kačaniklić, Robbie Keane. Dirk Kuyt, Carl Medjani and future reds Rickie Lambert, Lazar Marković, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri also playing, with Roy Hodgson taking charge of England.
2018 – Andy Robertson captained Scotland as they beat Albania 2-0 in a UEFA Nations League group game at Hampden Park. Meanwhile, Rafael Camacho played for Portugal Under-19’s as they lost 3-1 to Italy in a friendly in Bologna, while future red Kostas Tsimikas struck his second and last goal for Greece Under-21’s in their 2-1 European Championships qualifying defeat of the Czech Republic in Prague.
Reds strikers on target
2003 - Michael Owen netted in England’s 2-0 Euro 2004 qualifying win over Liechtenstein at Old Trafford, as well as skippering the side for part of the game. Steven Gerrard, future reds Joe Cole and ex-red David James also featured. On the same day, Milan Baroš was on target as the Czech Republic qualified for the Finals by beating the Netherlands 3-1 in Prague. Vladimír Šmicer also played, while the Dutch had Edgar Davids sent off. Meanwhile, Stéphane Henchoz skippered Switzerland as they lost 4-1 in Russia, with future red Ragnar Klavan winning his only cap for Estonia Under-20’s. Jerzy Dudek, Sami Hyypiä, John Arne Riise and future reds Xabi Alonso, Yossi Benayoun, Paul Jones, Christian Poulsen, Fernando Torres and Andriy Voronin all also played in qualifiers, with Salif Diao playing for Senegal in a 1-0 friendly win in Japan.
2012 – Samed Yeşil scored for Germany Under-19’s as they beat Wales 3-1 in a friendly in Kiel. On the same day, Péter Gulácsi, Jordan Henderson, Jonjo Shelvey, Danny Wilson, future red Steven Caulker and ex-red Tom Ince all featured in Under-21’s action, with Nathaniel Clyne winning his first cap at this level as a Southampton player and Martin Kelly playing for the eighth and last time.
2014 – Ex-red Carl Medjani bagged his first goal as a Trabzonspor player as Algeria beat Mali 1-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blida. Future reds Naby Keïta and Mohamed Salah also featured in qualifiers that day.
Kenny enters a new century
1986 - Kenny Dalglish won his 101st cap for Scotland in their goalless draw with Bulgaria in a European Championships qualifier at Hampden Park. Mark Lawrenson, Ian Rush, Ronnie Whelan and future reds John Aldridge, John Barnes, Glenn Hysén and Dean Saunders all also played for their countries that day.
2008 – Sami Hyypiä captained Finland, with ex-red Daniel Sjölund netting as they drew 3-3 with Germany in a World Cup qualifier in Helsinki, with Miroslav Klose bagging a hat-trick for the away side. Theo Walcott struck a treble for England as they thumped Croatia 4-1 in Zagreb, with future red Joe Cole and ex-reds Emile Heskey and David James featuring. Nicolas Anelka netted his first goal for France as a Chelsea player in their 2-1 victory over Serbia at the Stade de France with ex-red Alou Diarra also in action. Christian Poulsen bagged his first goal as a Juventus player, with Daniel Agger also playing in Denmark’s 3-2 win in Portugal. Yossi Benayoun skippered Israel to a 2-1 win in Moldova with Xabi Alonso, Andrea Dossena, Dirk Kuyt, Lucas, Martin Škrtel, Andriy Voronin, future reds Alberto Aquilani, Ragnar Klavan, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Alex Manninger and Luis Suárez and ex-reds Milan Baroš, Mark González and Harry Kewell also playing in qualifiers, with John Toshack taking charge of Wales in Russia.