2000 - Michael Owen scored a first half hat-trick past former team-mate David James as we defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Anfield. He therefore became our first ever player to score two first-half hat-tricks in League games. Steve Stone bagged Villa’s late consolation.
1965 - ‘Sir’ Roger Hunt netted a treble in our 5-1 win at West Ham United, after Gordon Milne and Ian Callaghan had opened the scoring. Martin Peters scored for the Irons, one of his fourteen goals past us, with all the goals coming before the hour mark.
1986 - We also thumped the Hammers on their home turf when substitute Kenny Dalglish struck twice in a 5-2 victory, with Ronnie Whelan, Craig Johnston and Ian Rush also on target. Future reds first-team coach Kevin Keen made his senior debut for the Hammers in this game. Ray Stewart put the home side in front inside ten minutes, with Tony Cottee bagging the first of his eight goals against the reds.
1892 - Scottish keeper Ken Campbell was born in Cambuslang, Glasgow. He signed from Cambuslang Rangers in May 1911 and took over from Sam Hardy in the reds goal, playing 142 times including the 1914 FA Cup Final, before being replaced after the war by the great Elisha Scott. On exactly the same day, outside-left Albert Pearson was born in Tynemouth. He netted four times in 51 reds games after signing from Port Vale in March 1919, returning there two years later.
1988 - Jimmy Ryan was born in Maghull. The central midfielder joined League Two outfit Accrington Stanley in August 2008, having featured in both of our recent victorious FA Youth Cup campaigns, but failed to break into the first–team squad.
A goalscoring debut
1902 - Inside-right George Livingstone scored on his reds bow as we beat Blackburn Rovers 5-2 at Anfield in our first game of the season, with Sam Raybould and Jack Cox both grabbing braces. Inside-forward Edgar Chadwick also debuted in this game, with Walter Whittaker nabbing two of his six goals against the reds.
1913 - Danny Shea scored four of his ten goals against the reds as Blackburn Rovers thumped us 6-2 at Ewood Park, with Tom Miller netting both our goals and Bob Ferguson missing a penalty for the reds. Eddie Latheron also scored for the home side with Billy Bradshaw converting from the spot.
1954 – Centre-half Laurie Hughes played his 200th League game for the reds as we lost a Second Division fixture 3-0 at Bristol Rovers. Geoff Bradford netted the first three of his five goals past us.
1989 - Mark Lawrenson was appointed Manager of Fourth Division Peterborough United. They finished ninth at the end of that season, and he stayed in the job for fourteen months, before being sacked.
2004 - Graeme Souness resigned as Blackburn Rovers boss after four and a half years in charge. He took up the vacant managerial post at Newcastle United the following week, but was sacked after seventeen months at St. James’ Park.
Out with the old, in with the new
1995 - John Barnes won his 79th and final cap in England’s goalless friendly draw with Colombia at Wembley. He had scored eleven times for his country. Jamie Redknapp made his senior international debut in the same game, while Nick Barmby won his first cap as a Middlesbrough player. Steve McManaman also played.
On the same day, Markus Babbel grabbed his only international goal as Germany beat Georgia 4-1 in a European Championships qualifier in Nuremberg. Fellow future red Christian Ziege netted his first goal for the German senior side in the same game. Ex-red István Kozma won his fortieth and final cap for Hungary as they lost a qualifier 2-0 in Turkey.
Also in action that day were Ian Rush, ex-reds Øyvind Leonhardsen and Ronnie Rosenthal, and future reds Stéphane Henchoz, Jari Litmanen and Gary McAllister, with Roy Hodgson managing Switzerland.
Vlad on target again and again
2003 - Vladimír Šmicer struck in his third consecutive Czech Republic game for the second time, with clubmate Milan Baroš also on target in their 3-2 European Championships qualifying win in Belarus.
2002 - Milan bagged a brace with Vlad also scoring in their 5-0 friendly defeat of Yugoslavia in Prague, despite having broken a toe in the first minute of the game.
1997 - Future red Šmicer also netted for his country as they won a World Cup qualifier 2-0 in the Faroe Islands.
1998 - He grabbed the only goal of a Euro 2000 qualifier in the same country, with future reds clubmate Patrik Berger also playing.
1994 - Future red Patrik Berger netted in a 6-1 European Championships qualifying thumping of Malta in Bazaly. Roy Hodgson managed a Switzerland side that included future red Stéphane Henchoz to a 1-0 friendly win over the United Arab Emirates in Sion.
2011 – Future red Xherdan Shaqiri bagged a treble as Switzerland beat Bulgaria 3-1 in a European Championships qualifier in Basel, with ex-red Nikolay Mihaylov in goal for the visitors. Meanwhile, Christian Benteke scored while winning his last Under-21’s cap as a Royal Standard de Liège player in Belgium’s 4-1 qualifying win over Azerbaijan in Antwerp. Future red Fabio Borini scored past Péter Gulácsi as Italy Under-21’s won 3-0 in a qualifier in Hungary.
2013 – Shaqiri played in a World Cup qualifier as Switzerland were held to a 4-4 draw by Iceland in Bern, with Aston Villa’s Benteke also in qualifying action.
Disappointment on Teesside
We have twice visited Ayresome Park on this day in history, without securing a win.
1930 - Robert Done scored from the spot with Gordon Hodgson and Dick Edmed also on target in a 3-3 top-flight draw. Bobby Bruce bagged one of his five goals past us, with Freddie Warren and Billy Pease also on the scoresheet.
1958 - Jimmy Harrower nabbed our consolation as Middlesbrough won a Second Division encounter 2-1, thanks to a Brian Clough brace, two of his ten goals against the reds.
2003 - Future red Fernando Torres won his first senior international cap as they won a friendly 3-0 in Portugal, with Xabi Alonso also featuring. On the same day, Andriy Voronin made his first appearance for Ukraine as a 1. FC Köln player in their goalless Euro 2004 qualifier with Northern Ireland in Donetsk.
2016 – Gini Wijnaldum won his first cap as a reds player as the Netherlands drew 1-1 with Sweden in a World Cup qualifier in Solna. Mohamed Salah played his first game for Egypt while on loan at Roma, scoring as they won a qualifier 5-1 in Chad.
Ex-red Luis Suárez converted a penalty as Uruguay thumped Paraguay 4-0 in Montevideo, while Philippe Coutinho, Ragnar Klavan, Harry Wilson, future reds Alisson Becker, Kostas Tsimikas and Virgil van Dijk, and ex-reds Péter Gulácsi and Krisztián Németh all also featured for their countries.
2015 – Future red Wijnaldum also played for his country, as the Netherlands lost a European Championships qualifier 3-0 in Turkey. Salah won his first cap since making his move to Roma permanent as Egypt lost a friendly 1-0 in South Africa. Christian Benteke won his first cap as a red as Belgium won a European Championships qualifier 1-0 in Cyprus, with Divock Origi also featuring. Meanwhile, Joël Matip played for Cameroon in a 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win in Gambia.
A good day for Mark
1995 - Mark Kennedy won his first cap for the Republic of Ireland as they lost 3-1 in a Euro ’96 qualifier in Austria, with Phil Babb and ex-red Ray Houghton also playing.
1997 - He netted his first goal as the Irish won a World Cup qualifier 4-2 in Iceland. Jason McAteer and ex-red Steve Staunton also featured.
Crouchie on target again
2006 - Peter Crouch scored in his third consecutive England game for the second time as they won 1-0 in the FYR Macedonia, taking him to eleven international strikes in 2006, a national record for a calendar year. Steven Gerrard won his fiftieth cap in the same game, with future red Stewart Downing also featuring. Daniel Agger, Xabi Alonso, Luis García, Sami Hyypiä, future reds Christian Poulsen, Martin Škrtel, Fernando Torres and Andriy Voronin and ex-red Jari Litmanen also played in Euro 2008 qualifiers that day, with Roy Hodgson taking charge of Finland and future red Philipp Degen appearing in a friendly tournament.
Future red Yossi Benayoun netted as Israel thumped Andorra 4-1 in another qualifier, while Dirk Kuyt bagged his first goal as a reds player in the Netherlands’ 3-0 defeat of Belarus, with future red Ryan Babel also in action. Meanwhile, Scott Carson was in the England Under-21’s goal as they qualified for the European Championships Finals with a 3-2 win in Switzerland, as future red James Milner scored, with future red Nuri Şahin also in international action.
2013 – Rickie Lambert bagged his final goal as a Southampton player, with skipper Steven Gerrard also on target as Roy Hodgson’s England beat Moldova 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Luis Suárez bagged a brace, including a penalty, as Uruguay won 2-1 in Peru. Also in World Cup action that day were Daniel Agger and Martin Škrtel, who both captained their countries, future reds Ádám Bogdán and James Milner, and ex-reds Craig Bellamy, Robbie Keane, Dirk Kuyt, Raúl Meireles, Nikolay Mihaylov and Nuri Şahin, while Danny Ward played for Wales Under-21’s.
Milan off the mark
2011 - Milan Jovanović struck his first goal for Serbia as a Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht player in their 3-1 defeat of Faroe Islands in a Euro 2012 qualifier in Belgrade. Also in international action that day were Daniel Agger, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Péter Gulácsi, Dirk Kuyt, Martin Škrtel, future reds Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet and James Milner, and ex-reds Xabi Alonso, Álvaro Arbeloa, Yossi Benayoun, Robbie Keane, Javier Mascherano, Nikolay Mihaylov, John Arne Riise, Daniel Sjölund, Andriy Voronin, with John Toshack taking charge of Wales.
St. Michael loses a record
2003 - Everton’s Wayne Rooney became England’s youngest ever goalscorer, beating Michael Owen’s record as they won 2-1 in a Euro 2004 qualifier in the FYR Macedonia. Emile Heskey, Owen and ex-red David James all also featured. Also in international action that day were Jerzy Dudek, Sami Hyypiä and John Arne Riise and future reds Craig Bellamy, Yossi Benayoun, Mark González, Paul Jones, Ragnar Klavan and Andriy Voronin, while Bolo Zenden was winning his first cap while on loan at Middlesbrough, and 47th in all.
Thumping the Wearsiders
1922 - We beat Sunderland 5-1 at Anfield thanks to a Harry Chambers brace and goals from Dick Johnson and Donald Mackinlay, with Dick Forshaw netting in his hundredth reds game while Charlie Buchan bagged one of his 21 goals against the reds.
Beating the Mancs
1893 – Hugh McQueen netted the only goal of our Anfield friendly meeting with Newton Heath, as Manchester United were then known.
Disappointment against the Baggies
1920 – We were held to a goalless draw by West Bromwich Albion in a top-flight encounter at Anfield.
1976 - We lost 1-0 in a League Cup Second Round replay at The Hawthorns, with Irish midfielder Mick Martin bagging the decisive goal.
2008 – Joe Cole bagged a brace from off the bench, his final England goals as a Chelsea player, as they beat Andorra 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Barcelona. Ex-reds Emile Heskey, David James and future reds Stewart Downing and Glen Johnson also featured.
Other international reds
1989 - John Aldridge won his final cap as a reds player as the Republic of Ireland held West Germany to a 1-1 draw in a friendly at Lansdowne Road. Clubmates Steve Staunton and Ronnie Whelan both also played. John Barnes, Peter Beardsley, Gary Gillespie, Steve McMahon, Steve Nicol, Ian Rush and future reds Glenn Hysén and Dean Saunders were all in World Cup qualifying action that day.
1997 - Future red Jari Litmanen netted in Finland’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win in Switzerland while winning his fiftieth cap, with future red Stéphane Henchoz on the losing side. Stig Inge Bjørnebye and future reds Markus Babbel and Christian Ziege also played for their countries that day.
2017 – Ex-red Luis Suárez played as Uruguay won a World Cup qualifier 2-1 in Paraguay.
2018 – Ex-red Ryan Babel won his fiftieth cap for the Netherlands as they beat Peru 2-1, with Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum also featuring. Adam Lewis made his debut for England Under-20’s, with Dominic Solanke and ex-red Joe Allen also playing for their countries that day.
2019 – Gini Wijnaldum scored as the Netherlands beat Germany 4-2 in a European Championships qualifier in Hamburg, with Virgil van Dijk captaining the side and Ryan Babel winning his first cap as a Galatasaray player. Dejan Lovren bagged his last goal for Croatia as a red in their 4-0 qualifying win in Slovakia. Caoimhín Kelleher, Divock Origi, Andy Robertson, Harry Wilson and ex-red Joe Allen all also played for their countries that day.
2008 – Steve Finnan won his first cap as an R.C.D. Espanyol player as the Republic of Ireland beat Georgia 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Mainz in Germany, with Robbie Keane also featuring. Harry Kewell played for Australia for the first time since joining Galatasaray, converting a penalty while skippering them to a 2-1 friendly defeat of the Netherlands in Eindhoven, with Ryan Babel and Dirk Kuyt both on the losing side.
On the same day, Rigobert Song won his first cap as a Trabzonspor player as Cameroon won a World Cup qualifier 2-1 in the Cape Verde Islands. Andriy Voronin played his first international while on loan with Hertha BSC Berlin as Ukraine beat Belarus 1-0 in another qualifier in Lviv. Daniel Agger, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, future reds Ragnar Klavan, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Alex Manninger, Christian Poulsen and Luis Suárez and ex-reds Nicolas Anelka, Mark González and John Arne Riise all also featured in qualifiers, with John Toshack managing Wales.
2009 – Javier Mascherano and future red Maxi Rodríguez represented Argentina again, as they lost 3-1 to Brazil in a World Cup qualifier in Rosario.
2013 – Lazar Marković won his first cap after moving to SL Benfica as Serbia were held to a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw by Croatia in Belgrade, with future red Dejan Lovren playing for the visitors.
2014 - Carl Medjani played for Algeria for the first time since joining Trabzonspor as they beat Ethiopia 2-1 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Addis Ababa.
Alberto in action
2002 – Future red Alberto Aquilani played for Italy Under-19’s as they beat Yugoslavia 2-1.
2005 – He was booked as the Under-21’s were held to a 1-1 draw by Belarus in a European Championships qualifier in Borisov.
Martin off the mark
2008 - Martin Škrtel scored his first goal as a reds player as Slovakia beat Northern Ireland 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Bratislava. Meanwhile, Yossi Benayoun netted while skippering Israel in their 2-2 draw with Switzerland in Tel-Aviv.
Youngsters on target for their countries
Daniel Sjölund struck for Finland Under-21’s in European Championships qualifiers on this day in consecutive years.
2002 - He netted in their 2-1 defeat of Wales in Valkeakoski.
2003 - He bagged the only goal of their game in Azerbaijan.
2012 - Jonjo Shelvey scored his first goal for England Under-21’s as they won a European Championships qualifier 2-0 in Azerbaijan, with future red Steven Caulker nabbing his second and last strike at this level. Jordan Henderson skippered a side that also included Martin Kelly, with ex-red Tom Ince winning his first cap at this level. Samed Yeşil struck his first two goals for Germany Under-19’s while winning his first cap at this level as a reds player in a 3-1 friendly defeat of England in Hamburg, with Raheem Sterling winning his only cap at this level and Adam Morgan also playing. Péter Gulácsi and Danny Wilson also featured in Under-21’s action that day.
2002 - Florent Sinama-Pongolle struck his first goal for France Under-21’s, the only one of their qualifier in Cyprus. He was winning his second cap, as were fellow reds Alou Diarra and Anthony Le Tallec. Chris Kirkland and future reds Xabi Alonso, Ragnar Klavan, Paul Konchesky, Jermaine Pennant, Pepe Reina, Albert Riera and Fernando Torres also played for their Under-21’s sides that day.
2005 - Ramon Calliste won his first cap for Wales Under-21’s as a reds player, having a goal disallowed as they lost 3-2 in a European Championships qualifier in Poland. Meanwhile, Anthony Le Tallec scored in his third consecutive Under-21’s game, converting a penalty as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in a qualifier in Cork. Also appearing at this level that day were future reds James Milner and Gary O’Neil, Scott Carson and John Welsh, who won his sixth and final Under-21’s cap as a red in England’s 1-1 draw in Germany.
Back to Merseyside
1994 - David Burrows signed for Everton from West Ham United on a free transfer, just a year after leaving Anfield. He only played 23 times in his one season with the Toffees, before moving on again to Birmingham City.
2013 - Neil Critchley was appointed Under-18’s Coach at the Academy. He moved up to the Under-23’s, leaving to take over as Head Coach of Blackpool last March.