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Red of the Day Archives

Red of the Day - Kevin Keegan

Apr 28 2014 08:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Frank DaceyMany younger Reds are more likely to associate Kevin Keegan with Newcastle these days, but the Yorkshireman first burst onto the scene with Liverpool and indeed was, arguably, the club’s first superstar.  Keegan had first come to Bil...

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Red of the Day - Ian Ross

Dec 12 2013 10:49 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodIan's versatility was possibly the reason why he made only 68 first-team appearances for Liverpool in six seasons. Sure, there were some excellent players around at the time which did make it hard for him to break through and claim a regul...

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Red of the Day - Tommy Lawrence

Dec 09 2013 05:00 PM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Frank DaceyTommy Lawrence made 390 appearances for the Reds between 1962 and 1971 and in that time he rarely missed a game.He was one of the first ‘sweeper-keepers’ and his speed off the line and bravery in taking on opposition forwards enabled the...

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Red of the Day - Neil Mellor

Nov 28 2013 10:45 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherNeil Mellor was a young man who just couldn't stop scoring. His goals tally for the reserves in three seasons stood at 47 in as many games. His final season for the u19's saw him hit 26 goals in just 24 appearances. Something of a late dev...

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Red of the Day - Mark Smyth

Nov 27 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherA lifelong red who as a young boy dreamt of emulating his idol Ian Rush and playing for Liverpool, Smyth joined the Reds' Academy from Tranmere Rovers when he was 14 years old and went on to represent England at every youth level up to und...

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Red of the Day - Nuri Sahin

Nov 26 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherGermanborn Turkish international midfielder Nuri Sahin arrived at Anfield on what was supposed to be a 12 month loan deal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2012. The Reds had beaten Arsenal to the player's signature and it was seen as some...

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Red of the Day - David Johnson

Nov 25 2013 07:00 PM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodMerseyside-born David first made his name with Everton and actually scored as a 20 year old against Liverpool in the Goodison 'derby' on 13th November 1971, a feat he would also repeat for Liverpool at Goodison in 1980. After four seasons...

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Red of the Day - David Raven

Nov 21 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherA captain of his country right through from schoolboys to under 20s, Wirral lad David Raven was seen as an outstanding prospect throughout his teenage years. Good in the air, strong in the tackle and a good footballer as well, he was a reg...

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Red of the Day - Robert McDougall

Nov 22 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodRobert was a forward who made 7 First Division appearances for Liverpool in the two seasons before the First World War. He also played once in the F.A. cup, in the second round victory at Gillingham as the club progressed towards their fir...

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Red of the Day - Maxi Rodriguez

Nov 20 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Julian RichardsMaxi, Maxi Rodriguez runs down the wing for me, der der der der der, der der der der der. In possession of one of the best player songs in recent years I loved Maxi Rodriguez, he was a pleasure to watch when he was here. It didn’t rea...

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Red of the Day - Gary Gillespie

Nov 19 2013 09:31 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Phil MatthewsScottish defender Gary Gillespie was Joe Fagan’s first signing as Liverpool manager and was instantly met with a huge challenge – to find a way to break into the hugely successful Hansen-Lawrenson defensive partnership. Gillespie was no...

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Red of the Day - Ronnie Whelan

Nov 18 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodWhelan was born into a family of footballers from Dublin, Ireland; his father, Ronnie Whelan Senior, was an Irish international and a key member of the successful St Patrick's Athletic side of the late 1950s and early 1960s.Ronnie Junior w...

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Red of the Day - Salif Diao

Nov 15 2013 11:40 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Phil MatthewsIn the summer of 2002, while recovering from an operation on his heart, Gerard Houllier scouted several players under the influence of strong medication. Several of them ended up at Anfield. One example of this was 'The Sheriff', Salif...

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Red of the Day - Steve Harkness

Nov 13 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherCumbrian defender Harkness was snapped up by Kenny Dalglish for £75,000 from hometown club Carlisle United in 1989. Dalglish had been impressed with the youngster's performance against the Reds in an FA Youth Cup tie where he had caug...

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Red of the Day - Craig Johnston

Nov 14 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodBorn in South Africa but brought up in Australia, Craig was confident enough in his own ability to write to several English clubs as a 15 year old asking for a trial. Middlesbrough were the only ones that replied and so it was there that h...

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Red of the Day - Arthur Metcalf

Nov 12 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodArthur was a forward who made over 50 League appearances for Liverpool just before the First World War. He had a good goals-per-game ratio and was the club's highest scorer in the 1912-13 season, when he netted 15 times from 28 matches.He...

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Red of the Day - Alec Lindsay

Nov 11 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodLeft-back Alec was signed by Liverpool from his home-town club Bury in March 1969 when he was 21 years old.Bill Shankly gave him his first-team debut in a 10-0 Fairs Cup thrashing of Dundalk in September that year but he didn't taste anyFi...

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Red of the Day - John Wark

Nov 08 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodMidfielder John made a high-profile move to Anfield in the Spring of 1984 after making nearly 300 League appearances for Ipswich Town, with whom he had also won the FA and UEFACups. With the impending departure of inspirational skipper Gra...

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Red of the Day - Jean-Michel Ferri

Nov 04 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Paul GrechJean Michel Ferri came, made a couple of headlines (Ferri Across the Mersey, Ferri Good…you get the drift) and left. There is hardly anything more to say about one of Houllier's first signings apart from that it is extremely difficult to f...

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Red of the Day - Jack Balmer

Nov 07 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodJack joined Liverpool after playing for Everton as an Amateur but potentially the best years of his career were lost to the Second World War. He had played in well over 100 League matches for Liverpool by the time war broke out and was an...

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Red of the Day - Layton Maxwell

Nov 06 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherSt Asaph born Maxwell enjoyed a dream first team debut for the Reds when he scored at the Kop end against Hull City in the Worthington Cup in September 1999.  Picking the ball up on the left, he cut across the penalty area, leaving tw...

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Red of the Day - Ephraim Longworth

Nov 05 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodEphraim was one of the most consistent defenders Liverpool have ever had on their books and his career at Anfield from start to finish covered a remarkable 18 years. Had the First World War not taken away so much of his professional career...

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Red of the Day - Christian Ziege

Nov 01 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Dave UsherLiverpool went to an awful lot of trouble to secure the signature of Christian Ziege from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2000.  A year later and they were left wondering whythe hell they bothered. It was not that Ziege was a bad playe...

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Red of the Day - Mark Walters

Oct 30 2013 09:30 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

Mark Everton Walters began his career as an apprentice at Aston Villa, making his debut in April 1982 at the tender age of 17 in a 4–1 league defeat to Leeds United at Villa Park.Walters appeared 234 times and scored 48 goals in the 5 years he spent at...

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Red of the Day - Alan Arnell

Oct 31 2013 09:34 AM | tlw content in Red of the Day

by Chris WoodCentre-forward Alan moved from Sussex amateur side Worthing to Liverpool when he was 20 years old and made a scoring debut on 5th December 1953 in a 5-2 win home victory over Blackpool.He only played another two times that season and just...

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