On this day  in 2005, Liverpool beat M’Boro 2-0 at Anfield courtesy of a double from Spanish forward Fernando Morientes.

It was one of those games where the opposition GK had a storming game for over an hour until Luis Garcia unlocked the defence and fed the ball to fellow Spaniard Fernando Morientes to out the ball past Mark Schwarzer. Morietes added a second to the scoreline with a beautful chip over an onrushing Schwarzer. Salt was added to the already open wounds of Middlesbrough when Chris Riggot was sent off for a second bookable offence. The now England Manager Gareth Southgate marshalled the defence for Boro but it was ultimately to no avail as Morientes’ double sank the visitors.

31 years ago today, former LFC player Charlie Adam was born in 1985. The former Blackpool captain moved to Anfield for a fee of £8m. The move, unfortunately, was not fruitful for the midfielder but he still wore the famous Red of Liverpool.

Igor Biscan made his debut for Liverpool on this day in 2000. The versatile Croatian moved from Zagreb but made his debut a few months into this Liverpool career. He left Liverpool with a Champions League winners medal as he was an unused substitute in THAT final in Istanbul vs AC Milan. A bit of a Cult Hero, he eventually left Liverpool and found his way back to his native home of Zagreb to finish off his career.

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