On this day in 1961 Liverpool legend Steve Nicol was born.

The Scotsman was signed by Bob Paisley from Ayr United for £300,000 and went on to make 468 total appearances for the Reds, scoring 46 goals in all competitions over a 13 year long career at Anfield, spanning from 1981 to 1994. In that time Nicol won a total of 14 club honours with Liverpool, including the European cup in ’84 against Roma. The versatile Nicol would leave Liverpool after the 1993/94 season for Notts County, having established himself as a Liverpool legend.

Nicol celebrating the victory over Roma with Dalglish, Hansen, Gillespie and Souness

Also on this day 62 years ago (in 1954) Liverpool suffered their biggest ever defeat. The crushing loss came at the hands of Birmingham City as Don Welsh’s men were beat 9-1 at St Andrews, leaving them 14th in the Second Division. Billy Liddel notched Liverpool’s only goal of the game in the 19th minute, although it served as no consolation for the dejected Reds.