On this day in 1991, Liverpool signed Jamie Redknapp from AFC Bournemouth.
At 17-years-old, Jamie Redknapp became one of Kenny Dalglish’s last signings in his first stint as Liverpool manager. Making his debut for the Reds in October 1991 in the UEFA Cup against Auxerre, Redknapp became the youngest ever player to appear in European competition for Liverpool. Although it wasn’t until the 1993/94 season that Redknapp would establish himself as a regular first team player at Anfield, coming through the ranks at Liverpool as part of a contingent of young, promising players including Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman.
Throughout his career at Liverpool, Redknapp made a total of 308 appearances and scored 41 goals across all competitions from midfield. Despite eventually ascending to the rank of club captain, Redknapp’s time with Liverpool was cut short due to recurring injury issues that saw him completely miss the Reds 2000/01 treble winning campaign, as well as much of the 2001/02 season. Redknapp eventually left Merseyside for Tottenham Hotspur in April 2002. He spent two and a half seasons with Spurs at White Hart Lane before eventually moving to, and retiring at Southampton in 2005.