On this day in 1977 former Liverpool player Danny Murphy was born.
Signing for Liverpool from Crewe for £1.5 million, Murphy arrived at his boyhood club having helped Crewe reach the second division for the first time since 1896. It wasn’t until the 1999/00 season that Murphy would establish himself as a first team regular, following a successful loan spell back at Crewe the previous year whereby he helped save them from relegation.
After making 27 appearances and scoring 6 goals in his breakthrough season at Anfield, Murphy soon became an integral member of Gerard Houllier’s setup at Liverpool, helping the Reds to win an iconic treble in the 2000/01 campaign. After spending eight seasons as a Liverpool player, making 249 appearances and scoring 44 goals in that time, Murphy moved on to Charlton Athletic. Throughout the remainder of his career Murphy served stints at Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before eventually retiring in 2013, though the former England international will be best remembered for his service at Anfield.