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Watch five cracking goals against Liverpool at the Lane!

Posted on 25 August 2016  - 12:00

Our 'brief history' series continues and as we look back at our clashes against Liverpool at the Lane, one thing is for sure - we've scored some absolute belters against the Reds! Watch five of the best below!

Benoit Assou-Ekotto engulfed by the players after his goal in August, 2009Seb Bassong celebrates the winner in the same game, 2009Luke Modric celebrates in 2011Ossie Ardiles tackles Paul Walsh, 1987Jimmy Greaves with Jimmy Robertson and Dave Mackay, 1967Jimmy Greaves takes on Ron Yeats and Tommy Smith, 1965Chris Armstrong celebrates the winner in 2000Gus Poyet with Simon Davies after scoring the winner, 2002in


Our first competitive match against Liverpool was a Division One clash at the Lane on November 13, 1909. It was our first season in the top flight after promotion from Division Two. Bert Middlemiss scored in a 1-0 victory in front of 22,000.

Below: How our official matchday programme reported Frank Osborne's hat-trick of hat-tricks in 1925



Frank Osborne scored the first of only three hat-tricks against Liverpool in a 3-1 win in Division One at the Lane on October 24, 1925. More importantly, it was the start of a remarkable hat-trick of hat-tricks - three hat-tricks in successive league matches - that remains a unique achievement in the Club's history.


Liverpool were our final opponents of the glorious 'push and run' team's First Division championship victory in 1950-51, a 3-1 home win with Sonny Walters (2) and Peter Murphy on target. We were an unassailable three points clear before the meeting and won the title by four points from Manchester United.

Below: The cover of the programme against Liverpool on May 5, 1951



Jimmy Greaves scored four in a famous 7-2 win over the Easter weekend. We played three games in four days. First up, a 5-2 loss at Anfield on April 12, then a 1-1 draw against Fulham before the spectacular nine-goal encounter against the Reds at the Lane on April 15. Cliff Jones (2) and Frank Saul also scored. Cliff tells the tale. "Bill Shankly (Liverpool manager) was in the car park afterwards and a journalist asked him 'any injuries, Bill?' and he replied, 'no injuries son, just a broken heart'"


Our first meeting with the Reds in the all-new Premier League on October 31 and a magnificent goal from Nayim on our way to a 2-0 win, Neil Ruddock was also on target.

Below: Check out these five crackers against Liverpool at the Lane in the Premier League...



Another spectacular effort, this time Benoit Assou-Ekotto's rocket sent us on the way to a 2-1 win on the opening day of the 2009-10 season at the Lane, August 16. Seb Bassong headed home the winner on his debut and we went on to qualify for the Champions League for the first time.

Below: Mauricio Pochettino welcomes Jurgen Klopp to the Lane last year



A first - for Liverpool. This time, Jurgen Klopp's first game in charge of the Reds was a goalless affair at the Lane last season.