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When Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge fired the winner against Man United at Anfield last weekend, he became the 20th Red to score a birthday goal for the club.
Sturridge celebrated turning 24 in style as his strike secured a 1-0 victory and sent Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.
The last goalscoring birthday was Andy Carroll's back in January 2012, when the big man netted in a 5-1 win over Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup.
Prior to that Peter Crouch was the birthday boy making headlines, sweeping in what would prove to be the winner in a 2-1 at West Ham in January 2007.
Robbie Fowler was celebrating his 31st in April 2006 with the only goal of the game in a 1-0 home win against Bolton.
Two players have bagged birthday braces - Ronnie Whelan in a 5-0 win against Southampton in September 1982 and Gordon Hodgson in a 2-2 draw against Bury at Anfield in April 1927.
Liverpool's record stands at 15 wins, three draws and two losses when a birthday boy has been on the scoresheet.
But the happiest of them all was surely for the Reds' first ever birthday scorer Bobby Robinson in October 1904.
He fired all four in a 4-0 rout of Leicester Fosse in the second division.
Source: Liverpool Echo
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