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Monday 15 July 2013

On this day in 1997: Murphy completes Liverpool move

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the 20-year-old midfielder joining from Crewe

  • Danny Murphy made 16 appearances in his first Barclays Premier League campaign

  • The UEFA Cup was among a host of honours he won at Liverpool

  • Murphy scored a match-winning penalty for Liverpool against Man Utd at Old Trafford

  • He led out Fulham in the 2010 UEFA Europa League final against Atletico Madrid

  • Murphy has made 417 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring 50 goals

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day 15 July 1997 - Danny Murphy joins Liverpool from Crewe

Liverpool completed the signing of 20-year-old midfielder Danny Murphy from Crewe Alexandra.

Murphy joined ichael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher in a young English squad that was looking to push for the Barclays Premier League title after finishing in the top four in the three previous league campaigns.

The product of the successful Crewe academy quickly gelled with the first team, making 16 appearances as Liverpool finished third in the 1997/98 league season. Murphy found opportunities limited the next campaign but went on to be a mainstay in the Liverpool team for the next five seasons, when the side earned top-five finishes, including second in 2001/02.

The England international also helped the Reds win the FA Cup, two League Cups, the UEFA Cup, the European Super Cup and the Charity Shield during a successful spell with the club.

He left Anfield in 2004 and, after spells with Charlton Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur, Murphy moved to Fulham in 2007 and became a vital part of their Barclays Premier League side for five seasons. He helped the West London side preserve their league status with a dramatic battle against relegation in the 2007/08 season and was part fo the team who reached the final of the UEFA Europa League just two seasons later.

Murphy has made 417 appearances in the Barclays Premier League over a 15-year period, scoring 50 goals.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Danny Murphy earned a move to Liverpool from Crewe at 20 years of age