Monday 15 July 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
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.