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Wednesday 25 December 2013

On this day: Reds legend McAllister born

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall a Liverpool legend born on Christmas Day

Midfielder born on Christmas Day helped Leeds win title in 1991/92 before becoming a Liverpool folk hero

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

25 December 1964 - Gary McAllister born

Gary McAllister was born in Motherwell on 25 December 1964. The midfielder first played in the Barclays Premier League for Leeds United, with whom he won the last league title before the formation of the Premier League.

After 151 appearances for the South Yorkshire club he joined Coventry City where he played four season and 119 league matches. His biggest contribution in the Barclays Premier League probably came at Liverpool, where he played only two seasons and 51 league matches but scored five goals, most famously, an injury-time 40-yard free-kick in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

His displays for Liverpool helping them into the top four and winning three cups (League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Cup) entered him into Anfield folklore.

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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 recall Gary McAllister, who was born on 25 December 1964