Friday 07 June 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Ahead of the second season of the Barclays Premier League, Liverpool manager Graeme Souness signed Nigel Clough from relegated Nottingham Forest.
The son of former Forest manager Brian Clough, the 27-year-old playmaker initially appeared unburdened at being handed the No 7 shirt worn by Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan before him as squad numbers were introduced.
He scored twice on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday but only played in 27 league matches during the season as Robbie Fowler emerged as a key forward for Liverpool alongside Ian Rush.
He starred in the 3-3 draw against Manchester United with two goals as Liverpool came back from 3-0 down. The next season Clough played only 10 matches, most of which were as a substitute, and in January 1996 he was sold to Manchester City.
In total he played 39 times for Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League scoring seven goals.