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Friday 07 June 2013

On this day: Liverpool add Nigel Clough to their attack

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the England forward going to Anfield in 1993

  • After a dream start at Liverpool Clough went down the pecking order later in the season

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

On this day: 7 June 1993 - Liverpool sign Nigel Clough

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.

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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 Liverpool signing Nigel Clough in 1993