On this day (April 4) 2004, Liverpool thumped Blackburn Rovers 4-0 at Anfield, in what was Gerard Houllier’s 300th match in charge of the Reds.

Ballon d’Or winner Michael Owen grabbed a brace on either side of an Andy Todd own goal, before Emile Heskey put the icing on the cake late on to round off the scoring.

In the home lineup on the day, a young Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard, as well as the likes of Igor Biscan and Florent Sinama-Pongolle.

Up against a Rovers side containing a Liverpool loanee in the shape of Markus Babbel and a former Red in Brad Friedel, Houllier was pitting his wits in the dugout against an Anfield legend in Graeme Souness.

The former midfielder represented the club with distinction and helped in what was one of the greatest periods in the sides rich history – but on this day his Anfield experience wasn’t a pleasant one, as Souness admitted his side were ‘truly bashed up’ by his former employers.

In what was a historic Premier League season for Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ as they achieved a never before seen feat by going unbeaten, Liverpool rallied to finish 4th and qualify for the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League – we all know how that turned out.