Returning Reds – How ex-Liverpool players fared in the opposing Anfield dugout

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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard returns to Anfield as Aston Villa manager on Saturday.

Ahead of his reunion with his boyhood club, the PA news agency takes a look at how other former Reds fared on their managerial returns to the club.

John Toshack – October 3, 1981, Liverpool 2 Swansea 2

John Toshack
John Toshack earned a draw on his first return to Anfield as Swansea manager (Nick Potts/PA)

Kenny Dalglish – December 13, 1992, Liverpool 2 Blackburn 1

Kenny Dalglish emerges from the Anfield tunnel
Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish endured a losing return to Anfield as Blackburn manager (Dave Thompson/PA)

Graeme Souness – September 7, 1996, Liverpool 2 Southampton 1

Graeme Souness holds up a Southampton scarf
Graeme Souness endured a losing first return to Anfield as Southampton manager (PA)

Kevin Keegan – April 16, 1994, Liverpool 0 Newcastle 2

Kevin Keegan
Kevin Keegan was a winner when he went back to former club Liverpool as Newcastle manager (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Mauricio Pellegrino – November 18, 2017, Liverpool 3 Southampton 0.

Mauricio Pellegrino
Mauricio Pellegrino was comfortably beaten on by Liverpool when he went back for the first time as Southampton manager (Richard Sellers/PA)

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