This Day in History: 2023-01-06

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Liverpool team-mates Steve McManaman and Bruce Grobbelaar famously fell out during a 1993 Merseyside derby that left midfielder McManaman feeling choked. Goalkeeper Grobbelaar, always a vocal presence in his penalty area, was indignant when McManaman hit a weak clearance that gifted Everton the lead and told him what he thought in no uncertain terms. Macca, one of the group of cheeky young stars at the club, yelled back at the keeper. The 6-foot 1-inch, well-built Grobbelaar grabbed his slighter-built team-mate by the throat and pushed him away. McManaman wisely decided that enough was enough and walked away from the confrontation.