In search of an historic treble, Liverpool played Alaves in the Uefa Cup final. What was to follow no one could have predicted; especially for a side labelled ‘boring’ throughout the whole season.
Inspired by a majestic Gary McAllister in midfield and a rock in Sami Hyypia at the back, the Mersey-side club won their first European title since 1984 in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Nine goals were scored and two were sent off but Liverpool were back to where they belonged – winning major trophies. They didn’t have it all their own way, though. Leading at the break by three goals to one, many thought the game was over as a contest. What was to unfold will remain in the memory of football fans everywhere…