My gaze was fixed on the goal keeper Dudek and I was praying ‘Please make Shevchenko miss it’ and then I felt numb.Wow what a game and such a fitting finale.Liverpool were champions of Europe.This was in 2005.
I really cant remember watching many/any matches before the one mentioned above , though , even if I had it was all about this classic encounter that made me take a keen liking towards football – the bestest game ever. I became a huge Liverpool fan that day and once a Red always a Red.There is something magical about Liverpool.The fans , the anthem (its the most inspiring one) , the Kop and especially the players.Steven Gerrard is God and his amazing football skills put aside hes such a good ambassador for the game.He was magical then and he respun it all over West Ham during the FA cup final.One has to watch his goals atleast 3 times to let the feeling sink in.I have lost count of the number of times I have seen Liverpool’s matches and it gets better and better every time. Alonso , Carragher , Gerrard , Kewell , Kuyt etc etc are simply awesome. The kind of comebacks they have made makes you believe in fairy tales.
With the football season kicking off again , I am fingers and toes crossed for my favourite club.That also means I would be seeing more of Kaka – who is playing great right now apart from Christiano Ronaldo but there is something about Man United that just puts me off.
PS : If possible watch the Ac Milan vs Liverpool 2005 final.It would give you butterflies in the stomach even today. The anthem is like a 12th man for the team.