Steven Gerrard inspired the Reds’ 2005 triumph
Liverpool are aiming for their sixth title in Madrid
BY ANDREW HASLAM
2005 LIVERPOOL 3-3 AC MILAN
(aet; Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties)
The miracle of Istanbul. Liverpool trailed 3-0 at half-time, but three goals in seven minutes, from Steven Gerrard, Vladimír Šmicer and Xabi Alonso, restored parity. Jerzy Dudek produced a stunning extra-time double stop from Andriy Shevchenko, and denied the Ukrainian again in the shoot-out to secure victory.
1984 LIVERPOOL 1-1 ROMA
(aet; Liverpool win 4-2 on penalties)
Liverpool won their fourth European Cup in the first final to be decided by a penalty shoot-out at the Stadio Olimpico, home of opponents Roma. Alan Kennedy again supplied the decisive kick, although the ‘wobbly legs’ act of goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar also proved crucial.
1981 LIVERPOOL 1-0 REAL MADRID
In a period of English dominance, Liverpool claimed their third European Cup in five years – England’s fifth in a row – at the Parc des Princes, the only goal arriving eight minutes from time when Liverpool left-back Alan Kennedy advanced to fire in from a tight angle.
1978 LIVERPOOL 1-0 CLUB BRUGGE
The Reds became the first British club to retain the European Cup in a tight final at Wembley. Kenny Dalglish’s chipped finish from a Graeme Souness pass settled it, though it took Phil Thompson’s late goal-line clearance to ensure
the trophy remained on Merseyside.
1977 LIVERPOOL 3-1 MÖNCHENGLADBACH
Having beaten the German club in the 1973 UEFA Cup final to claim their first European trophy, Liverpool repeated the trick in Rome. Goals from Terry McDermott, Tommy Smith – who passed away in April – and Phil Neal took
the European Cup to Anfield for the first time.
1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
Runners-up 1985, 2007, 2018
UEFA CUP/ UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
1973, 1976, 2001
UEFA SUPER CUP
1977, 2001, 2005
Runners-up 1978, 1984
1901, 1906, 1922, 1923, 1947, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990
1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
Group stage to final
Liverpool parade the trophy for the first time in Rome