2.) Oooo You Beauty : Liverpool 3-1 Olympiakos
There is a reason, I rate this moment ahead of the West Ham victory.
This was champions league. The tournament in which Liverpool were regulars, and they hadn’t won anything since last 20 years. That generation hadn’t witnessed the glory days of Liverpool. Gerrard in the interview before the match had said that he didn’t want to wake up in Champions cup the next morning. And he didn’t.
Again having to climb a mountain after Rivaldo scored a brilliant free-kich at the Kop End, Liverpool needed to score 3 in the second half. Having scored two, Liverpool needed just one more.
Time was running out for the reds. A cross by Risse, cushioned by team mate, fell to Gerrard just outside the penalty box. What transpired next will not be forgotten by any football fans for generations to come.
Apart from the goal, what is iconic about the goal is the commentary by Andy Gray. He screamed from the bottom of his heart. That is as natural as it comes to a football fan irrespective of what club he has played for or what club he supports. That was the football fan in him, shouting out the emotions of all the Liverpool fans combined.