We try and boost morale ahead of tonight – the omens are good!
If you felt the omens were going against us heading into tonight’s game, think again!
Today is actually the anniversary of our brilliant, 4-2 Champions League quarterfinal win over Arsenal at Anfield in 2008.
See the a rundown of the match and match highlights below:
After drawing 1-1 in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium, there was a sense of something of a missed opportunity for Arsenal.
But all was turned on its head as the Gunners took an unexpected lead in what would become an edge of the seat, fingernail biting, see-saw battle of a Champions League tie.
Abou Diaby hit a fierce shot that Pepe Reina could only palm into his own net after just 13 minutes.
Luckily, we struck back before the half-time break through Sami Hyypia – and Fernando Torres looked to have settled things with a fine effort struck into the top corner midway through the second half.
But the match is perhaps most remembered for what happened next, a sensational run by Theo Walcott (a Liverpool fan), who beat six defenders in a mazy, elongated run before squaring the ball to Emmanuel Adebayor for an easy tap-in.
Arsenal were going through on away goals with just six minutes of normal time remaining.
But Liverpool’s own pacy substitute also wanted in on the action and when Ryan Babel was adjudged to have been downed by Kolo Toure in the box on the 86th minute, Steven Gerrard put Liverpool back in front from the spot.
Babel then sealed victory in added time to send Liverpool through.
See highlights of that memorable Anfield night below: