Jamie Carragher naming Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund as his game of the year doesn’t come as much of a surprise but it does give us another opportunity to reminisce over what an incredible night it was.
It was the kind of game Reds fans live for, the kind of game Reds fans will never forget and the kind of game Reds fans will be telling their children and their children’s children about. It was a game that made the clichés acceptable.
Carra has reflected on what is was like to experience such heroics from the stands having been so used to playing a part in Liverpool’s greatest games in recent years.
In his column for the Daily Mail, he said: “It was one of the greatest nights the old stadium has staged, one which finished with Jurgen Klopp saluting all four sides of the ground.”
“It left you speechless, breathless and unable to explain how Liverpool had come from 3-1 down with 24 minutes remaining against a side of Dortmund’s class.”
“I played in my fair share of memorable European nights at Anfield and always knew what influence the crowd could have but it was a totally different experience sitting in the stands that night. I was so drained, so blown away by what I had seen, I felt as though I had been on the pitch.”
The sight of Jurgen Klopp’s men relentlessly attacking Dortmund and penning the German side in their own half combined with the sound of a rocking Anfield crowd posed as a demonstration of what a special club this is.
It was an unforgettable evening and one that set the bar in terms of the atmosphere Klopp wants supporters to create on a weekly basis and the energy levels and fight that he demands from his players.
Bring on the next big European night for this club.