It was the six minutes that shook the world. It was the six minutes that turned sporting logic on its head, these six minutes showed that you should never give up. Even now, many years on, a familiar exhortation will go around Liverpool players or supporters when they walk through a storm. “Remember Istanbul.’’ Ancelotti’s side were leading 3-0 at half-time and it could have been more. At the break, Benítez gave a rousing speech and made the important tactical change of sending on Didi Hamann to sit in midfield. The goals flowed for Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso. Milan’s spirit was broken and they folded completely in the penalty shoot-out. The six minutes that shook Milan’s world made Liverpool once again the centre of the football universe.
Here is a 23×20 photo of Liverpool Legend Steven Gerrard lifting the 2005 Champions League trophy.
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