Watch: Fantastic throwback to Istanbul victory celebrations in the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool mounted an incredible comeback in Istanbul 15 years ago. Relive some of the best moments of the following 24 hours as Reds supporters celebrated European Cup number five.

It’s perhaps Liverpool’s greatest ever night in their illustrious history. But for much of it, it looked as if it would be the opposite: a humiliating and unforgettable defeat on the world stage.

The Reds went in 3-0 down at half-time in the Champions League final, with a star-studded AC Milan side in no mood to stop there. What followed, however, wasn’t part of the script.

Rafa Benitez’s side clawed their way back and clinched victory after extra-time and penalties, sending millions of Liverpool supporters around the globe into pure bedlam.

Watch the video above for a nostalgic flashback to that night and the day after as the city of Liverpool came together and welcomed their new eternal heroes back home.

As one supporter said: “It showed pride. It showed passion. It showed heart. It showed everything this club is made all about.”

Former players Jamie Carragher, Jerzy Dudek, Sami Hyypia all feature whilst former Liverpool chairman David Moores explains his jubilance.

The mastermind behind it all, Rafa Benitez appears full of pride as he features with his daughter Agata on top of the parade bus.

Liverpool FC - Istanbul
Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images

“Here you feel the passion of the people – their heart. You know how important the club is,” he says.

“We are really proud for the players and the supporters. We have the best supporters in the world.”

Scroll back to the top to watch the video in full.


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