Liverpool has an astonishing history. Although the Merseyside club's prospects have faded of late, it was only eight years ago that the famous Reds staged one of the greatest comebacks in football.
Trailing Milan 3-0 at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final, all hope was lost for the side from Anfield.
Rafa Benitez decided to sacrifice Steve Finnan at the interval, bringing Dietmar Hamman into a midfield that could now compete with Milan's incisive attacking threat.
Steven Gerrard's headed goal gave Liverpool distance hope. Vladimir Smicer added a second to get nerves jingling. Minutes after, Liverpool received a penalty after Gennaro Gattuso fouled Gerrard in the area. Xabi Alonso stepped up. Dida saved.
Luckily, Alonso remained in the box to tuck away an unlikely equaliser. He levelled the match, sending it to extra time that was also full of drama.
Jerzy Dudek wasn't always revered by Liverpool fans, but he made a truly stunning double save to keep his side in the tie. Andriy Shevchenko failed to secure victory after Dudek thwarted two excellent opportunities for glory.
Shortly after, the Polish keeper stood up to crush Shevchenko's dreams once more in the penalty shootout.
He got a left hand to the striker's decisive effort, thrusting Liverpool towards the mantel of European champions for the fifth time.