Liverpool's title dreams are over for this season, but all the while some of the players who wear the coveted red jersey came up with moments of absolute brilliance.
These players kept us in contention of a silverware, for this season, with their fabulous strikes at Anfield.
These strikes weren't any of those "just another ball over the line" strikes, but were moments that will go down the memory lane.
Moments that all Kopites dream of.
It's certainly a proud thing to have witnessed such moments.
This was Robbie Keane's first goal in a Red shirt.
This brilliant piece of work against PSV Eindhoven, gave us a trailer of the goal he would score against Arsenal.
Although the tie was running away from PSV, Keane made it sure that Liverpool would come out on top.
The goal would be remembered for his famous cartwheel celebration which ensued after he scored.
The KOP was chanting for it, and Keane struck it for them.
Keane is now a Tottenham Hostpur player again.
Three games, 13 goals.
The scores: 4—0 against Real Madrid, 4—1 against Manchester United, and 5—0 against Aston Villa.
Liverpool would move to second place and a point behind Manchester United.
What started as an ordinary EPL fixture for two evenly matched teams would turn out to be a one—sided goal—scoring affair.
A hat trick from Steven Gerrard might have ended the contest, but Albert Riera's goal was the defining moment in ending the match for the Villans.
Liverpool FC's bald—headed keeper, Reina, would count up an assist as his long ball would find Riera and the Villa back four off guard.
Riera would make no mistake in launching the ball goal—bound, leaving the Kop wild with joy after such a brilliant move.
From "Cracking up" to "Catching up," Rafa's men were literally on fire in the goals department.
Fernando Torres had scored just once in all his ten appearances as an Atletico Madrid player against Real Madrid.
So, setting the scoring record straight was what many would have expected as Liverpool drew Real in the round of 16 of Champions League.
A nagging injury would see him subbed out after just half an hour of the game at Santiago Bernabeu.
But that wouldn't stop Liverpool's prolific striker from scoring after the return leg two weeks later.
A Reina long ball would be picked up by Torres who would edge past Cannavaro and pass it to Dirk Kuyt.
The Dutchman would return the favor by crossing it across to Torres inside the six yard box to open the Torres's and Liverpool's goal scoring account.
And if you're wondering what that headline means, then any English speaking Spaniard would let you know that it's "This is Anfield : So What?".
Made in Spain, by Real Madrid's unofficial mouthpiece Marca, but dispatched in Liverpool at Anfield, by Fernando Torres.
After the 1—3 midweek loss against Chelsea FC in the first leg of the quarterfinal, Liverpool needed an inspired result.
The team sentiment was echoed in Jamie Carragher's pre—match preview when Carragher would state the match against Blackburn was going to be the most important one in his 12—year Liverpool career.
Except, Carra would forget the fact that he would help assist, not only the opener, but one of the best Matchday goals of the 2008—09 EPL season.
Carragher's long lofted pass would be picked up by Fernando Torres, who would make no mistake in chesting it first and unleashing an unstoppable volley towards goal.
Paul Robinson wouldn't even have had a chance of touching it rather than saving it.
Oh! By the way Liverpool won the tie 4—0.
After their Champions League exit, Liverpool were left to contend for the EPL Title.
The game against Arsenal turned out to be pivotal.
Draw would have been a big blow, but a defeat would have extinguished any title bid for the season.
Arsenal's Russian forward would have just achieved that.
His brilliant four—goal haul left Liverpool trailing the match for the third time at 3—4 in extra time.
At least not for Yossi Benayoun, who would strike to draw scores level by side—footing into the bottom corner.
The match would end Liverpool 4—4 Arsenal with Liverpool going to the top of the table with a superior goal difference.
Liverpool and Chelsea are locked with the same number of points and five behind leaders United.
A draw wouldn't help each others cause for the run in for title.
Victory for any side would dash the other team's hopes for title contention.
And all was level between these two sides, who were evenly matched.
But an unjust Lampard dismissal sent the Anfield crowd in to the inspired "Attack, Attack, Attack, Attack" chants.
However Chelsea's defense had other ideas.
Resilient defending by Terry and Co. saw Liverpool gobble up a couple of near misses until the 89th minute.
Liverpool's left back Fabio Aurelio's pin point cross would find Torres, who would easily head it past a Chelsea defender Alex and Goal Keeper Petr Cech.
Torres would add another in the 94th minute to make it 2—0 for Liverpool and send them two points short of United.
No wonder the Kop chants "He gets the ball, he scores again, Fernando Torres is Liverpool No. 9."
No Gerrard. No Torres.
And Manchester United take the lead within the first three minutes at Anfield by a brilliant effort from Carlos Tevez, coupled with the fact that Rafael Benitez had never won an EPL encounter against Manchester United.
But everything wasn't gloom and doom.
A calamitous error from Van der Saar would lead to an Own goal from United's defender Wes Brown.
They say: Persistence pays, if you have got the patience to wait for it.
Javier Mascherano's persistence in not giving away possession near the right hand side of United's box lead to winner from substitute player Ryan Babel.
Mascherano would find Kuyt in the box, who would in turn cross it to Babel.
Babel made no mistake and became the first player in 14 hours to score a goal for Liverpool against United.
Quite a "Babellion" in the end to go to the top.
It's EPL, match day 2, and it's Liverpool versus Middlesbrough.
But the Anfield opener was not all fairy tale to begin with.
A certain No. 9, and no it's not Torres, for Boro (Mido) scores a beauty of a goal to leave Anfield stunned in silence.
As Liverpool run out of ideas, the Liverpool No. 23 stepped up and showed what it means to be for a local lad playing for his dream club.
Jamie "Carra" Carragher would put Liverpool on level terms with his speculative effort that would deceive reserve keeper Ross Turnbull, due to a heavy deflection off Emanuel Pogatetz.
Liverpool would go on to win the tie 2—1 and extinguishing any chance of a shock Boro victory in 21 attempts at Anfield.
Carra might have scored 5 goals for Liverpool but this one certainly began a series of comeback wins for Liverpool in 2008-09 season.
Liverpool Defender Daniel Agger is starting his first game in 13 months.
And after 29 minutes the Anfield scoreboard reads 1—0, no not to Liverpool, but to Wigan.
A slow paced pass, coupled with a wet pitch thanks to a drizzle, gave Amr Zaki the opportunity to catch the defender and Liverpool keeper off guard before rounding the keeper to draw first blood.
Although Agger would make amends for his mistake by assisting Kuyt to draw scores level, Amr Zaki would stun Anfield with a brilliant effort in the first half's added time.
Albert Riera would draw the scores level after a brilliant effort but Dirk Kuyt would ultimately defy gravity and score the match winner.
A Jermaine Pennant delivery late into the match would be met acrobatically by Kuyt.
The ball would be aided into the goal by the cross bar to help Liverpool earn another comeback win.
Yes Wilson, Dutch people can really fly.
It's said you need a spark to start a fire.
Steven Gerrard did just that for Liverpool on match day two of EPL at Anfield against Middlesbrough.
Trailing by a fantastic effort by Boro's then No. 9 Mido, an inspired Jamie Carragher would put Liverpool on level terms by a speculative and deflected effort.
Big moments require big players to step in and performing a miracle.
Steven Gerrard just did that deep into added time.
A lay—off by ex-Liverpool forward Robbie Keane just outside the box, would leave the skipper with no option but to have a crack at goal.
His outside the box effort would leave Anfield in 8th heaven.
Gerrard's pile driver would lead to a number of famous comebacks throughout the season.
Now that's what you can call a G-spark.