Do I even need to write a comment on this match?
Perhaps I should explain why the greatest moment in Liverpool history, and the greatest final in Champions League history is only second on my list.
Well, until 20 seconds ago, it was first, but I had a quick re-assessment of my selection criteria, and my number one is a match I regard as quite possibly the greatest of all time.
I asked myself whether I was judging the matches on importance or entertainment value, and I concluded that it was closer to the latter. You may have noticed I'm also trying to convince myself that second place is the right position for this!
Quite simply, Istanbul will never be forgotten by any Liverpool fan. Fans of other teams can appreciate how special it was, but if you don't support Liverpool, you won't fully understand how great a moment it was, much like I'm sure I don't fully understand how great a moment the 1999 Champions League final was.
Liverpool were massive underdogs going into the final, as they had been going into the semi-final and the quarter-final too.
Their squad contained some very forgettable players, while AC Milan's could have been a dream team. Future legends such as Kaka, Gattuso, and Shevchenko joined up with established legends such as Maldini, Inzaghi, and Cafu.
The odds were stacked against Liverpool, and these seemed to grow minute by minute as the first-half unfolded. Maldini scored after less than a minute before a Hernan Crespo brace put Milan seemingly out of sight by half-time.
Logic suggests the message should have been to keep the score down, but I honestly felt at half-time that we would win the match and, judging by the now legendary chorus of "You'll Never Walk Alone", so did the thousands of Kopites who had made the journey to Turkey.
Still, nothing could have prepared the fans for what was to follow.
Dietmar Hamann was brought on and made a massive difference, containing Kaka to great effect. This freed Gerrard to weave his magic in attack.
The skipper got one back for Liverpool after 53 minutes, then one minute later Vladimir Smicer's shot found a way past Dida to make it 3-2.
Gerrard was then pulled down in the box by Gattuso, leaving Xabi Alonso to complete the greatest comeback in the history of the Champions League. In a six minute spell, Liverpool had overturned a three goal deficit playing against one of the best defenses ever assembled.
The players often mocked at Liverpool then became the heroes. Djimi Traore cleared a Shevchenko header off the line and Jerzy Dudek denied the same player with an impossible double save from point blank range.
Shevchenko was thwarted by Dudek once more, this time in the shoot-out with the decisive penalty, to give Liverpool their fifth Champions League.
As a Liverpool moment, it is untouchable. As a match, however, I believe there is one better...