Career in Pictures: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

Miracle of Istanbul

Who could forget Liverpool’s remarkable comeback in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final?

Three-nil down at half-time against AC Milan in Istanbul, Captain Gerrard headed home Liverpool’s first goal inside nine minutes of the second period to inspire one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history.

Further strikes from Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso before the hour-mark saw the Premier League side miraculously draw level on terms, before Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties to complete the most sensational turnaround in a European Cup final.

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