Date: 16th October 2015 at 3:30pm
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Liverpool (2007/08)

11/12/2007 Champions League Football. Marseille v Liverpool. Dirk Kuyt celebrates after scoring Liverpool's 3rd goal. Photo: Mark Leech / Offside.

In exactly the same position as Arsenal four seasons earlier (one point from three games), Liverpool needed a minor miracle from their last three games to qualify, as they sat four points behind second-placed Porto, and six points off Marseille in top spot.

Gameday four saw a record-breaking 8-0 victory for the Reds over Turkish side Besiktas at Anfield, and they followed that up with another home win, this time against Porto, as they triumphed 4-1.

As the final round of games approached, Rafa Benitez’s men had to complete a task that no other English club had ever managed, to beat Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.

The five-time champions of Europe managed exactly that though. Goals from Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel sealed a memorable 4-0 win in the South of France and ensured qualification to the knockout stages.


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