It happened down at Anfield, not so long ago. Then, we had a real talent on our hands: Luis Suarez. After a settling-in period when he was far too fond of whacking the woodwork, the Uruguayan found an unbelievable vein of form, hitting the 30-goal mark in two of his three full seasons at the club.
11th March 2020, Anfield, Liverpool
Alvaro Morata falls to his knees in front of the travelling Ateltico fans to celebrate his goal in the 121st minute. Last season's winners, and finalists for the past two, were out. Klopp had lost his first two legged European tie since joining the club in 2015. Heartbreak.
IT will forever be a waypoint in the fairytale story of Jürgen Klopp’s journey to success at Liverpool – and the end of an excruciating 30-year wait for a league title.
It has been repeated and regaled time after time already, and it will be recalled and remembered for many years to come.
AMONG the troves of football treasure I’ve hoarded across four decades and more of loving Liverpool, there is a programme from May 3rd, 1986 – when The Reds, led by player-manager Kenny Dalglish, took on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge knowing victory would see them crowned Champions.
AS Rhian Brewster’s penalty kick cannoned against the crossbar of a deserted Wembley Stadium, the debates were already in full swing. Who Liverpool should be buying. Who Liverpool should be selling. How the new season would pan out before a game of it has even been played.