On this day (April 2) 2008, Dirk Kuyt grabbed Liverpool a crucial away goal at the Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg tie against Saturday’s Premier League opponents Arsenal.
The industrious Dutchman struck back just three minutes after Emmanuel Adebayor had put the home side ahead, giving the Reds a major foothold in the contest.
A Liverpool side managed by Rafa Benitez contained players such as Javier Mascherano, Martin Skrtel and of course, Steven Gerrard, held on for a 1-1 draw in north London and gave themselves a superb chance for the second leg on Merseyside.
In typical Anfield fashion, the Reds were fired up for a huge European night a week later and despite going a goal behind early on, strikes from Sami Hyypia, Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel and a Gerrard penalty gave Liverpool a 4-2 (5-3 agg) success.
Unfortunately, the Reds crashed out in the semi-finals to Chelsea after extra time – with arch-rivals Manchester United going on to lift the trophy.
Liverpool could face Chelsea in this seasons semi-finals and will be hoping to exact revenge from the defeat 13 years ago.
Whilst more pressing matters see Jurgen Klopp’s side travel back to the Emirates tomorrow looking to keep top-four hopes alive.