On this day (5 April) 2005, Liverpool earned what proved to be a crucial 2-1 victory over Juventus at Anfield in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. 

Goals from commanding centre-back Sami Hyypia on the 10th minute and a memorable Luis Garcia volley over legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon put the Reds in control of the contest. 

Facing up to a Juve’ side managed by Fabio Capello and boasting the likes of Lilian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Pavel Nedved and a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rafa Benitez’ men were never likely to run amock on Merseyside. 

Shortly after the hour mark, the visitors grabbed what could’ve proved to be a crucial away goal when Cannavaro headed home past a 19-year-old Scott Carson. 

Part of what is now known as the ‘Road to Istanbul’, the Reds of course sealed their semi-final spot eight days later with a gutsy goalless draw at the Stadio Delle Alpi. 

What transpired from then was a remarkable turn of events that culminated in Steven Gerrard and co somehow lifting number five aloft. 

Liverpool kickstarts their UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this week with a trip to Madrid to face Zinedine Zidane’s side on Tuesday, with the potential to face Chelsea in the semi-final before a final in Istanbul on 29 May.