As any parent would tell you: you love all your children equally, the same way that we love all of our European Cup wins equally. The Reds have won the competition six times, more than any other British side. We look back at the successes and rank them, entirely arbitrarily.
6th: 1978 – Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge
This game kicked off a run of six consecutive European Cup finals that ended 1-0, with English sides winning five of them. The Reds looked like champions throughout the campaign. A 64th minute strike from Kenny Dalglish handed the Reds the trophy at Wembley.
5th: 1981 – Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid
Another narrow victory for the Reds. This time it was Alan Kennedy with the decisive goal just eight minutes from time. Scousers journeyed to Paris for the third of Liverpool’s European Cup wins, beating then six time winners Real Madrid.
4th: 1977 – Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
You never forget your fist. It was an unforgettable season in Europe for the Reds, including the famous Anfield win over Saint Etienne. Liverpool lifted their first European Cup in after putting three past Monchengladbach in Rome.
3rd: 2019 – Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
A tough call to put this one third. It almost landed second, mainly because, whilst it was our sixth title, it had that air of being the beginning of something. The final in Madrid felt like the first domino, much like our first European Cup in Rome. This campaign featured the greatest semi final tie of all time as Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first leg defeat when they battered Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield. Mo Salah and Divock Origi netted the winners in Madrid.
2nd: 1984 – Liverpool 1-1 Rome (4-2 on penalties)
The first European Cup we won on penalties, with the shootout written into folklore by Bruce Grobbelaar’s wobbly knees. After cancelling each other out in normal time, the Reds held their nerve from the spot to take home their fourth European Cup – the victory all the sweeter as they beat Roma at their home ground. However, the Reds should have beaten Dundee United in the final as it later transpired that Roma had bribed the ref for the second leg of their semi final.
1st: 2005 – Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan (3-2 on penalties)
Of course. The greatest final the competition has ever seen. Liverpool were surprise finalists and looked as such as they went into halftime 3-0 down to the all star Italian side. A second half rally saw the Reds draw level and some last ditch defending got them through the rest of the game. Jerzy Dudek emulated Brucie’s 1984 antics, shaking his legs on the line to put off the Milan penalty takers. Serginho and Andrea Pirlo both missed before Dudek saved the decisive Shevchenko penalty to win Liverpool their fifth European Cup.