Five memorable Anfield encounters against Spanish opposition you must know

Liverpool had made English football history in the first leg of this last-four UEFA Cup clash, becoming the nation’s first team to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou.

A total of 55,104 supporters packed into Anfield to witness Liverpool lock horns with Johan Cruyff and co – and an electric atmosphere hit fever pitch when Phil Thompson’s close-range finish shortly

Another strike from the visitors would have sent the Catalans through to the final on away goals, but there was to be no Barcelona onslaught.

Barcelona again stood in the way of Liverpool reaching a UEFA Cup final in 2001, with this tie on a knife-edge following a goalless first leg at Camp Nou.

The next 45 minutes were played out in almost unbearable tension, as a Barça side featuring the likes of Rivaldo, Pep Guardiola and Marc Overmars chased a leveller.

Real Madrid were overwhelmed by a devastating display from Rafael Benitez’s Liverpool in this last-16 showdown. The Reds held a one-goal advantage from the first leg.

On perhaps Anfield’s greatest ever night, Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit to record one of the most spectacular comebacks in European football history.