Road to Istanbul 15 years on: Why Liverpool were heading into the unknown without knowing what was to come

Ahead of the start of the new Champions League season, Liverpool head into their latest European campaign, yet 15 years ago it was a very different story. As we celebrate the 15th year since Liverpool lifted their fifth European title in Istanbul join Guy Clarke and Dan Kay as they re-trace the Reds’ steps along the way to the final. In the first of our 13-part series the guys talk through that opening game of the 2004/05 Champions League campaign as Monaco came to Anfield. From the number of supporters in the ground to Liverpool’s recent European history to that point the stage is set for what will be a series that will certainly have you reminiscing about that magical road to the final. Enjoy.

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