Best Anfield Matches

Recalling Four of the Best Games in Recent Anfield History

Anfield is one of the most storied and historic football stadiums in the world having hosted countless Liverpool triumphs and thrilling matches for more than 130 years. From the famous Kop to the electric atmosphere as ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is played ahead of kick-off, the Reds’ home strikes fear into opponents and gives the side a massive advantage with every kick.

If you have watched Liverpool games from afar and are keen to sample a magical matchday on Merseyside for real, you can purchase Anfield tickets for matches in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and of course, European competition, from the Champions League to the Europa League. 

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle

Considered to be one of the most enthralling games in Premier League history, this epic clash from 1996 is still shown constantly on highlight shows as the game swung back and forth between the two sides chasing Manchester United for the title in an exhilarating match of football.

Liverpool raced into the lead after only two minutes through Robbie Fowler but Anfield was shocked as Les Ferdinand and David Ginola hit a quick double to put Newcastle ahead at the quarter of an hour mark and that’s how it stayed until half-time.

Fowler netted to level the scores on 55 minutes but the Magpies again hit back instantly through tricky winger Faustino Asprilla. However, Liverpool would not be beaten and replied through Stan Collymore who then got the winner deep in injury time, rifling home an effort to send the stadium wild and Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan slumped in his seat.

Reds manager Roy Evans said after the game: “The entertainment value was up there with the best”. Absolutely.

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona

Liverpool faced Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals back in 2019 and many could be forgiven for thinking the tie was over when the Spanish giants clinched a 3-0 victory in the first leg. However, you can never write off the Reds, no matter how firmly the odds are stacked against them.

Jurgen Klopp’s men had to win the return leg at Anfield 4-0 to progress without extra-time and penalties and to add to the challenge, had to do so in the absence of star forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. If that wasn’t tough enough, of course, Barcelona had Lionel Messi on the pitch. However, somehow, as is so often the case at Anfield, Liverpool found a way.

Divock Origi, the man for important goals, put the home side ahead and roared on by a support that always had belief, no matter the circumstances. Then, Georginio Wijnladum came off the bench to net two goals in three minutes, tying the game on aggregate.

The winning moment came courtesy of some quick thinking from Liverpool as Trent Alexander-Arnold caught the Barca backline napping and hit his corner early. Origi reacted first and scored to complete another famous Anfield comeback.

Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund

Talking of Anfield comebacks, here is another from back in 2016. Having drawn the first leg of this Europa League quarter-final in Germany, the two teams met at Anfield as the two clubs most synonymous with manager Klopp went head to head.

It was BVB who raced into the lead, with Henrik Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring what looked like two crucial away goals within just nine minutes of kicking off. Origi got one back early in the second half but when Marco Reus restored Dortmund’s two-goal advantage, it looked game over. 

However, Klopp, knowing the power of Anfield, urged supporters to give it another push and the atmosphere clearly lifted the team and it worked; first Philippe Coutinho got one back before Mamadou Sakho equalised to set up a frantic finish as Dejan Lovren headed home in stoppage-time to send Liverpool fans crazy.

Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United

While Liverpool’s city rivals are Everton, there is certainly no love lost when they face Manchester United having battled the Red Devils for supremacy for decades – Liverpool has 19 league titles while United currently clinched their 20th in 2013.

Despite the Manchester club having the bragging rights when it comes to finishing first the most times, the Reds of Merseyside were in a dream world back in March 2023 as Liverpool claimed an incredible 7-0 victory to humiliate the enemy.

The home side were ruthless and hit United with searing accuracy as the crowd willed the team on to keep adding to the ever-growing tally. Striker Darwin Nunez, Salah and Cody Gakpo each grabbed memorable braces before Firmino came off the bench to put the icing on the cake of an unforgettable day at Anfield.

What added to the intrigue of the performance was that on 42 minutes, the game was goalless before Gakpo’s opener shortly before half-time. Liverpool ramped it up in the second-half with a ferocious display in front of goal to record a win that will stay in the history books and memories of fans forever.

Summing Up

When the Liverpool team needs inspiration or a helping hand out of a difficult situation, Anfield always seems to deliver as fans in the famous stadium lift the team to greatness. If you are a fan of the club, visiting Anfield is a must and the ultimate experience in following the Reds.

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