as you are well aware im a scouser and a liverpool nut. you probably will not have noticed but i havnt posted for a couple of days for obvious reasons. how the hell can i put into words what ive experienced over these 2 days. it didnt really sink in till last night as i will show you later on. the only way i can discribe the emotion i felt was that losing the big V was nothing compared to what happened over these 2 nights i was one of the lucky scousers to be in instanbul that most famous of nights were it was imo the best european cup final in history. let me say this the turkish people were utterly fantastic, most welcoming and great hosts. only gripe was the stadium location. jesus christ almighty if there is the remotest place from instanbul thats were it was. took about 2hrs to get there. stadium itself was fantastic and the scousers well and truly out numbered the italians. i did not take a camera to turkey cos i felt id have lost it or something but my 2 uncles are still over there and hopefully they got some pictures onto the match. i must say i never ever get nervous no matter who we play but i couldnt help it this time, we were on the brink of history !!! the mighty milan had to be beaten to lift old big ears, and there was no greater team to do it. admittedly we were outclassed in the whole of the 1st half. liverpool were at best chasing shadows while kaka absolutly ran the show. kewell starting not the worst tatical decision as it showed the intent to win the game but we have carried that boy and its time he left i think. half time came 3-0 down i was in near enuf tears as we come this far and not even given them a fight but i still had the faith i ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH. do i need to describe the 2nd half ? Stevie G shown that he is world class and did it on the biggest stage of them all. liverpool dominated the 2nd half. onto ET and it was fairly quite untill jerzy baby produced what can only be descibed as a miracle save wether he knew alot about it or not it never went in and thats his job !!!! Pen's some people arnt fans of it but it dosnt bother me in the slightest. its quiet exciting. i knew after what id just witnessed this was going to be our trophey i was convinced. milans players were so down hearted and looked like there legs were made of lead. Jerzy Grobelaar was a hero and those players that put on the red shirt are now officially legends. Shanks/paisley/fagan will all be looking down with a great satisfaction!!! THE RAFALUTION HAS STARTED There no man more deserving of a medal and trophey than steven gerrard. he now only needs a Lg title medal and he will have had them all...by the age of 25 the man is a hero and will be staying. i cant describe the emotion of us all when he lifted that cup. it meant so so so much to him and us. no wonder he slept with it his is my hero and love him to bits. im made up for the lad and the club. we are back !!!!!