From Liverpoolfc.tv messageboard
"Rather than join the sniping about Zenden, Crouch, whoever... I thought I'd raise a glass to a true Liverpool legend.
A flawless performance tonight from Sami. Won every header, but not just won the headers, won them commandingly. Every pass perfect and at least two crucial and absolutely immaculate challenges. Top drawer in every respect and very far from being past it (regardless of the strength of the opposition).
But not just tonight. Seven and a half years, nearly 400 games - an inspirational captain for many of them. A model professional in how he conducts himself both on and off the pitch.
Remember last season... Sami's head split open...sprints off the pitch for stiches...sprints back on with a huge bandage on and immediately leaps like a salmon to clear the danger at a corner with a thumping header.
Remember the 4th minute against Juventus in the Champions League quarter final...what a volley.
Remember the treble season, 58 matches played and not a single booking.
Remember 2 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 2 Charity Shields, the UEFA Cup and that night in Istanbul. Quite probably the greatest red never to have won a league title."
Posted by PlasticGloryHunter 18 October 2006 09:54 PM