2 games on this day…2006 and 2008. Both against Chelsea FC. Liverpool vs Chelsea in the Champions League Semi Final saw Liverpool have to accept a draw which favoured Chelsea as it finished 1-1 at Anfield. Dirk Kuyt scored in the 43rd min as an Own Goal by John Arne Riise gave Chelsea more than just a lifeline. It proved costly as Liverpool lost the return leg 3-2 as Chelsea went on to the Final.
A more positive one as Luis Garcia stunned Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea faithful with a stunning long range effort that soared in past Carlo Cudicini. This sent Liverpool into the FA Cup Final of 2006. Riise gave Liverpool the lead in the 21st min before Garcia took centre stage with the goal of the game. Drogba gave Chelsea a lifeline but it was to no avail as Liverpool logged their place into the FA Cup Final vs West Ham.