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Jamie Carragher reveals biggest regret about 2005 Champions League win that involves Liverpool flop

Alex Brotherton

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Jamie Carragher reveals biggest regret about 2005 Champions League win that involves Liverpool flop

Jamie Carragher has revealed the one regret he has about Liverpool's win in the 2005 Champions League final.

Liverpool's Champions League triumph in 2005 is the stuff of footballing legend, and for good reason.

Rafael Benitez's side produced one of the most remarkable comebacks in football history on arguably the biggest stage in club football.

After finding themselves 0-3 down to AC Milan at half-time, Liverpool scored three goals in six second half minutes to level the game, before winning 3-2 on penalties.

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The Liverpool players - including club legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher - entered club folklore for overcoming a star-studded Milan side including the likes of Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo, Cafu, Clarence Seedorf and Kaka.

Despite their mammoth life-changing achievement, Carragher had admitted that he has one regret about that famous night in Istanbul.

"One of my regrets about when Stevie [Steven Gerrard] lifted the trophy [Champions League 2005] is that I’m not in any picture," Carragher said on the latest episode of the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet.

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"I’m at the back stretching my calf, I’m getting cramp at the end of the game.

Jamie Carragher played in the 2005 Champions League final (Credit: Getty)
Jamie Carragher played in the 2005 Champions League final (Credit: Getty)

"There is a shot from up above and you see players who have only played two games, the right back, Josemi is in every picture, and I’m stretching my calf at the back and I’m thinking, 'Oh my God.' Whenever I sign a picture, I’m signing over Josemi’s head."

Josemi was Benitez's first signing as Liverpool manager, arriving from Spanish side Malaga in a £2 million move in the summer of 2004.

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The defender made just 28 starts in all competitions across two seasons with Liverpool. After starting in four of Liverpool's six Champions League group games in 2004/05, he was not included in Benitez's squad for the three knockout rounds, and was an unused substitute in the final.

Featured Image Credit: Stick to Football and Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Champions League, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard

Alex Brotherton
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