As we remember 20 years to the day since fans filed from the standing Kop for a final time, Roy Evans recalls fond memories of the famous terrace.
Evans was Liverpool manager on April 30, 1994, when Anfield paid homage to the end of an era as supporters queued up from early morning to get their favourite spec on the Kop.
They were encouraged to bring old Liverpool shirts, scarves and banners as the day had been billed by the club as 'The Kop's Last Stand'.
Lord Justice Taylor's report into the Hillsborough disaster signified the end of the standing terrace in football and work was due to start on turning the Kop into an all-seater stand.
It meant a world-footballing institution was about to change forever - and on an emotional afternoon in L4, fans flocked to say their goodbyes.
"It only seems like 10 years ago, never mind 20," Evans told Liverpoolfc.com. "Obviously the Kop has stayed there but it's different to the Kop I knew and loved.
"When I was a kid I remember going from the boys' pen to the Kop itself and you became a man - well you thought you did!
"I used to love standing on the Kop. It was great and you just became one family and it was the team behind the goal if you like.
"I have great memories of the Kop as a supporter and also as a player, coach and manager. The standing Kop was something different and it was fantastic.
"It was changed for all the right reasons and it had to change after Hillsborough."
The match itself, against Norwich City, turned out to be something of a disappointment as out on the pitch, the Canaries spoilt the party with a 1-0 win, sealed by a stunning Kop end strike from Jeremy Goss.
Evans said: "Goss scored the only goal, we got beat and it wasn't a nice feeling. Obviously you want to leave our great heritage, the Kop, with a win but we couldn't do that on the day.
"The only thing that made it a bit of fun was we had a party the next day and I stood on the Kop singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' with Gerry Marsden in front of 30,000 people!"
A special parade took place before the game with the Kop welcoming legends from the club's distinguished past.
The noise which greeted the likes of Billy Liddell and Kenny Dalglish almost broke the sound barrier, but it was the appearance of treble winner Joe Fagan, flanked arm-in-arm by Nessie Shankly and Jessie Paisley that nearly took the roof of the Kop.
Evans added: "We could hear the noise in the corridor waiting to come out on the pitch. It would have been nice to have actually been outside to have seen it because you are talking about great people who I had the privilege of working with from our football club who were massively successful, and it's only right and proper they got that reception. As always they never let us down.
"The wives of Bill and Bob were great supporters of their men for many years and became famous in their own little way as Shanks would always talk about Nessie.
"You couldn't call them WAGS in those days but they were the manager's wives. It was just a nice gesture to show this is where it all started for us. It was an exceptional day."
Despite the terrace now occupying seats, Evans admits there is nothing else in world football quite like the Kop.
He added: "It was a fantastic place to be and still is now. Ray Clemence came up recently to sit on the Kop for the first time ever and told me how much he enjoyed it.
"The Kop is special and it means so much to this football club with the fantastic support given to the lads.
"When we were successful in the 1960s, everything took off and the Kop became legendary in football. The supporters made all these famous songs in the Kop and it was a phenomenal place."
Evans also fondly recalls the special European nights at Anfield which will return in 2014-15 as Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool return to the Champions League.
He added: "Night games in Europe at Anfield always seemed to have a different atmosphere - maybe because it was dark or maybe because it was Europe. There was just something different about them, everyone was charged up and up for it.
"We played some great teams in Europe and of course became really successful and it will be fantastic for us to have that back again next season.
"The fans are the star of the show at the end of the day. Of course the lads have got to go on that pitch and perform but we have had a great support, not only from Anfield but all around the world and we are very fortunate."