Everybody knows just how passionate a Liverpool fan Phil Thompson is, but in his role as a pundit he has to be impartial – except for one incredible night when pure emotion took over.

On May 25, 2005, the Reds' former captain was working for Sky Sports as part of their live coverage at the Champions League final against AC Milan, and alongside him were Gianluca Vialli and Ray Wilkins.

As the miracle of Istanbul began to unfold, Thompson's emotions got the better of him as he quickly forgot about his position in the TV box and began to behave in a manner reminiscent of his younger self standing on the Kop.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I was in the Sky box with Vialli, Wilkins and Richard Keys and myself watching the Reds.

"I was desperate, absolutely desperate. I was beside myself; a lot of things had gone against us. I remember Nesta handling the ball in the box and then going up the other end of the pitch. I was absolutely furious! My language was atrocious. I remember Richard Keys going: 'Can you mind your language?'

"I was so angry and frustrated, he kept telling me throughout. I didn't find out until after the game when he said, after we'd scored the goals: 'Let's have a look how Phil Thompson celebrated.'

"I looked at him and they had a little camera right in the top camera trained on me. He said: 'We couldn't use any audio because your language was that bad.' Then he said: 'We only had video of you banging on the window.'

"Three of my four boys were sat right outside the window, so every time a goal went in I absolutely banged on this window, not realising that they were actually filming us.

"A number of times I apologised to Vialli and Wilkins about my language. I was like a fan in that box, imagine being three down! To then score three goals in six minutes, it was an incredible place to be."

Liverpool had fought back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to take the most dramatic Champions League final of all time to penalties. As the spot-kick drama unfolded, Thompson knew fate was in his old team's hands.

He added: "You knew we were going to win it. After Jerzy making that double save from Shevchenko, you just knew. I'm sure the guy probably started writing Liverpool's name on that trophy because it was meant to be after that. It was just sensational scenes.

"It was a delight for us to have the European Cup, our own European Cup, back in the cabinet. I was bursting with pride for my football club and the part the fans played in that at half-time.

"That version of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', I have never witnessed it before or afterwards. I have never seen the emotion since that came out of people, searching inside themselves to realise that the players needed help. The bond with the fans and players - that's where the magic happened."

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