On this day in 2004, Liverpool beat Olympiakos: Where are they now?

Steven Gerrard winner v Olympiakos - 2004/5

Whatever happened to the Liverpool team that beat the Greek side courtesy of Steven Gerrard's stunner?

Ask most people to think back to what happened on this day 12 years ago and they will struggle to give an answer.

For Liverpool fans, though, it is a day that will stick long in the memory for all the right reasons.

Despite being 2-1 up against Olympiakos in their final Champions League group game they were heading out of the competition.

Steven Gerrard winner v Olympiakos - 2004/5

Steven Gerrard had other ideas, though, stepping up to smash home a superb 25-yard strike to send his team into the next round.

It was a moment of magic from the midfielder and the catalyst for an extraordinary run that would see them win the competition that season, courtesy of a memorable night in Istanbul.

Here is who else featured in Rafa Benitez’s team on that special evening at Anfield and what happened to them.

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Chris Kirkland

Kirkland managed just 45 appearances in all competitions for the Reds and this was one of four in Europe this season.

He departed in 2006 and after spells across England ended up with Bury this summer but left the club in August and is currently a free agent, aged 35.

Steve Finnan

Finnan was a big hit at Anfield and featured in the team that played in the Champions League final, although he went off with injury at half time.

Indeed, the former full-back still jokes that it was him going off at half time that won the Reds the competition. He retired in 2010 after featuring in the FA Cup final with Portsmouth.

John Arne Riise

Another full-back who was well loved at Anfield and remains a firm favourite among the fans to this day.

Riise made 339 appearances in all competitions for the Reds before departing in 2008. He has moved all over since and was last seen playing for Chennaiyin FC in India.

Djimi Traore

It is always a surprise to many to discover that Traore has a Champions League winners medal to his name.

Best remembered for his mistakes and general shoddy defending, Traore made 141 appearances for the Reds before departing in 2007. He last played for Seattle Sounders and is now an assistant at the club.

Sami Hyypia

Much loved at Anfield, Hyypia was one of the better centre-halves to feature for Liverpool this millennium.

He made 464 appearances in all competitions for the Reds before leaving 2009. He retired in 2011 and has since embarked on a management career.

Former Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher before the fight

Jamie Carragher

It is arguable that no defender is more loved than Jamie Carragher at Anfield.

One of their own, he spent his entire career with Liverpool, amassing 737 appearances in all competitions, the club’s second highest appearance maker behind Ian Callaghan.

He retired in 2013 and has since established himself as one of the best pundits in the game with Sky Sports and Monday Night Football.

Steven Gerrard

As was often the case with Gerrard at Anfield, he was the man of the moment in this game with his stunning late effort seeing them through to the knockout stages.

Gerrard amassed 710 appearances for the Reds before leaving for La Galaxy. He retired this year and now looks set to take up a coaching role at Anfield.

Xabi Alonso

Another star who is still fondly remembered at Liverpool and one who many regret was sold to this day.

Alonso racked up 210 appearances for the Reds before joining Real Madrid. Since then he has won La Liga and Bundesliga titles, another Champions League, a World Cup and two European championships in a glittering career.

He is currently at Bayern Munich and still plays a key role in their midfield aged 35.

Xabi Alonso - Liverpool celebrates scoring his teams first goal against Blackburn Rovers

Antonio Nunez

Not one of Benitez’s best signings, Nunez spent just one year on Merseyside, making 27 appearances and scoring one goal.

He returned to Spain in 2005 and after spells with Celta and Murcia, as well as some time in Cyprus, was last seen playing for Deportivo in the second division in Spain.

Harry Kewell

After arriving with a big reputation from Leeds United, Kewell proved to be something of an enigma at Anfield.

He showed his quality with 11 goals in his first season but managed just five in four seasons after that. He retired in 2014 and now manages Watford’s U21s.

Milan Baros

A man who failed to repeats the heights he managed at Euro 2004, Baros struggled for his best form with Liverpool.

He managed just 27 goals in 108 games at Anfield and is probably best remembered for dropping the Champions League trophy during his team’s celebrations. He now plays for Slovan Liberec.

Milan Baros during Liverpool's win against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final

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