Plenty of Liverpool fans were in good spirits as they reacted to a video on Twitter from former Reds striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) depicting a famous Anfield moment.
The Sky Sports pundit claimed an assist for Steven Gerrard’s crucial late goal against Olympiakos in 2004, which sent Liverpool into the Champions League knockout rounds in the season that they ultimately won the tournament for a fifth time.
— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) April 9, 2020
With the assistance of his family, Mellor recreated that iconic goal, reprising his role of cushioning a downward header to Gerrard, portrayed in this instance by his son Harry. His daughter Nicole, who initially posted the video to her TikTok profile, threw up the ball for her father to head it on for Harry to strike it past the rather belated dive of wife Rebecca, in the guise of beaten Olympiakos goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis.
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The video elicited plenty of reaction from Liverpool fans on Twitter, some of whom humorously called out a foul throw and the reactions of the goalkeeper. One Kopite jokingly asked if the ‘keeper was Jordan Pickford, the Everton number one who has been culpable of some mistakes this season:
That Pickford in goal? ??
— Chris Mc (@Chris89Mc) April 9, 2020
the keeper goes a bit late….
— Tim Ellis (@Timotei365) April 9, 2020
Pure Gold. The keeper ???
— David Regan (@abbeyreg1970) April 9, 2020
Foul throw I think ?
— Life is a dream and I am living it! (@ShaunDavies8) April 9, 2020
Foul throw, VaR would have never allowed it
— Jack (@jackjohnhenry) April 9, 2020
Foul throw … goal disallowed
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 9, 2020
Liverpool fans, did you enjoy the Mellor family’s recreation of Gerrard’s goal against Olympiakos? Share your views in the comments section below!