The Reds have won six of their previous nine finals; only Milan (7) and Real (13) have been crowned champions of Europe on more occasions.
They first featured in European club football's most prestigious match in 1977, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome for their first of three triumphs under Bob Paisley - the second of which came the very next year as they defeated Club Brugge 1-0 at Wembley.
Victories over Real and Roma (on penalties, featuring Bruce Grobbelaar's iconic 'spaghetti legs' routine) followed in 1981 and 1984 respectively, the latter under Joe Fagan.
It would be 31 years before Liverpool became kings of Europe again - but it was worth the wait.
On 25 May 2005, Rafael Benitez's side produced the greatest comeback the final of the competition has ever seen, coming from 3-0 down at half-time to take Milan to penalties.
In the shootout, goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek followed in Grobbelaar's wobbly footsteps to ultimately secure the Reds' fifth title on a night forever remembered as the 'Miracle of Istanbul'.
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