Liverpool, 2005: Where are they now?

In the first of a new FourFourTwo series, we’ve tracked down the members of Liverpool’s famous 2005 Champions League victory to find out what they are up to now…

Jerzy Dudek

Goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek will always be asked about his match-winning contributions during Liverpool's Champions League triumph in 2005. Despite mounting an incredible comeback from three goals down at halftime, the Reds could still have lost it all if not for their oft-maligned custodian.

The Polish international made himself an instant hero with a double save to deny Milan's lethal Andriy Shevchenko at the end of extra time, before stopping two more penalties in the shootout, from Shevchenko and Andrea Pirlo.

Despite his heroics, Dudek lost his place in the team the very next season to Pepe Reina, before earning a move to Real Madrid in 2007, where he made two league appearances in four years as the back-up to Iker Casillas.

Hanging up his gloves in 2011, the goalkeeper came out of retirement in 2013 to make one final appearance for Poland in a 2-0 friendly win over Liechtenstein. This allowed him to win his 60th cap, the minimum number required in order to be inducted into his country’s Hall of Fame.

Photo: Liverpoolfc.com

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