Liverpool today congratulated Nobel prize winners of 2017 with a full-length video of the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul.
A number of winners of the 2017 edition of the awards were announced this week, with British author Kazuo Ishiguro today named as the winner of the Nobel prize in literature.
Congratulating Ishiguro and the winners of the prize in physics, chemistry and medicine, the Premier League club said that they were awe-inspired at what they described as “Istanbul-like spirit” of the entrants, and officials at Anfield were quick to commemorate the accomplisments with a specially-designed web page and tweet to the winners.
“Your experimental works are remarkable in their variation and ingenuity, and while you did not mention it specifically, we are sure you – like us – were inspired by Rafa Benitez’ experimental decision to introduce Dietmar Hamann and switch to a 3-5-2 formation while we trailed AC Milan on that memorable night in Istanbul,” read a statement on the temporary web page created by the club, adding that there were obviously numerous similarities between each of the achievements and how they were attained.
“We also appreciate the commonalities between the Reds’ great victory and Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing style and its eventual rewards. Your writing style is slow, methodical but eventually rewarding, much like our performance in the Turkish capital on that night.
“Like you before each novel, we began slowly, but worked our way into the game and eventually won out. Our victory that night is a miraculous story that even you Mr. Ishiguro would struggle to imagine, we’re sure you will agree.”
The club went on to say that while Ishiguro’s victory is all the more impressive given the quality of writers he was up against, it pales in comparison to the daunting task facing the Liverpudlian club on May 25, 2005.