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ESPN – Excitement builds as the Reds return to Europe’s top table

Liverpool last won the Champions League in 2005 and return to Europe's premier competition this week after a five-year absence. Even the older fans so often disgruntled by modern football's trappings and showbiz frippery will feel the hairs rise on the back of their necks when the Champions League theme blares out at Anfield again. It's been far too long. – Gerrard: I envied Man Utd in Europe – Usher: Rodgers must juggle Champions League Traditionalists may still mutter to themselves and wait patiently for the real Anfield theme You'll Never Walk Alone to rise from the Kop and drown out UEFA's tune but deep down they'll…

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