Liverpool won the 2001 UEFA Cup Final, beating Deportivo Alaves of Spain 5-4 after extra time on 16 May 2001 in Dortmund. The UEFA Cup was the third trophy won by Liverpool in their treble-winning 2000-01 season, and came just four days after their FA Cup win.
Liverpool reached the final of the 2001 UEFA Cup after knocking out European giants Roma, Porto and Barcelona in the preceding rounds. Alaves however were a much less well-renowned club, this being their first season ever in European competition. (more...)