- Apr 27, 2014
Hahaha Clive, tell you why everyone remembers YMPA- Paddy Berger had just joined and was setting the world on fire. He was such an exciting player back then.
Hamann was so underrated in the midfield. He seemed to run the midfield without looking spectacular, but then he never needed to be. Didi rarely gave the ball away and did a lot of dirty work, and let Gerrard and others play with more freedom. I was gutted when he was left on bench in Istanbul, I will never forget the massive impact he had for the rest of that match, he somehow managed to stop Kaka and Pirlo running riot helping to turn the game on it's head.Some Memories Never Fade....
THE LEGEND OF HEROES
#7 - DIETMAR HAMANN
'The Kaiser' - Our Adopted Scouser
283 Liverpool Games... 11 Unforgettable Liverpool Goals....
How do you remember Didi Hamann in a Liverpool shirt? Our defensive midfielder with an occasional eye for a beautiful goal? What match epitomized his grit and determination? What were his strengths/weaknesses? What are your best memories of him as a player? How will he be described in generations to come?
In detailed analysis, describe and let us know here how you will always remember Didi Hamann during his Liverpool career?
Was on the Kop for that one and got bent over a crush barrier when big Jan scored that stunner! Pretty frightening at the time I can tell you. Didn't see the goal again for over 20 years but it was how I remembered it.In the YouTube video above, Tony Barrett talks about Molby's goal against Man Utd and says that it wasn't televised. Few years ago it did surface and here it is. Love the Kop reaction here.
What surprised me with this goal is how he glides across the pitch because I don't remember him for his mobility. He was always carrying a few extra pounds but it was his passing ability that stood out. He was a bit like Alonso, pinging it about all over the place. Had a hell of a shot on him too. I saw him a lot during the 85/86 season when we won the double and he was probably at his peak then. He was good at creating space and time for himself. A very clever player whose quick brain made up for the fact that he wasn't the fastest mover.