Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has revealed that he wore "lucky" red underpants during the club's run to a memorable Champions League triumph in the 2005 final.
The Reds were 3-0 down to a rampant AC Milan side at half-time in Istanbul but staged an astonishing second-half fightback to secure the trophy in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Seven years on, Benitez claims in his new book, 'Champions League Dreams', that it was a pair of underwear selected by his daughter that helped the Reds create history that season.
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"They had been selected for me by my daughter, Claudia. She would plead with me to wear them every time we had a Champions League game. There are times when you simply cannot argue with a six-year-old girl."
The pants may have been lucky for Benitez, but he could not mask his embarrassment at their design.
He added: "Unfortunately, the item in question was bright red and bore the face of the Tasmanian Devil, the cartoon character.
"She had chosen them while I was still working for Valencia and I had worn them while winning La Liga and the Uefa Cup.
"She insisted I wore them for every European game. Resistance was futile."