The Reds mounted an epic comeback after having been 3-0 down at half-time against Milan in Istanbul. And Carragher has revealed that tons of fans crashed the team's rooftop celebrations, and that he spent most of the night bringing them there.
“The celebrations were amazing, but I spent most of the night going up and down in a lift!" Carragher told FourFourTwo.
“Our party was on this rooftop, and I kept getting messages to go down to reception to let members of my family in. Then word went around that if you said, ‘I’m Jamie Carragher’s cousin’, you’d get into the party. I let loads of fans in but I didn’t mind – it meant they got pictures with the trophy.”
The Liverpool legend also revealed that Steven Gerrard was close to joining Chelsea, but the Champions League victory helped change his mind. He added: "Winning the Champions League in 2005 kept him at the club, because it showed we could compete at the highest level.
“It also meant that we qualified for the Champions League the next season, as we’d come fifth in the league. It’s hard to believe, but without his goal, history could have been very different. Stevie was 24 and belonged in the Champions League – he was the best attacking midfielder in the world. Chelsea were desperate for him, but that goal changed everything.”