This is an superb account of the recent history of Liverpool FC. As with its excellent follow-up, Red Revival, this book takes a balanced look at the club's recent fortunes. In the case of this book, it starts with the demise of Gerard Houllier and looks at the simultaneous rise of Rafael Benitez at Valencia. The book then follows the progress of the 2004/05 season, including all the off-the-pitch activity like investment, proposed stadium move, Gerrard to Chelsea, and Owen to Madrid. It then details the lows in the league and FA Cup, and the hysterical reaction to them in the media, and the heady highs of Istanbul, with a eye-witness account of the occasion in Turkey and the famous game itself. There are some excellent books on that incredible triumph, but this is easily up there with the best.