The former Reds manager, who guided us to six trophies over a total of more than 300 games as manager, sadly passed away aged 73 earlier this week.

Lucky fans, myself included, will always remember that “Hou Let The Reds Out” chant from the early 2000’s. The 2000/01 season was indeed memorable. It was this season that Houllier really made his mark. He led us to an unprecedented cup winning treble during the 2000-01 season as we lifted the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, as well as securing Champions League qualification.

I was lucky enough to have gone to all of those finals in that year. To say they are permanently etched in my mind goes without saying.

But his legacy at Liverpool goes beyond the trophies. Houllier was a key figure in modernising the club and bringing through home-grown talent. Steven Gerrard, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher to name just a few.

Thanks For The Memories Gerard – A Fitting Tribute

On Wednesday against Tottenham, 2,000 supporters were able to attend Anfield to show their deep affection for Houllier. At this vital top of the table clash, a range of flags and banners were on show as the fans acknowledged their appreciation, respect and love for Houllier.

A period of applause was also held ahead of kick-off as fans, players and staff on both sides paid respects to Houllier.

Thanks for the memories Gerard. You will always be remembered with so much love and affection.

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