31/08/2013 06:39, Report by Mark Froggatt

Anfield: Forlan's double

As we relive classic Anfield moments, Mark Froggatt pays tribute to Diego Forlan...

Throughout history, clashes with Liverpool have made heroes and villains of the greats. It can happen at any time; a theory that was proven during two minutes in December, 2002.

With just over an hour on the clock, during a nip and tuck encounter, the narrative was written. Performing his best Massimo Taibi impression, Kop idol Jerzy Dudek made a hash of a simple pick-up, allowing Diego Forlan to convert into an open goal. Cue mass hysteria in the away end, although it was about to get better...

Just as bums were returning to seats, he was at it again. Latching onto Giggsy's perfectly nudged through-ball, our perennial underdog piled further misery on Dudek with a powerful near-post finish, cementing his place in Reds history.

And although his United career never took flight, scoring 17 goals in 97 appearances before achieving success overseas, the South American's name will always echo around the Stretford End in tribute to that glorious day on Merseyside.

He came from Uruguay, he made the Scousers cry. And for Diego, it's that simple.

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