Having missed out on a Champions League medal and bagged a Carling Cup one only out of sympathy, Neil Mellor is determined to help Wigan beat Arsenal tonight. Neil Mellor working at Preston North End for Sky Sports Neil Mellor missed out on playing in the 2005 Champions League final but did fly home with a medal, it just wasn’t the one he thought it was. The retired striker was injured and unable to receive a winner's medal… Mellor on his winner vs. Arsenal Benitez and his staff will also get medals, but they have nothing to do with the 25 for players. Mellor played a crucial part in that Steven Gerrard goal, against Olympiacos to win 3-1 at Anfield in the 2004-2005 Champions League. May 3, 2020 BJOlawumi 0. Neil Mellor reveals how he got his hands on AC Milan Champions League medal Sport 'I TOLD RAFA' NEIL MELLOR has a peculiar memento to remind him of Liverpool's heroic comeback in the 2005 Champions League final. Neil Mellor, after his first goal for LFC "The ball just dropped and I hit it, in front of the Kop in the last minute, against one of the top sides in Europe". NEIL'LY AS GOOD. Contents[show] Liverpool career On 4 December 2002, Mellor made his debut for Liverpool, starting in a 1-1 League Cup draw with Leicester, playing 76 minutes before being taken off for Milan Baros. Neil Mellor 25. Neil Mellor missed out on playing in the 2005 Champions League final but did fly home with a medal, it just wasn’t the one he thought it was. The six worst players to win a Champions League medal over the past decade. Mellor, who played a crucial role in the 3-1 group … Neil Andrew Mellor (born 4 November 1982) is a retired English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool from 2002 to 2006. The then Liverpool striker watched on as his teammates clawed the game back level after being 3-0 down against an AC Milan side featuring the superstars of world football. Neil Mellor joined Off The Ball on Tuesday evening to relive the magic of that Champions League night at Anfield in 2004. NEIL MELLOR has a peculiar memento to remind him of Liverpool's heroic comeback in the 2005 Champions League final. Teams have to enter a squad list for the Champions' League, ... We picked our 25-man playing squad and they will each get a medal at the final (be it winners or r/up). Neil Mellor has an unusual memento from the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul: an AC Milan runners-up medal. The former Liverpool striker was not part of the match squad for the European showpiece a dozen years ago but was inside the Ataturk Stadium to witness the Reds’ unthinkable comeback to lift the trophy after a penalty shootout.