Jermaine Jenas: Why Liverpool goal is one of my happiest moments

Jermaine Jenas explains why Steven Gerrard's equaliser against West Ham in FA Cup final in 2006 is one of his favourite moments

Jermaine Jenas has revealed that a Liverpool goal provided the retired midfielder with one of his happiest moments in football.

The former England midfielder was part of the Tottenham Hotspur side that almost pipped Arsenal to a top-four finish in 2006.

However, Spurs suffered a bout of food poisoning which spread throughout the squad ahead of their final day clash at West Ham United.

Martin Jol’s illness-ravaged side were unable to compete against the Hammers and lost 3-1 at Upton Park, which sparked jubilant celebrations from the home side.

However, one week later, Steven Gerrard netted a late equaliser to deny West Ham a 3-2 FA Cup final win before Liverpool went on to beat the Hammers in a penalty shootout at Millennium Stadium.

Unsurprisingly given West Ham’s antics a week earlier, Jenas was particularly pleased to see Alan Pardew’s side get their comeuppance.

“While sitting in that dressing room at Upton Park was my worst moment in football, I always say that seeing Steven Gerrard equalise against West Ham in the last minute in the FA Cup final from about 100 yards the following weekend was one of my happiest moments,” Jenas told Yahoo Sport.

Tottenham make the trip to West Ham on Wednesday night.

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