Livermore raises Champions Trophy
IT WAS Brent Livermore’s 10th Champions Trophy appearance and one he will look back on with pride.
The Kookaburras claimed their 10th Champions Trophy title with a backs-to-the-wall 5-3 victory against Olympic gold medallists Germany on Sunday, after trailing 1-3 at half time.
Livermore, who has achieved just about everything in hockey, said the win was very special.
“My two daughters Kyra and Zoe were in front of me as we lined up on the field before the start of the game,” he said
“You could hear them sing the national anthem, which added a nice touch.”
Germany defeated the Kookaburras earlier in the tournament and at half- time it looked like they would run away with the game.
“To come back like we did was a huge challenge,” Livermore said.
“We always knew we were in the match, the first half scoreline wasn’t telling of the game. We had solid defence but had a few lapses in concentration.
“We got a quick goal in the second half and got our sails up. There was a lot of belief within the side and our fitness paid off.”
Livermore and the Kookaburras have the luxury of a week away from hockey before they start their preparations for the World Cup in Delhi, India, next February.