Should I use present perfect or past perfect in the following context? Are they both correct?

  • Jason, did you see yesterday's match between Liverpool and Chelsea? What a match it was! I have never/had never seen a match like that before.

I think both are correct but I am not sure. I think If I use past perfect it mean "before yesterday's match" and If I use present perfect it brings my experience to the present day.

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You are correct. Either is grammatically correct, but in the context "I have never seen a match like that before" is a better fit for something which happened recently, and which is being discussed in the present.

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