I recently visited the great city of Liverpool where I was apparently inducted into the Reds Supporters club when I went to Anfield to watch a game against Aston Villa.
As many people know I’ve never been a great supporter of any particular football team – or any sports team for that matter. I’ve never really gotten involved with team sports, I’m more of an individual sports enthusiast.
Rooting for the underdog…
I do, however, like the idea of Liverpool as a team and as a club. What little I know of them, they have had a very successful past, with a lot of titles and famous events. In recent times they have, however, fallen on hard times. I know they haven’t had a great run of things lately and have been pushed down the table and aren’t in great financial shape.
I rather like the idea of rooting for the underdog in general and I think Liverpool fits that bill nicely.
I like to think someone will come into the club and shake things up a bit to get things going again.
Is Kenny Dalgleish that man? He does have a fantastic history with the club but if the owners don’t give their support to changes will he be able to affect any changes and it may undermine his own reputation.
Having seen the atmosphere for myself in the pubs around the grounds I can honestly say I did get swept up in the event. While we weren’t watching the match from the Kop, you really do get a sense of excitement and passion for what’s going on on the pitch. I don’t think I’ve ever jumped out of my seat do many times in a 90-odd minute period…