Instagrams chosen XI from 1985

As a Liverpool fan. I have seen many players come and go since I started to support Liverpool.

So I took to Instagram to to see what their thoughts where and who should make the top XI which included seven substititutes, a manager and a captain.

So of course I started with the goal keeper

Growing up as a Liverpool Fan From London

When did it all began for me? 1984 to be precise, watching my mum get all excited about Liverpool and Kevin Keegan, and Liverpool. I was intrigued as to what it was all about. Knowing nothing much, as  I was just a kid I only knew how to play football at that time .

However it was a cup final that my mum watched so it was the end of the season so all I knew was we won at that time

So come 1985 I started to take heed of the football more seriously and, ironically my friend at school was also a Liverpool fan, so I was wanting a football kit like him and eveyrtime we got a newspaper  I’d look at the back or watch the teletext for scores (back in the day hahaha)

Sadly I was too young to go to Liverpool from London and with nobody to take me, all I could do was watch match of the day and hope Liverpool had won.

As time went on I was bought lots of memrobilia including the video of the history the book and a Kenny Dalglsh video.

I began to see just how amazing Kenny Dalglish was so before long he was my idol from a young age.

My mum was an Ian Rush fan by this time so I also payed attention to him and he was just an outstanding forward. 

Alan Hansen also stood out how he drove the ball from defense to counter attack amazed me.

I was not aware of how much Liverpool has won in previous years as it was not about that it was all about what players we had and how the football we played has me in ore.

By 1987 I was allowed to go with friends to London games as I was only teenager at the time my first game 2-1 against Arsenal at Highbury it was then I began to admire players like Steve Nicol  (scored the winner) who was just phenomenal and John Aldridge was my new found hero as Kenny became the manager.

So by 1990 I started going to Anfield but got a lot of stick as to why Liverpool, you’re not from there. 

I thought so what, my mum was a  Liverpool fan and I followed in her footsteps as it seems a lot of Irish people are Liverpool or Manchester City.) thank god not Manchester United)

Even today on some social media I get called a “wool” but I give back saying how long I have gone to Anfield for, it’s not about where your from, if you love a club and make the effort to go and travel to games you have a right to support who you want.

I have been to many finals seen the ups and downs from Kenny Dalglish to Graham Souness to Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez.

I will support Liverpool and go to the games as long as I can it’s my love and my life Liverpool FC to the day I die.

Written by @PunkyFish96

My Anfield experience

We left London early on the train up to Liverpool for the Tottenham game. The early morning rise is always worth it regardless if we win or not. The journey always goes so quick when your looking forward to watching the game

It’s always an added bonus travelling up with the supporters of the opposition the banter we have, not to mention bumping into to fellow Liverpool supporters I know from previous journeys .

We visited the Liverpool shop to get a match programme always nice to have something to read on the way back .

We then went to the “flat iron” pub to meet up with some friends for a couple of pre match drinks. We then moved onto “The Park” before going into Anfield , nice to meet up with friends we chat about what we think we’ll play like who’s in the team will the crowd be up for it .

We got to the ground early to watch the players warm up, take photos and to soak in the atmosphere. From this I could tell we were up for this. 

Also within the first few minutes of the game you can get this feeling to how the game could possible pan out. So was hoping we would be buzzing.

The crowd were electric we were in the Anfield Road end Lower stand for this game. It felt like we kept the players going with all the singing and support.  

When we sing “you’ll never walk alone” it really makes you feel part of something special the goose bumps and emotions felt it’s second to none.

The cheers and support throughout is always so infectious. The first goal was fab and to score again within a couple of minutes was amazing. The excitment was felt all around the ground, it was fantastic. We won 2-0.

The atmosphere after the game is always so vibrant even more so today the crowd never stopped singing along with the he kop leading the way, what was always good.

The out singing of the away fans, one point they sang ” where’s your famous atmosphere” we duely sang back ” where’s your European cups”.

Walking  out with all the fans chanting is also amazing from leaving the ground to getting on the bus . 

However before we boarded the bus we stayed around to see some of the players come out. They are always so welcoming towards the fans and happy to sign our programmes.

Written by @punkyfish96