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