I look forward to Liverpool matches again
I don’t know about you but in recent times I’ve looked forward to watching Liverpool games so much more currently than the previous 18 months. Despite being unable to attend games regularly due to where I’m geographically stationed I once again feel valued by my club as a supporter, a feeling that can’t be said for when Hicks and Gillet ruled the roost. I think myself and we fellow fans felt used and tricked by them, and as it turned out their attitude towards the club wasn’t something I was ever proud of and won’t ever be proud of. They left a mark that could have tarnished our club forever, I don’t think that’s the case anymore as I think we’ve enough elbow grease to remove that mark from our history books.
We can all see that in the last 3 months our club has changed dramatically, we are in no shape to call ourselves the finished article and that might be the case for another season if not two but we’re a team that I now once again love to watch. Previously I’d be turning on to see a team that looked tired every game, uninspired to perform in a red shirt for whom ever was in charge. In the later days of Roy’s tenure I was watching hoping we’d scrap for a 1-0 win or avoid an embarrassing defeat and after games I was often left disappointed at a substandard performance home or away, win or lose. I’m always proud of my club, for the philosophies it holds, for the legacy it has in world football and for the fans that support the club from all around the world. I’m once again proud of the way we perform on the green turf every week, we’re showing desire and commitment that’s been lacking for too long. I’m always craving our next game, I want to see what Kenny will come up with, what surprises in selection he’ll spring. Some people say Dalglish has reformed Liverpool, not in my eyes but he has brought back a belief around Anfield it seems and told the squad who they’re playing for. What they’re playing for.
We’ve invested in talent which excites me, but unlike when we signed Fernando Torres from Athletico Madrid, I don’t feel like it’s a ‘one off’. Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll have shown already in the short time they’ve spent with the club that they’re ready to fight for the cause, whether that be gaining a European place this season or reinstalling the pride of the football club for seasons to come. We can speculate for a few more months on who’s likely to come in during the summer and from what Damien Comolli has said in a recent interview with LFCTV, players are going to come in, investment is going to take place, it feels good doesn’t it?
Let us take the Sunderland game from the weekend just gone, we won 2-0 convincingly, we looked strong in the tackle, composed in the middle and frightening upfront we even had a bit of rare good fortune! I sat down to watch it and thought, ‘We’re going to win this’. The Stadium of Light isn’t an easy place to go but I just had that feeling, a positive energy in me that truly believed we’d win. I haven’t been able to say that confidently for far too long.
I look forward to Liverpool matches.
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