By Olatunji Obadina @JazifiedTunjee
Liverpool football club as we all know is one of the most successful football club in England and in the whole world. The name of the football club alone striked fear into the hearts of opposing teams and their fans because ‘we never give up’ even when people think it is over(the 2005 champions league final against AC Milan_as a case study). No wonder any fooballer that has dorned our trademark red jersey feels accomplished as a footballer.
My journey to becoming a RED started 10years ago,as a 13yr old, i prefer playing football and watching only my national team (Nigeria) play not until i came across a liverpool match. I was facinated with the way the players controlled the game and bossed their opponents like they were training.
The urge to watch more of Liverpool’s game then came over me. I became an instant RED in my family;alone,no other person on my side. My brothers became my rivals whenever Liverpool play the clubs they support and the feeling of ‘You’ll never walk alone’ engulfed me when I started going 2 school with a customized schoolbag with the inscription ‘Liverpool the best’.
Even at school, I was the only liverpoolfc fan of over a hundred and fifty (150)students in my session(not including my seniors and juniors). Whenever LFC loses a match,I’ll refuse to eat. I felt shy to argue with people whenevr they are arguing on things related to football because there was no back-up 4 me. This continued for a while until I bought replica Liverpool jerseys,banner and other things to show that even dere z no other Liverpool fan that is ready to stand up tall and change the situation, I will. With that boldness in me, I rallied the little people i could and we started showing how proud we are to be a RED.
Hence my nickname ‘LIVERPOOL’