Yes. Let me explain. Hopefully you'll understand. About 2005 I got incredibly frustrated with my American College football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide. We'd slipped into mediocrity and lost 6 times in a row (the longest losing streak) to our in state rivals Auburn (the Everton of the state of Alabama). I transferred my passion to the EPL which was breaking into American TV on Fox. At the time, Man United was the team that most Americans could name if you put a gun to their heads. Man U was winning and so it was easy. I naturally hated Chelsea because we had a rival in high school named Chelsea and they were the same royal blue and white. My hate for them hasn't dissipated. I really got into the Mancs. Followed them passionately. I watched a lot. Learned the game, the players, the tactics, the grounds etc. My interest fell off for about 4 seasons. Divorce, death of my father, move back to TTown to get my life back together. I did stumble across the video series "100 men who shook the Kop" on You Tube about 8-9 years ago and began to develop a begrudging respect for the reds. The seed was planted. My sister and her family moved to Poulton Le Fylde last Autumn. I visited for a couple of weeks over Christmas. I couldn't get tickets to a United match. I didn't know how and those available were too expensive. I took a train to Elland Road and caught a Leeds match, than another on boxing day at Preston North End. We did go to a pub on a Monday night to watch the Derby with Everton. The one Where Mane scored late and we won 1-0. I found myself getting caught up with the folks in the pub and supporting Liverpool. Then I took a train to Liverpool one day to do the Beatles tour... At the Albert docks, I saw the Anfield tour bus, and chuckled hearing it belting out "You'll never Walk Alone" on the loud speakers. Merchants were selling Liverpool scarves everywhere and people were walkings around in Liverpool shirts everywhere because there was a game that evening. I found myself wishing I was going. I came back to the states and headed to Tampa to see Alabama play for the national championship there. This was a week or so later. We were in a bar and a friend of mine said he was taking his son to London in March and wanted to go to a match with him. He wanted to know where to go. An Englishman at the end of the bar overheard us and said "Go to Anfield. The atmosphere at London clubs is rubbish". He kept saying "go to Anfield, go to Anfield". I found myself watching Liverpool more closely. Then, I started researching. Reading about the club, etc. I realized the club is so similar to Bama's football program. Dominance in the 70's and 80's (60's and 70's for Bama), then a period trying to regain the glory. The close attachment to the club of the locals. The fact that the economy was bad and Scousers were made fun of by other Britons, just like the poor economy here and the stereotype of us as rednecks. The fact that the team was more important than the individual. The "whole" was greater than the "sum of the parts". The Shadow of a manager in Shanks who is still revered the same as the legend Paul "Bear" Bryant, and whose legacy still lives on. I began to tie it all together. In short, I realized i was supporting the wrong club all along!!