- Jul 14, 2010
Its a strange one, i am from Birmingham so the pub was considerably less busy than the first leg as it was considered a dead rubber. I am renowned for my passion when Liverpool play and am called scouse Daz, it was joked that I scored the Mane header against City last season in the CL as i was already 4ft in the air and nodding it in.Barcelona were beaten in memorable Champions League semi-final at Anfield - but are Liverpool still coming to terms with it?www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
With that game against Barca as mentioned it was less busy but there were still the locals and a group of friends mainly B’ham city fans whom i had converted to being LFC fans or at least their 2nd team.
I, like alot of Liverpool fans, knew if any club could do it would be us. But the fact we had to score 3/4 without conceding against a Messi inspired Barca meant it was optimism at its best.
See, the majority of the you, the forum members are based in Liverpool so when you go the pub to watch the game you are not in the minority. What i witnessed in that game against Barca is that the majority of neutral fans want to see a good game, an underdog (it was similar the 2nd Spurs/City game). What i remember was the 3rd goal was celebrated more than the 4th mainly because it came so quick after the 2nd and because of the audacity of the 4th - did that just happen, was it legal, is it going to be disallowed.
I think my answer to the journalists piece is that I agree, I am still coming to terms with it, listen to the BBC coverage daily. However, us Liverpool fans have what many outsiders call an unrealistic expectation/belief almost rose tinted/foolish. But fortunately what our great club has demonstrated so often is that if you get a manager/team/community that all believe then anything is possible!
What i have witnessed from the Barca game is how much Klopp and our current team/style has been accepted and admired by the neutral, whether they are a football fan or not!