This Means More – YNWA
Being a supporter of Liverpool FC has been a bag of mixed feelings, until “The normal one” came in with his penchant for “heavy metal football“. Two and a half seasons in and it’s safe to say that after losing three cup finals in less than three years, Fans of Liverpool FC are probably the happiest and most optimistic of the EPL bunch right now.
It is easy to get carried away with the valuation and total number of players that came in during a transfer window, but when just as the players are putting pen to paper, you can already tell how they’ll fit into your squad, or on their debut game, even though it’s just a preseason game, howbeit against your biggest rival, and in front of over ninety thousand people, he scores with an audacious bicycle kick, you can tell that this indeed means more to the squad.
Losing the champions league final wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be, maybe the fact that Mohammed Salah got injured in the process had diminished my expectations or the fact that Adam Lallana had been a shadow of himself all season long, I’m not sure why. Watching Manchester City stride to an emphatic record-setting point haul should frighten all opposition, but knowing that Liverpool emphatically defeated them three out of four times last season gives me confidence.
Manchester City’s squad is still scary, but with the addition of Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool looks even more exciting to all viewers. With the way Jurgen Klopp gets the guys to play, I am tempted to say most teams won’t be happy to play against them, but won’t be too unhappy to lose to them.
Hopefully, we get to see more of the Klopp Hug, less of broken spectacles, more goals from the terrific front three, less injuries, more great Anfield European nights, less crowd disturbances, more youngsters coming through and performing excellently, less of one season wonders.
All supporters of Liverpool know that ultimately, this all would mean even more if it ends with Liverpool winning the English Premier League. Winning the Champions League alongside it would amount to adding beauty to brilliance.
This truly means more.