Keep Your Head Up LFC
by Randy Villarba
The barrage of “HA-HA’s” I received from my Chelsea and Manchester City friends was nauseating since Liverpool’s slip on Sunday versus Chelsea. It has taken me a few days to bring myself back to a chipper level. Do you know what did it?
Seeing the Champions League merchandise roll back into the Anfield Shop. Champions League football is coming back to Anfield. We accomplished what we wanted to do this season. (I can’t wait to sing, “…in Istanbul, we won it five times,” at the pub midweek. Or better yet, hear it being sung by the Kop Choir for the first time next season).
Seeing every LFC fan pick each other’s head up with, “Well, if we score 10 goals in the next two games and Miglonet clean sheets…” or with “I find it strange to be cheering for Everton this weekend but…” On social media, all our supporters have still been mostly positive looking towards these final weeks of the BPL.
At the beginning of the season we were still rebuilding. My aspirations for this season was simple; sort out the Luis Suarez situation ASAP, get back into the Champions League and finish better than Manchester United. Fourth place or bust. Look at where we are now. Luis Suarez is happy at Liverpool. We are still alive for the BPL title at the end of the season. We are back in the Champions League next season. My Manchester United friend owes me dinner for our bet on who would finish higher on the table.
The focus now is to win Crystal Palace and Newcastle. Win those games combined with hitting the net an ungodly amount of times, “…we’re going to win the league.”
If Everton plays spoiler (which we all know they are VERY capable of), we are back in the driver’s seat for the title. I always pray for Liverpool to score goal after goal after goal. Now I find myself cheering for the lot across of the Merseyside. A weird end to the season, in’nit?
Keep your head up LFC. Go Everton. (Cough… cough). Sorry. It still feels funny saying that. We Go Again. Make Us Dream. Believe.
You’ll Never Walk Alone,
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