The CA Kop Choir Invades Little Italy
by Randy Villarba
“We’re going to win the league” chants echoed off the walls of The Princess Pub in Little Italy before, during and long after Liverpool’s thrashing of Tottenham on match day. Six matches to go, but there is certainly something magical around LFC supporters right now. LFC California (@LFC_CA) from the LA/OC area took a festive coach trip down the I-5 to visit San Diego. Everyone was singing like we were all on The Kop. Coutinho, Gerrard and Suarez chants, The Fields at Anfield Road and of course… You’ll Never Walk Alone. Little Italy knew that LFC took over the pub.
Some of us were having breakfast and coffee, most of us were having pints and shots. It could have been the caffeine, or it could have been the alcohol. More than likely it was the 4 to nil dismantling of Tottenham. Much like anywhere there was a Liverpool supporter on Sunday, the place shook like a California earthquake. The crowd erupted when the final whistle blew, both on the television as well as inside the pub. Well after the match had ended, the LFC supporters were chanting just as solid as when the bus first pulled up to the pub. Thank you Brian and everyone at LFC California for showing San Diego what it means to support a real club. If you are ever in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas, you have to watch a match with these hooligans. Find them on twitter at @LFC_CA
Rodgers’ post game interview was on the television. We all sang the Brendan Rodgers chant. They put the league table up on the television again, the pub cheered again. Top of the table ladies and gentlemen. The supporters at the Princess Pub in Little Italy were jumping up and down, arms pumping as they sang along to the songs we all sing in our hearts. The energy in the pub was palpable. Six games in hand, masters of our own fate. Win out and we lift the title. We can feel the energy emanating from the red side of the Merseyside all the way here in California. Can you? After Sunday’s match at The Princess Pub with LFC California, if the lads can hold the form they’re displaying right now, I can’t help but keep singing along to the melody of “we’re going to win the league…”
Who is this is?
My name is Randy Villarba, I am a writer and the local wordsmith for The Anfield Shop here in San Diego, CA. I wasn’t born a Scouser, I was baptized one later in life. From the west side of the USA, I follow our football club on the west side of the UK with passion. When I lived in England, I lived in the shadow of Highbury. We lived in North London and my home stay mom was from Liverpool. Her daughter was dating an Arsenal hooligan. The passion within that household ran the passion of football and Liverpool FC straight into my veins.
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