I’m off to Anfield with my little guy tomorrow. Huge pilgrimage for both of us and only the second time we’ll have been there.
The first I documented extensively HERE, HERE and HERE and it was a bloody nil all draw with Charlton, the one in which the returned Robbie Fowler had what would have been his first goal back disallowed by the ref.
Let’s hope better things for tomorrow. Anyway, that’s not what this is about. I was thinking the other day walking into work about You’ll Never Walk Alone and the song’s place in the club’s history and why it always brings tears to my eyes when I sing it.
You see it’s not a football song. Not at all. It’s from Carousel. The musical! It only accidentally ended up being adopted by the club after it was number one and was being played before games week after week after week.
I love it because if you listen to the lyrics it’s actually a song about hope, and solidarity in the face of adversity. And let’s face it, as Liverpool fans we need that most of the time…