AnfieldFamily Fan of the Week

Anfield Family’s quest to feature passionate Liverpool fans from all over the globe is definitely not stopping anytime soon and this week we have found a fan belonging to the country with the most number of Liverpool fans on the planet- Indonesia and guess what- he has been a passionate fan of the club for over 35 years!  His name is Mahdesi and he really is one interesting person you should definitely be following on Twitter. Anyway, if you want to be featured in this section like him, simply send us a message on our Facebook Page and our team will contact you very soon.


Mahdesi (right) alongside Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

Name: Mahdesi Iskandar
Age: 41
Address: Bekasi, Indonesia
Occupation: Journalist
Twitter/ E-mail: @mahdesi
Interests: Music, Movies, Comic books, Football

1. How long has it been since you supported Liverpool FC?
I’ve been supporting LFC as far as I can remember. So, it’s surely been more than 35 years.

2. How did you become a Liverpool fan?
I became a Liverpool fan because of the influence of my father. He was a big fan of Liverpool FC and I remember watching the European Cup final on television with him in 1977 in Singapore. It was magnificent: I was just a child, but that’s when I fell in love with the club. My younger brother and sister also support LFC, as well as my two young niece and nephew. It’s just a sort of family inheritance for us.

Ian Rush

Mahdesi with Liverpool legend Ian Rush


3. Who is your favorite Liverpool legend and why?
I will take two names. The first one shall be Ian Rush, a world class goal scorer for LFC in the glory years. With 346 goals in 660 appearances for Liverpool, he’s a true legend!
The other one is Robbie Fowler. There is a reason why he’s nicknamed ‘9od’. He was a natural goal scorer: it was always amazing watching him on the field, scoring goal after goal. Too bad we didn’t win the English League in his era.

4. Who is your current favorite player in the team?
Philippe Coutinho- a true inspiration for the team. His excellent skills in opening up the opposition defense is definitely the reason why fans have deservingly coined him the nickname ‘The Magician’. He also has an amazing personality. I believe he will be an important part of the Liverpool system in the future: he is the next legend.

5. Which one player do you suggest the Liverpool board to buy for the next season and why?
Inter Milan’s Argentinian striker, Mauro Icardi is my choice. We need a good striker, and he can be the answer to our strike deficiencies. I reckon Liverpool to be a perfect place for rising stars like him.

6. Given the chance to watch Liverpool play at Anfield, which opponent would you choose and why?
Manchester United. Why? It’s the biggest game on the planet, of course.

7. Which new signing in Liverpool are you most happy with in the current season?
Emre Can. He is now a regular player. We can play him in defense or midfield, a very effective player.

8. Your favorite Liverpool match (that you watched live)?
You’ve gotta remember Istanbul!

9. Your favorite Liverpool goal?
It’s a 9od’s goal!

10. What’s your expectation for Liverpool this season?
I want Liverpool to win the FA Cup, and if possible, grab the 4th position in the league. It’s going to be tough, but we have to fight all the way to the end.

11. What’s the most memorable thing that you have done as a Liverpool fan?
That’s seeing them play here against Indonesia’s national team, and meeting them in person. It was such an amazing feeling, beyond my imagination.


12. Your message to other Liverpool fans.
Just don’t lose faith. We are still the biggest football team in the world. Yes, we are! And always…You’ll never walk alone!

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