ANFIELD FAMILY ‘LIVERPOOL FAN OF THE WEEK’
2015 has arrived and with it our quest to cover some real passionate Liverpool fans from throughout the globe continues! We will cover at least 52 new fans in 2015 and the first of them comes from Tanzania. He is Bujiku and he also happens to be the first fan from the mighty continent of Africa to be featured in this section. Let’s hear what he has to say!
Name: Bujiku Simon Mzulingi
Address: Morogoro, Tanzania
Interests: Sports. Football and Formula 1
1. How long has it been since you supported Liverpool FC?
I started supporting Liverpool when I was only 6 years old. It was in 1992, when I first watched their game live on TV and I have been in love with the club ever since!
2. How did you become a Liverpool fan?
As I said before, when I was six, I happened to watch this game in the Premier League when Liverpool was playing against arsenal. King Kenny was the manager of Liverpool and I was simply enthralled by their amazing gameplay. From that day onwards I have been supporting Liverpool and I can say that these 22 years have been great!
3. Who is your favorite Liverpool legend and why?
Liverpool are a club of legends and it would be unfair to pick out just one name, so let me name two: Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard. A big reason why Liverpool is the mighty European superpower is King Kenny and so he is on the top of my choice. While I have seen hundreds enter and exit Liverpool, the name that I have been familiar from my childhood is Gerrard, who has been consistently giving fans several moments of joy.
4. Who is your current favorite player on the team?
None other than Steven Gerrard. Gerrard truly is a leader and he is the most complete midfielder, I have ever seen.
5. Which one player do you suggest the Liverpool board to buy this season and why?
I want to see Divorck Origi wearing the Liverpool shirt as soon as possible. So, I would tell the Liverpool board to make some arrangement with Lille and bring our boy wonder at Anfield ASAP.
6. Given the chance to watch Liverpool play at Anfield, which opponents would you choose and why?
It’s my dream to watch Liverpool play against our arch rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
7. Which new signing in Liverpool are you most happy with in the current season?
Looking at the brilliant performances of late, I would say Lazar Markovic.
8. Your favorite Liverpool match (that you watched live)?
The magical 2005 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul. It’s a match that I can never forget in my life. Despite being 3 goals down, I kept on watching the game and it was perhaps one of the best decisions I have ever made!
9. Your favorite Liverpool goal?
The goal that Gerrard headed in the 2005 Champions League final is my favorite. His header was simply a miracle. (Goal video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfcdRaxWLYk)
10. What’s your expectation for Liverpool this season?
I expect Liverpool to finish in the top four or five in the league, despite their current position because we have built our current team around some great young players like Coutinho, Sterling, Lazar, etc. who are playing really well at the moment.
11. What’s the most memorable thing that you have done as a Liverpool fan?
Being an official fan recognized by Liverpool FC is my proudest moment as a Liverpool fan. My LFC Official Card number is 1075999 and I am really proud of it!
12. Your message to other Liverpool fans?
Win, draw or lose, never stop supporting our managers, board and players. They are definitely there to promote the best interests of the team. Never forget what our team’s motto YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE means! At the end of the Storm there are Golden sky! YNWA!