ANFIELD FAMILY ‘LIVERPOOL FAN OF THE WEEK’
Anfield Family’s ‘Liverpool Fan of the Week’ is a special section, exclusively for the passionate fans of Liverpool FC. We have been able to feature several Liverpool FC fans from three different continents in this section and our quest continues. If you also want to be featured here, simply leave a message on our Facebook page and we will reply you back very soon. This week we have featured Aciis, a fan who has been supporting the mighty Reds for over a decade. He also leads a well recognized international Liverpool supporters group. Let’s hear what he has to say.
Name: Aciis Khatiwada
Address: Biratnagar, Nepal
Occupation: Computer jobs
Twitter/ E-mail: Kopiteaciis@gmail.com
Interests: Music. Football and Movies
1. How long has it been since you supported Liverpool FC?
I was in my early teens when I started supporting Liverpool FC. So perhaps, it has roughly been some 14-15 years.
2. How did you become a Liverpool fan?
It was the name ‘Liverpool’ that caught my attention. I am glad I ended up being a Kopite. Most fans might say that they started supporting Liverpool because of some particular player(s): maybe Stevie ‘G’ or Carra or even because of Liverpool’s rich history and tradition. However, for me it was the name, I discovered all the important things about LFC a few years later.
3. Who is your favorite Liverpool legend and why?
Easy choice: it’s Steven Gerrard! But I am a passionate Carrager fan as well. If I can also name a manager who is a Liverpool legend, I would name Rafael Benitez. Also, players like Riise, Ryan Babel, Hyypia, Kuyt, Alonso, Bellamy, Maxi, etc. are very close to my heart.
4. Who is your current favorite player on the team?
It’s still Stevie G! But apart from him, I really admire Martin Skrtel as well.
5. Which one player do you suggest the Liverpool board to buy for the next season and why?
I am not sure on this, but if I must take a name, I think that it would be Arjen Robben. He is one awesome player and then I believe that he fits our system perfectly. He can play the way Brendan wants the team to play. He is fast, can score some great goals and have the ‘clinical’ energy that we seem to lack on top after Suarez’s departure.
6. Given the chance to watch Liverpool play at Anfield, which opponent would you choose and why?
Manchester United, no doubt. The choice is obvious, isn’t it? There may be few Liverpool fans, who would want to miss this fixture and watching it at Anfield would really be amazing.
7. Which new signing in Liverpool are you most happy with in the current season?
Our German tank, Emre Can. He will probably be a really important player for the Germany in the future. He looks like a real deal.
8. Your favorite Liverpool match (that you watched live)?
I know most of us will say Istanbul but for me it is the FA Cup final at Cardiff against West Ham United. What a match that was. Completely blew my head off. We were 2 goals down at the half time in a major Cup final and the way it ended still feels like a dream. I still remember how nervous I was. In the second half and I was sweating a lot more than normal and I was out of my mind when Stevie Gerrard scored those ‘unbelievable’ goals and who can forget Pepe Reina’s heroics, matches like this don’t come often.
9. Your favorite Liverpool goal?
Must be Steven Gerrard’s drive from outside the box against West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final. Also that Vladimir Smicer’s goal during 2005 Champions League final.
10. What’s your expectation for Liverpool this season?
Top four for sure, we need Champions League football next season. To be honest, in the early part of the season, I almost gave up on that. But we seem to have our Mojo back lately. The way we are playing, I say why not, undefeated in the league in 2015, it’s a dream on.
11. What’s the most memorable thing that you have done as a Liverpool fan?
Sometimes I have shouted preety loudly at nights when we scored some important goals in my sleepy neighborhood. The reaction from family members and neighbors are pretty epic in the morning. I ,at home, always celebrate like a fool after we score and I have to say that I enjoy it.
12. Your message to other Liverpool fans.
Support your team no matter what. Always feel proud of being a Kopite.