ANFIELD FAMILY LIVERPOOL FAN OF THE WEEK: CARLOS – CHILE
Anfield Family’s Liverpool fan of the week is a section exclusively for Liverpool FC fans across the globe to express themselves. Over the past month, we received plenty of requests from South America and we thus plan to cover several fans from the region in the coming weeks. This week, our fan of the week is Carlos, who hails from Chile. A passionate Red for over a decade, Carlos also plays guitars in a popular local rock band. So, let’s hear more from our rocking Chilean Liverpool fan.
Address: Santiago, Chile
Occupation: Employer, Musician
Interests: Football and music
1. How long has it been since you supported Liverpool FC?
I began to passionately follow Liverpool in 2005. So, it’s been 11 years.
2. How did you become a Liverpool fan?
I became a Liverpool fan after the famous Champions League victory at Istanbul. It was their amazing display of football and passion that made them victorious in the tournament. Liverpool is the living proof of endurance and we have witnessed several times over the years that if one keeps fighting till the end, victory is imminent.
3. Who is your favorite Liverpool legend and why?
Steven Gerrard: the living legend. He commanded us to victory in Europe in 2005 and to another final in 2007 in the biggest European tournament. He always plays with passion and has a heart colored with red. I hoped to see him soon at LFC again, but it’s sad to know that he is officially retiring.
4. Who is your current favorite player in the team?
The magician, Philippe Coutinho. For me, he is one of the three best players in the world at the moment. He has the perfect vision of the game: pacing, dribbling and short and long shots! I wish we could hold on to him at Liverpool forever, but the push for him eventually will be tough with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona on the lookout for him.
5. Which one player do you suggest the Liverpool board to buy and why?
To me, as a Chilean, I would have loved to see a Chilean player at Liverpool, like Mark Gonzalez and Lawrence Vigouroux some time ago. One of the best players in the world at this moment is Alexis Sanchez: a fast and strong player that knows how to play with the ball (just ask Ramirez and Coates) and is always a threat to his rivals. But for now his position is perfect covered by Mane and Firmino. So, I would recommend Gary “el pit bull” Medel, of Inter Milan. He is a player that fights for every ball as like it was the 90th minute and your team were missing by one goal. He never quits and plays even with a muscle strain.
6. Given the chance to watch Liverpool play at Anfield, which opponent would you choose and why?
Manchester United. Victories at Anfield always taste better when they are against Man U.
7. Can you recall the most memorable Liverpool FC match that you watched live?
One of the best matches of all times: Liverpool vs Milan on May 25th, 2005. After a first half of 3 goals by Milan (one in the first minute of play) and 0 by Liverpool, things didn’t look so good. But in the second half everything changed thanks to the spark brought by Gerrard’s goal and the rest, as they say, is history. Liverpool showed the world that night that quitting is never an option.
8. Your favorite Liverpool goal?
There are so many to choose from. The one I still vividly remember however is Fernando Torres’ amazing volley goal against Blackburn. I would also mention all 4 Suarez goals against Norwich, Gerrard vs Blackburn on April of 2008 and Luis Garcia’s goal against Chelsea on UCL 04/05.
9. What’s your expectation for Liverpool in the current season?
Klopp has led a change that was necessary for Liverpool. It’s an absolute joy to watch Liverpool playing offensively in Kloop’s style lately. I believe that this is the season that Liverpool can indeed win the premier league title, and I have full faith in Klopp and the players.
10. What’s the most memorable thing that you have done as a Liverpool fan?
My most memorable thing as a Liverpool fan will surely happen in 2017: I have plans to watch some Liverpool games live at Anfield next year, chanting YNWA!
11. Your message to other Liverpool fans.
Regards to all Liverpool fans worldwide! Believe in Klopp and in yourselves and always remember when you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark.
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