ANFIELD FAMILY LIVERPOOL FAN OF THE WEEK: HARDIK NAGAR – INDIA
Anfield Family’s Liverpool Fan of the Week section is an exclusive platform for passionate Liverpool fans to express themselves. This week our featured fan is Hardik, from Mumbai, India, who has been supporting the club since his early teens. On to Hardik.
Name: Hardik Nagar
Address: CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, India
Occupation: CA Articled Assistant, Student
Interests: Travelling, Music, Football, Football and Football
1. How long has it been since you supported Liverpool FC?
It has been around 8 to 9 years since I have been following Liverpool FC.
2. How did you become a Liverpool fan?
I still remember the first time how excited the Gerrard-Torres duo got me. And then came the famous 4-1 win at Old Trafford win (2008/09). That was probably when I realised that I was made for Liverpool and Liverpool was made for me.
And then we had quality players like Alonso, Kuyt, Reina and of course Carra, who made me fall even more in love with the club.
3. Who is your favorite Liverpool legend and why?
Steven Gerrard. I think for my generation of fans, you don’t need to think twice before naming Gerrard. The love, the passion, the energy, the leadership and the emotion he got into the game was pretty much what every fan dreamt about. As he himself claims, ‘I am a Liverpool fan living THE dream’. His passes, movements, tackles and not to forget the screamers were highlights of his playing style which were adored by fans all over the globe. There has always been a special connection between him and the fans that easily makes him my favorite Liverpool Legend.
4. Who is your current favorite player in the team?
Roberto Firmino would be my current favorite player in the team.
5. Which one player do you suggest the Liverpool board to buy and why?
I feel Dembele of Dortmund and Sane of Manchester City would have been really rewarding investments. But if we have to sign someone, Jonas Hector would be an amazing defensive option.
6. Given the chance to watch Liverpool play at Anfield, which opponent would you choose and why?
Would love to watch us play against United at Anfield. The Kop creates a spectacular atmosphere in this particular fixture and it would be pleasing to watch Klopp celebrate a win at Anfield against United.
7. Can you recall the most memorable Liverpool FC match that you watched live?
The most memorable Liverpool match for me has to be the Dortmund one last year in which we all witnessed one of the greatest comebacks of all time at Anfield. (4-3)
8. Your favorite Liverpool goal?
Gerrard Vs Middleborough.
9. What’s your expectation for Liverpool next season?
To be honest, it is just the start of the season, but at least a top 4 finish can be fairly expected from Klopp’s men.
10. What’s the most memorable thing that you have done as a Liverpool fan?
There was an event in Mumbai called BPL Live in 2014. Robbie Fowler was to attend the event and I was really excited just to get a glance of the Liverpool Legend. The legend came there and after a small speech, he was headed to his lounge and I fortunately ran into him. I asked him for a quick photo and he was very kind to pose with me. I still remember he said “yes mate, but make it quick”, which might sound very ordinary, but only a Liverpool fan boy living miles away from England would realise how happy that made me. I still wish I could thank him for it.
11. Your message to other Liverpool fans.
To start with, We are the best supporters in the world.
It is amazing how Klopp has actually turned us from ‘Doubters to Believers’, but there are very few who are still taking a go at his decisions. I just would like to suggest to them that just wait, watch and enjoy how he brings the glory days back to Anfield.
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