Anonymous asked: I wasn't supporting Liverpool at the time so sorry if it sounds stupid... I know it was an important goal but what's with all the crying?
To quote Dagger, how much time do you have, anon?
I can’t speak for Liverpool fans in general, but I think what gets me most is that this stupid, heartbreaking club doesn’t even seem real to me sometimes; the WAY in which Steven Gerrard led his generation to Liverpool’s greatest triumph in its modern history is some straight up Friday Night Lights / rooting-for-the-underdog sports movie cliche shit.
There are goddamn violins swelling in the background every time I watch / read about anything about The Road to Istanbul, it just has that much of a cinematic quality to it.
I mean, ffs…
It’s not just that this would have never happened without his Olympiakos goal…
…although just think of all the poor souls who’d be supporting Totten’am Hotspur or Everton (whom we fucked over by winning the CL) today if it weren’t for that night…
…it’s also that Steven Gerrard was 24 at the time and one of the most talented footballers coming into his prime in Europe and his childhood club that he’s always loved passionately had not much to offer to him other than a whacky band of misfits and the best, craziest supporters in the world. Without Champions League in spring, I honestly don’t know if this wouldn’t have been his last season in a red shirt (do you really want me to go into how much I hate Chelsea in here to complete the picture of my bucketfull of tears?)
Also… Andy Gray’s live commentary.
TLD’R: the Olympiakos goal is stardust and unicorns prancing on rainbows and on December 8th we crey a lot