‘Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool’ – Bill Shankly
My first official Liverpool game was vs Manchester United in the 2001 FA Charity Shield that ended in a 2-1 victory for Liverpool, courtesy of goals from McAllister and Owen. The game also featured debuts for Riise and Van Nistelrooy. However, this game took place at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, which was hosting this showpiece event due to old Wembley having been knocked down.
My first Liverpool game at Anfield didn’t actually occur until March of the following year, an end of season encounter (more…)