Former Liverpool stars share their favourite football memories
For anyone who loves football these are difficult times but a recent Twitter game looks back on some moments that will never be forgotten, and not always for the right reasons.
The Premier League announced last week that it hoped to be able to resume the 2019/20 campaign from the 30 April but that already looks unlikely amid the continued threat of coronavirus. As of 28 March the UK government confirmed that 17,000 people had tested positive for the virus with the public encouraged to stay inside for the coming weeks.
Magic moments chosen by Liverpool legends
With any hopes of a quick resumption of league fixtures fading away, the football community has begun to reflect on some favourite memories from past seasons. Liverpool FC have been posting highlights from the Red’s incredible 2019/20 campaign in their Season So Far series on the club’s website alongside videos showcasing the best bits of Anfield legends past and present. Former striker Fernando Torres and current number nine Roberto Firmino are two recent favourites to feature.
In a similar vein to that footballing nostalgia, a Twitter game has emerged that encourages anyone attached to football to post a single photo to help bring back some positive memories. The poster is not to add any description to the picture other than a short caption detailing the rules.
One of the first from the professional game to get involved was former Liverpool Head of Medical Science Andy Massey. Massey had been with the club for seven years before joining global governing body FIFA as their Director of Medical earlier this year. Although he’s no longer at Anfield it’s clear that he has some very fond memories from his time at the club and chose to post a picture of himself with the Champions League trophy. Sitting in the club coach after last year’s final in Madrid, he smiles alongside goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson with Alisson Becker gleefully holding the trophy behind him.
Also looking back warmly on Liverpool’s European triumph was former Reds left-back and frequent television co-commentator Jim Beglin. The Irishman chose the 4-0 semi-final victory over Barcelona as his favourite memory, posting a picture of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quickly taken corner kick that led to Divock Origi’s winner.
Carra gets involved
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also got involved with the game although he took a different approach to his Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville. Neville posted a picture of himself from Euro 96, celebrating with England star Paul Gascoigne after his wonder goal against Scotland.
While Neville’s photograph brings back great memories for all English football fans, Carragher may wish he could forget about his. He decided to post a picture of himself from a Liverpool game showing his incredulous reaction as a streaker is escorted off the pitch by a steward.
If nothing else, they have at least proved that the most memorable of footballing events are not necessarily the ones that you would expect.