Football, arguably more than most sports, is driven the passion of its fans. For generations communities have banded together to support their local heroes, gathering weekly to suck the ball into the opposing net or run adversaries off the pitch with their zeal.
Anfield in particular is a high temple to the fan, having forged over the decades one of the most awe-inspiring atmospheres in all of Europe.
Supporters in stadiums are only one of the countless things the pandemic has robbed the world of over the past nine months. And although a long winter fighting the virus lies ahead, fans beginning their return to football this week represents something akin to a beacon of hope.
The Liverpool City Region managed to avoid the UK government’s most stringent, recently announced restrictions allowing for up to 2,000 fans to be in attendance at home games starting with Sunday’s Premier League clash with Wolves.
Local star, Trent…