Saturday, May 13, 2006

You'll Never Walk Alone - Salut Liverpool

They did it again... Last year in the final of the Champions League... This time in the final of the FA Cup. Very similar pattern to the wins... And very similar pattern to the way they broke my heart... AC Milan then. West Ham United today. Came from behind to equalize 3-3, played out the Extra Time and won on penalties... They are Liverpool.

The pain isn't one of losing a contest. It is because a team that equally deserved to win has lost in a lottery. I know life is cruel, but...

And the man, Steven Gerrard. He is a genius par excellence. A God-gifted person. In the Champions League final, he was the catalyst. Today he was the talisman. I will forever be in awe of him.

As West Ham were leading 2-0 and then 3-2 till injury time, I was thinking with glee over the title of this post. "Revenge Is Sweet..." is what I was going to call it and gloat over Liverpool's defeat. But as in everything, my plans came crashing down to the earth. And yet once again, I'm humbled :)

I have nightmares and a heavy heart whenever I dream or think about AC Milan's defeat last year. I thought that I will finally be able to sleep well from tonight. But alas! Stevie G had other plans. And I think my nightmares will be doubled now.

After our defeat in the finals of the Champions League, I had decided I would hate Liverpool with all my heart. But somehow, I could never actually bring myself to doing that. And that was because this team is a superb fighting team that never gives up, come what may. I have seen it time and again and this is not only over these two matches. They have a sense of commitment and a never-say-die spirit that I cannot dislike, much as I try to. So, I will never love Liverpool, but they will always have the highest respect in my heart... And that is the most I can give from my side...

Today and forever... Salut Liverpool...

You'll Never Walk Alone (The Liverpool Football Club Theme)

When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high.

And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.


Prithvi said...

LIVERPOOL ! yeah man,gotta give the credit to Liverpool...they shud be renamed, "Comeback team"...mebe coz of Gerrard.....but neways,i don't support liverpool,but admire supporter of ARSENAL!!!!!!1

Aruna said...

Jus stoppin by to say HELLO!!
how u doin??