“Poetry in motion”, the decibelles float down onto the Anfield pitch. A song that we’ve sang throughout the years in honour of the quality of football that has graced Liverpool Football Club.
Now more than ever, the song carries weight. This is the very best Liverpool side of all time, just ask your parents.
Know what’s hitting home with me man all the auld fellas who are saying this is the best side they’ve seen. All through growing up we were told we missed the days of real Liverpool teams but here we are witnessing the best side in our history. Up the reds x
— Kieran Molyneux (@kieranmolyneux) September 15, 2019
Never before has Anfield seen the likes of Roberto Firmino. We had Luis Suarez – a man that made football into theatre. However, Suarez was a solo act. Firmino is the compere, the host and conductor, introducing his trusty sidekicks with the scoop of a foot, the flick of the heel, a look the other way. Virgil van Dijk is a season or two away from being our all time best defender. Never have we had a centre back that has made being the world’s best look so easy.
This Reds side are putting together passages of play that the great Liverpool defences would have struggled to contend with. Alan Hansen would have been spun around by Bobby Firmino. Mo Salah would be too quick for Mark Lawrenson.
As me and my Dad rewatched Mo Salah’s assist from Bobby on Saturday, I asked my father where this Liverpool team rank among the greats. He told me they are the greats – they are and the football is “a level above”. We are on the verge of dynasty with Jürgen Klopp at the helm, the parallels between his stewardship and Bill Shankly’s are becoming more stark by the day. As time goes on, Klopp will be remembered in the same vein.
If, like me, you grew up on the stories without the glories, this is it. We are on the precipice of the glory days. Enjoy it.