Trying to pick a top 5 of Liverpool chants and songs is a challenging task.
Kopites are some of the most creative supporters out there and have come up with some brilliant ones over the years.
Every Liverpool chant is original and unlike the generic chants that you hear all over England (“We’ve got Payet/Alli/Ozil” anyone?)
Well, after a year and a half without them, fans will finally be packed into Anfield again this weekend.
It will be the first full house in the ground since Liverpool faced Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 in March 2020.
We, like everyone else, cannot wait to get the feel of the atmosphere as the Kop bursts into song for the full 90 minutes against Burnley.
So, in honour of the return of fans to Anfield, here are the top 5 chants that we cannot wait to hear on Saturday.
5. Thiago… Thiago Alcantara
Coming in at No 5 is a chant that we haven’t really got to hear yet.
Before he was even signed last summer, videos emerged on social media of 1979 track Cuba by the Gibson Brothers, but with Thiago-based lyrics.
We have heard small numbers of fans singing it, as well as the likes of Jamie Webster, but we are yet to hear it in full voice at Anfield.
Hopefully, he will get some game time against Burnley and we get a good rendition.
4. He’s Virgil van Dijk
Undoubtedly a personal favourite for all the Irish Reds out there, Virgil van Dijk’s chant really is a thing of beauty.
The Pogues’ song Dirty Ol’ Town provides the tune to this singalong masterpiece, which sounds amazing when the full stadium is singing it.
Like fans in the ground, we have also missed Virgil van Dijk. While he featured in the friendly game against Athletic Club a few weeks back and got a great reception, it is different in a meaningful game.
We have no doubt that it will be an emotional moment for the Dutchman when he hears that first line of “He’s our centre-half.”
3. Si Señor
There is one reason that we really cannot wait to hear this chant – it gives Roberto Firmino superpowers. Bobby with 50,000 Scousers singing his name is a completely different animal.
While it sounds better when it’s slowed down, the sped-up version that we hear on the Kop is still a fantastic tune.
The song creates a real South American-style cauldron feel, which really is a special type of atmosphere.
Firmino to score against Burnley could be a sensible bet, even if he doesn’t start the game.
2. Poor Scouser Tommy
Player chants are all well and good, but for many match-going fans, you can’t beat Poor Scouser Tommy.
It should be a requirement that you know the lyrics if you want to sit on the Kop, as when everyone is singing it full blast it is an absolute belter.
Filled with emotions and Scouse pride, Poor Scouser Tommy is a special song.
The only issue is that it tends to die down a bit at parts, largely due to many not knowing the lyrics. This takes away some of the intrigue.
Yet many get back into it when it gets to the “Rush scored one” part of it.
Like with many of the die-hards, Poor Scouser Tommy has to feature high on our list.
It is certainly worth its place in the top 5 Liverpool chants.
1. You’ll Never Walk Alone
We know, we know, it’s something of a boring No 1. But it is the song that the whole club is built on in a way.
While we’ve heard it with reduced numbers and at the two friendly games at Anfield this summer, it will be a special moment when the full house is giving it everything they’ve got in the Premier League.
After so long away, it will be an emotional moment. Especially for those who have been hit hardest by this pandemic.
There is no song that stirs emotions like You’ll Never Walk Alone.
When everyone is standing up singing at the top of their voices, they will realise what we have come through. They will realise how lucky they are to be at Anfield singing that anthem.
That is why it simply has to be the No 1 song that we cannot wait to hear at Anfield once again.
Top 5 Liverpool chants we can’t wait to hear again: Honourable mentions
As we said, picking just five Liverpool chants for this list was a difficult job.
There are plenty of classics that we can’t wait to hear again, like The Fields of Anfield Road, Justice for the 96, We’ll Be Coming Down the Road and We Shall Not Be Moved.
Allez Allez Allez is on its way to becoming a classic, while the odd rendition of Poetry in Motion from 2013/14 is always welcome.
In terms of player chants, Mo Salah’s is a good one that we will hopefully hear after he bags a hattrick.
While Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson’s chants are not the most lyrically impressive, they are quite catchy, as is Trent Alexander-Arnold’s.
We would also love to hear the Diogo Jota chant to the tune of D.I.S.C.O by Ottowan, although it may be a difficult one to sing.
Perhaps the brilliant Nat Phillips one will be heard, while there are certainly a few more players in the squad that are worthy of a chant.