On 29 November, 1998 a teenager who had never even featured on the team sheet before makes his debut, coming off the bench. 16 years, 5 months and 17 days, 709 games, 185 goals and 10 trophies later he steps out for his last Anfield game.
It has been an amazing season that exceeded expectations. It has been an exciting, enjoyable ride with the team - our family - who made us dream. As the gaffer says, “the journey that we are on is going to have good times and bad times and to get through them we have to stick together, that’s the Liverpool way." This is only the beginning. We go again. (x)
[I’m leaving in a bit for the game so I’m posting this now. Feel free to delete this part if you’re reblogging the gifset] It’s the last match of the season! Who would have thought we’d be in this place, huh? I’m so excited and nervous. No matter what happens, I’m extremely proud of the lads and the boss. It’s been such a brilliant season. I don’t know you all but I’ve always felt that we are all together in this. Thanks for being with me :) It’s my pleasure to keep this tumblr alive and I hope you’ll be laughing and crying with me again in a few months ;) No matter what the result is today - we’ve achieved so much and we’re back in the CL. Can’t bloody wait for European nights again. Our fans and our fandom are so incredible. We truly are the best fans in the world <3 Believe, and be proud. Come on, Liverpool! We go again!
PS. The gifs were created from the stunning LFC animation by Richard Swarbrick, linked above.