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My Liverpool Story : Harvey Uppal and Nav Sandhu

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As part of our on going series ‘My Liverpool Story’, The Asian Kop are delighted to feature Harvey Uppal and Nav Sandu’s Liverpool Stories. We would like to thank them both and we hope you enjoy reading them!

My LFC Story : Harvey Uppal (England)

I support Liverpool because it’s more then a football team, it’s like a family, it’s a way of life. Once you go to a home game and hear everyone singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’; you realise that this is not just an anthem we sing, it’s a lifestyle in which every Liverpool fan is embodied in.

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My earliest memory of Liverpool was the FA Cup final of 1988 when we lost to Wimbledon in the final. There were probably earlier memories of watching the Redmen on Match of the Day but the 1988 FA Cup final stands out as I remember the whole day from start to finish, from the road to the final, players leaving the hotel and walking on to the Wembley turf . I remember waking up in the morning of the final wanting to watch and record the whole day on 2 VHS cassettes, ended up taping over it due to the result.

Cup Final 1988

My favourite Liverpool player is Steven Gerrard because I’ve seen him carry the team through some of the biggest matches in Liverpool’s history and through a time where Liverpool had fairly average players, but always came out on top against Europe’s elite.

My favourite player used to John Barnes just because of what this guy could do with the ball and his sheer skill; but after seeing Stevie G become captain of Liverpool he became a man poised to make the team great again. He proved he was a worthy captain in the 2005 Champions Leagues final and 2006 FA Cup final.

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My favourite game was the 2005 Champions League final. More then a football match possibly the greatest sporting event ever witnessed by a televised audience. Call it what you want the ‘The Greatest Comeback’ or ‘The Greatest Ever European Final’, the final in Istanbul is something that will never be repeated. When I watch replays of the game and I see the team we had against the mighty AC Milan (possibly at the time the best team in Europe), I am amazed at how we came back from 3 – 0 down against them…it simply just puts a smile on my face

 Steven Gerrard Champs League

My most memorable Liverpool goal was Stevie G’s winning goal against Olympiakos in December 2004 (Champions League Group Stage). I remember taking 3 friends to their first Liverpool match and we managed to get 4 tickets in the Kop end. After being 1-0 down at half time, we all knew we needed 3 goals to qualify and when Stevie G hit that belter (ohhhh you beautyyy), the whole Kop moved. I remember jumping up and down with my phone, which must have landed two rows in front of me…luckily it was returned to me afterwards!

SG Olympiakos

My first Anfield game was in August 2000 against Parma of Italy. It was a friendly match just before our historic treble winning season. I remember the match quite clearly as there were so many new faces on show but I remember being most impressed by young Steven Gerrard and the slightly older Gary McAllister.

The best game I have been to was the 2012 FA Cup semi final against Everton. This game was extra special for me because as a young boy I always wanted to see the Mighty Reds play at Wembley, and also because we were playing our neighbours Everton. It was a great occasion marked by 2 goals from our forwards which gave us victory and a step into the final.

Carrol Goal Everton

 My favourite Liverpool moment was watching Stevie G lift our 5th European Cup in Istanbul after a rollercoaster game. I still have flashbacks of that moment to this day and think to myself ‘Anything in life is achievable if you believe’.

I watched the 2005 Champions League at the Pub and when Dudek saved Shevchenko’s penalty I hugged all my family and friends that were present and ran towards the big screen jumping up and down while shouting ‘We are the Champions’.

My special Liverpool experience was taking my wife to her first Liverpool game. After her constant questioning of my love for the team and the game it was great to take her there and see the smile on her face when the final whistle blew.

My LFC Story : Nav Sandhu (England)

I support Liverpool because my elder brother and uncles supported them and their influence rubbed off on me and I followed the family tradition.

My earliest memory of Liverpool was the 1989 cup final against Everton when Ian Rush scored 2 goals, remember it clearly and from there my Liverpool supporter journey began!

IR Cup Final

 My favourite Liverpool player is Steven Gerrard because he is Liverpool and is the one player whose career I remember from his very first game for LFC to the present day.

My favourite game was without question Istanbul!

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My most memorable Liverpool goal  too many to mention but the two that stand out are Stan Collymore’s winner against Newcastle in the league in 95 and then Stevie G’s Olympicakos thunderbolt!

SC Newcastle

My first Anfield game was Liverpool vs Arsenal 2-2 in 2003 and Emile Heskey scored a late equaliser!

Heskey Equaliser

The best game I have been to is Liverpool vs West Ham 2006 FA Cup final, the Gerrard final.

SG FA CUP FINAL

 My favourite Liverpool moment was seeing Liverpool win the Champions League in 2005, without question.

Liverpool is the greatest club because ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. We are all in this together, players, staff and supporters all around the world; we will one day rise like a phoenix and take our place again were we belong.

YNWA – JFT96.

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