Was thinking this morning as I sometimes do, about the day I fell in love with the club, Dec. 28, 1998, my first visit to Anfield. I was familiar with the club before that of course, and was an avid connoisseur of European and British football, but upon visiting the city and stadium for the first time I realized there was something very different present here.
So I wondered about everyone else's first or earliest memory of Liverpool. A focal point could be, can you remember the team and any details from the first time you watched, either in person or from afar. It's OK to look it up if that helps. I know we have a wide age range on here so I look forward to responses, and I'm officially declaring this a no arguing zone (particularly anything involving Jordan Henderson!).
Liverpool 4, Newcastle 2
Dec. 28, 1998
GK: David James
D: Vegard Heggem Steve Staunton, Phil Babb, Jamie Carragher, Stiggy
M: Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp, Patrick Berger
F: Michael Owen, Karl Heinz-Reidle
Subs: Brad Friedel, Steve Harkness, Jason McAteer, David Thompson, Steven Gerrard
Newcastle's lineup included Didi Hamann (who was sent off), Alan Shearer, Duncan Ferguson, Stuart Pearce and on the bench: John Barnes!
Reds fell behind 2-0, the second coming AFTER they were reduced to 10, then substitute David Thompson (who replaced Steven Gerrard, who had replaced the injured McManaman) started influencing things a great deal, leading to braces for both Owen and Riedle. But my biggest memory will always be of how The Kop drew that team forward in the 2nd half. It is NOT a myth.
Would love to read your memories.