Last night, shortly before the Wigan game, Liverpool FC royalty joined the social networking website Twitter.
Yes, the King Kenny Dalglish signed up, having been prompted by his son, Paul, and his daughters, all of whom have their own accounts and regularly interact with ‘followers’ on the site.
Within an hour the Liverpool legend had over 6,000 people following him. That number is now up to 15,000 – less than 24 hours after he signed up!
After the game, Kenny wrote “On my way home from Wigan, a draw was a fair result. Could of won it when Steven hit the bar. Couldn’t get the 3 points but i had 3 pies!” He added “Overwhelmed by the amount of followers. I don’t really understand it yet but i will get some lessons off the kids. Off to my bed. YNWA.”
Dalglish becomes the latest in LFC staff to join the site, with reserve goalkeeper Brad Jones and head of fitness & conditioning Darren Burgess joining Lucas Leiva, Ryan Babel and physio Chris Morgan on the site.
There’s also numerous parody accounts on the site, ranging in humour!
Aside from playing and coaching staff, LFC have an impressive number of journalists on the site, who interact regularly to give fans snippets of information – ‘tweeting’ from the training ground, academy and reserves matches.
Let’s not forget, the man himself John W. Henry also uses the site and just this weekend updated to say a report in The Express was “fiction”. And his wife Linda told of her Anfield exploits and amazement of The Kop, asking for song advice before her first vist.
Finally there’s the vast amounts of LFC related bloggers and journalists who provide impressive analysis and discussion on the Mighty Reds.
We’ve listed some of our favourites below to make it easy for you to ‘follow’ the best of the Reds.
To follow all the accounts listed below, without signing up for Twitter, browse our recommended LFC accounts list.
LFC Players and Coaching Staff
Other Liverpool Staff
Liverpool Related Accounts
Liverpool Journalists / Writers
General Football Journalists/Blogs/Writers
Zonal Marking (Website)
And finally, This Is Anfield Accounts