“If it means he’s singing, brilliant!” – Liverpool supporters defend You’ll Never Walk Alone songsheet

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One committed Liverpool supporter came under ridiculous scrutiny following his approach to contributing to the Anfield atmosphere.

Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Burnley can serve as a major turning point for the Reds as they look to end the 2016/17 campaign strongly and finish in the Premier League‘s top four.

But beyond Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can and finally winning “ugly,” one of the biggest focuses after the game came from the stands.

As You’ll Never Walk Alone rang out around Anfield, one supporter was photographed holding a handwritten lyric sheet for Liverpool’s iconic anthem, in his efforts to join the throng.

This was then, unfairly, highlighted by the Liverpool Echo newspaper and held up for debate among supporters, questioning the need for a reminder of what is a matchday tradition.

Fortunately, though, especially given the lack of context surrounding this admirable effort, this earnest contribution was roundly defended:




This supporter’s move to help improve to the atmosphere at Anfield by joining in with You’ll Never Walk Alone should not be left open for ridicule, particularly given no prior knowledge of their background.

With the atmosphere throughout Liverpool games under question of late, this should be applauded, and as many supporters pointed out, this is far more constructive than those grumbling.

Jurgen Klopp has spent much of his Reds tenure calling for an improved mood during games, and the German would no doubt advocate this.

That supporters have defended it, too, suggests a step in the right direction—as someone singing along by any means is better than standing, arms folded, waiting to be entertained.

What’s a shame is that the local newspaper opted to publish such content in their need to meet traffic requirements and generate them clicks.

Update: The Liverpool Echo pulled their article on Monday afternoon after a barrage of complaints.

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