I'm not celebrating if Liverpool win Premier League, but safety fears and integrity isn't why
Ronnie Moran was a hard taskmaster over the decades at Anfield.
"Bugsy" was part of the Reds' Bootroom during the height of the club's success, and was known for keeping the player's grounded and modest in the face of heightened success. His most fabled trait was entering the dressing room after any success with the winner's medals and telling the players to "take one if you feel like you've earned it." The thinking was that Moran always wanted the team to be hungry to go again the following campaign - they needed the fire to keep burning. An interesting concept in these times of change.
A lot is being made about the Premier League's restart on 17 June, and rightly so. English football has been seen as the powerhouse of Europe's game. It has been humbled by its German counterparts in terms of competence across the board. But now a date is set, we will have to wait and see how it both looks and feels. As Kristian Walsh wrote yesterday, the concept of neutralising fixtures throws up all manner of frankly uncomfortable narratives which also serve to lessen the competitive element of the return.
All of this leads us to the question of if and when for Liverpool. Where will the moment be, how will we feel and react? Plenty of opposer's have sought to assume that for us, but it is on each individual in a manner which doesn't constitute standing outside empty stadium's and ...
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