Well, I think it's time to create a thread based solely for discussion about Liverpool FC. I know there are at least a handful fellow Kopites here. Well I'm not sure I can call myself a Kopite as I've never been to Anfield to see them play, certainly never stood at the Kop end. But I'm certainly a big fan of Liverpool once again. And I thought it would be a good idea for me to start off the thread saying how I became a LFC fan. I'm actually English (some of you may know this). Although I haven't been back to England in a very long time, I never gave up my love of football. Now, one doesn't just start watching football by themselves, generally. They usually have an older brother or father or grandfather etc that is already a fan and indoctrinates another into the game. As was the case with me, my brother loved Chelsea. Far be it from me to join him in his love for the blue, I rather take an alternative approach and root for the team they are playing against. And so it was. You can't get any more anti blue in color than RED! When I lived in England, LFC were winning everything. FA Cup here, Champions League there, league championship everywhere. When we moved to the US, we just couldn't follow the game anymore. That was the early 80s. Well before the time of a Barclay's Premier League having every one of their games shown on NBCSN We were lucky if we could watch the FA Cup final. Usually it was only the World Cup that we could see and mostly it was on Univision (great way to learn some Spanish right?). I'll never forget the 1986 World Cup and the hand of god. And of course the subsequent near misses for England due to PK's. How hard is it to kick a penalty kick anyway? As for Liverpool, I really only started watching them seriously again the season they signed Luis Suarez. Sadly, that era came and went, not before LFC made it back to the Champions League and not before we had one shot at the league championship last season. So close. Can we ever get back to those glory days of yesterday? It would seem that we have a fantastic coach in Brendan Rodgers who can flip systems at the right time. A 3 man back line this season is part of the reason we find ourselves in 5th place with a remote chance of getting to 4th. Are we better off not making the Europa League though? With a young team, I think reps are paramount to growing and getting better. The final Stevie G game is upon us. And so begins a new era once again. With the likes of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Raheem Sterling and Philip Coutinho, the nucleus is there to move forward into this new chapter. But it hasn't been all roses and chocolates. Some of the recent signings have certainly not panned out. Dejan Lovren has been terrible. Lazar Markovic has had some bright moments but he needs reps. Adam Lallana can't stay healthy and when he is, he is at best inconsistent and doesn't seem to fit the system. Alberto Moreno is better at playing offense than defense. Daniel Sturridge can't stay healthy either and really misses Luis Suarez (more than any other player). He needs a strike partner. He looked his best this season when he could play alongside Mario Balotelli. I believe that was one game back in October/November?