As I said mate that's what made Liverpool fans different from the rest.
Blind loyalty, yes no problem. I am blind in my support for the team. Being blindly loyal does not mean that you have to blind optimism. If loyalty to a football team was based on logical decisions nobody would ever go.
You will rarely get "value" out of football, and clubs will rarely be as loyal to the fans as the fans are to them.
Liverpool fans now, they are just the same as the rest. The minute you start worrying about what "stars" earn you may as well pack in. They said it about Alun Evans, they said it about Kevin Keegan, they said it about John Barnes, in days gone by.
People ask why is the Kop different for some games? Its not the Kop that's different, thats just bricks n mortar, it's the people in it, and the attitude of those people that are different. In the era of this photograph things were different, Anfield was more than a place, Liverpool supporters were better than supporters of other clubs.
Shanks said that bringing the cup to Liverpool was the greatest day of his life, he did it for the people of Liverpool, for the city of Liverpool and for the Liverpool fans.
Barracking and moaning as it occurs today, was not a concept that was close to the people in this photograph. The had just lost the FA Cup final, yet there they stood in appreciation of their team, their manager. It is a concept that would appear alien in this day and age amongst the fickle crowd who like to call themselves football fans, sadly that is as true of Liverpool fans as anybody else.