as a Beşiktaş fan, liverpool and kop was a legend in my childhood. then i couldnt follow british football for a long time. i went to the cl final in istanbul with friends, expected a great athmosphere, we all had liverpool shirts, memorized you'll never walk alone etc. but the athmosphere was disappointing, many liverpool fans left the stadium after half time. the only song i remember was "rafa rafael rafael benitez" few guys shouted "come on liverpool" the famous you'll never walk alone support started only when liverpool came back. i thought commercial football hit liverpool fans too. in inonu stadium, we sang more than 20 different songs per game avarage. sometimes it reaches 35 songs. in fact the last nights performance of the fans was not the best. it was a stressfull game and we couldnt sing and jump that much, we were much better in spurs game for example. anyway yesterday on a turkish tv, someone said Beşiktaş is liverpool of turkey. similar culture, similar supporter profile etc. liverpool has a great support around Beşiktaş fans. the athmosphere could be much more aggressive if the opponent was lazio for example. i am sure everybody thought to prepare an offensive banner like "you ll never walk again" but the majority didnt want to offend liverpool. actually in Beşiktaş fan forums, we discussed to cheer for liverpool too, but decided that there was no need to exaggrate.
yesterday we had a banner like "Beşiktaş is the last barricade against commercial football" and "non pasaran!"