Great post Yorky, (as ever mate) I also remember the heartbreak of Keegan moving on, and part of me never forgave him. I still get goosebumps when I watch the old film of him and Tosh, but he asked to leave and that's why he will always be somebody I will be nothing more than indifferent about. Don't waste energy and effort hating, pointless, simply ignore him and focus on our new player, players who have chosen to come here and get behind them.
I learned about our heritage as a club, like a great many on here I would imagine, by talking to older heads on the Kop. These lads watched us in the 2nd Division (as it was) and talked about Mr Shankly arriving. The main thing I learned from them, cliched or not I don't care, but NOBODY is bigger than Liverpool Football Club. This is something that hopefully some people can take from this. The club gained a very special manager, a very special man, and he instilled a sense of 'team' and whilst there might have been talented individuals elsewhere, we were a team. We support a very special CLUB, not individual players. I genuinely don't want to sound arsey and an 'old arse', although it's hard to fight the ravages of time! I know how hard it is to make the little ones understand, but like SportBilly said, get their rooms re-painted and get the Anfield Rd L4 signpost and the 'This is Anfield' sign up. If they want shirts, then get a number but put their own name on there - give them hopes and asperations about playing for the club themselves. This is the only way we can recapture what we had.
The cult of celebrity is everywhere, but we need to try and rise above that and remember that players come and go, try not to get too attached, appreciate their well paid contribution but always put the club first. I think selling him will send out a strong message that we won't take that crap any more. Like the Boss said, he is only interested in players who want to to play for LFC, if you don't "Jog on!" We now have a chance to rebuild, and I think the 2 signings we have made make us a very different prospect - and that is positive. Will we miss him, maybe, but hopefully not. He showed his true colours and we should be glad we have seen through him, his comments today have sealed his place in my thinking.
The things we can take from this is that we now can see that FSG are really serious about bringing success back to Anfield, they have put their money up and sent out a message to the rest of the world. They are prepared to back our manager and look to strengthen whenever possible - the summer should be interesting. We have a manager who understands; he understands the club, the supporters and the city. Trust and back him.