From what I have learned, The Liverpool Way has some set of rules or protocols or ethics or whatever it cane be can be called. They are:
For the supporters
1. Just support the team through thick and thin.
2. Voice our opinions in a dignified manner
3. Respect the LFC players, because they are playing for LFC.
For the manager
1. Make winning a habbit.
2. Not letting the club matters go out to the public.
3. Attacking Football with the ball on the ground. Send the fans back home happy.
For the players
1. Play for the team.
2. Pass and move.
3. Give your all when you are wearing the shirt.
For the owners:
1. They are just there to sign the cheques.
2. Letting the football matters to the football people.
3. Support the manager
That’s the Liverpool Way but the actual Way of Liverpool…For the supporters:
“Im sick of all these OOTs and armchair fans sounding off on the forums – how often do you see them down the game eh?” followed by “ We need to be spending 50-60 million this summer if we wanna compete for the league – can’t believe we bought Carroll and missed out on Aguero. And why didn’t we pip Chelsea to signing Mata? He was only 20 million!”
“There’s nowhere like Anfield – we get behind the team – come on you redmen!” The minute our 20 year old signing misplaces a pass “Garbage – what a waste of money – doesn’t have what it takes, will never be a Liverpool player. And what’s happened to the atmosphere?”
“We need much more investment in the team. Look at Barcelona’ sacademy – we need to be bringing more youth players and local lads through. Why haven’t we had any movement on the stadium. Why have we fallen so far behind United? We shoud’ve maximised our revenue years ago – nbow we’ve been left behind – it will take us years to catch up! Having two managers at once will never work. How is the manager meant to complete deals when the club is being run in such an amateurish way?” New owners arrive: “Unbelievable! Told you this would happen – this is what you get when the club is run by people who don’t understand football”For the Manager:
“There’s a special bond with the crowd – the most knowledgeable fans in the game” Go top of the league with a draw: “Fuck this – far too defensive, no idea how to win a league, challenged for the league in spite of the manager not because of him”
“ Ridiculous – how can you can replace Gerrard / Alonso / Masch with this no-mark? Why are we rotating so much and persisting with Zonal Marking? Get rid”
“First is first and second is nowhere.” Finish eighth in the league scoring less goals than relegated teams “We’ve made progress – we’re playing much better football now, im happy with us – we just need more money / time /luck”For the players:
Hear constant moans about how we should play pass-and-move but what happens when we actually BUY these type of players?
Pass and move player who is direct with his play (Aquilani) - "Not strong enough for the Prem, doesnt tackle enough get rid"
Pass and move player who can tackle (Lucas) - "Cant see what he does, what's the point of passing sideays all the time? get rid"
Pass and Move player with phenomenal workrate and a decent shot (Henderson) - "Doesn't impose himself on games, not confident enough, get rid"For the owners:
Constantly hear about a return to doing things like we did in the old days
“Why can’t we keep our dirty washing behind closed doors?”. But once we actually DO keep things behind closed doors: “It’s not good enough, the owners aren’t giving us enough attention and justifying what they’re doing. Why can’t they be more open and communicative. I can’t see what their plan is”
“It’s the holy trinity – they need to get out of the way and sign the cheques” shortly followed by “I can’t believe they’ve left Kenny out to dry during this whole Suarez thing – disgraceful – hardly saw hide nor hair of them. And what’s our footballing vision meant to be? The owners haven’t implemented any kind of consistent philosophy”
“It’s disgraceful the way they treated Kenny – I can’t believe they sacked a legend and didn’t have anyone lined up to replace him” followed days later by: “Unbelievable – turns out getting to the cup final never mattered and the owners have been speaking to Villas Boas about taking over WEEKS ago. Well I’ve had enough – who are these Yanks? They don’t understand football and above all – it’s not The Liverpool WAY