NOW YOU’VE GOT TO BELIEVE US


It’s been a song sung in vain (or not at all) for 30 years, most recently last season when all 97 points got you was a runner-up medal. (Do they even award those in the Premier League?)

While we’re at it, is it “gonna believe us” or “gotta believe us”? (The former, I think.)

No matter. It’s so close, we can touch it. It could happen today if second-place Manchester City doesn’t win at Chelsea.

It was Liverpool FC 4-0 Crystal Palace behind closed doors yesterday at Anfield.

It looked like nobody was there. But everybody was there. Believe me.

I’m a hardcore pessimist. As previously noted in this space, I got scarred permanently when the Penguins blew a three-games-to-none lead to the New York Islanders in the 1975 playoffs. I take nothing for granted when it comes to the teams I support.

But when Fabinho hit that piledriver to make it 3-nil yesterday, it finally flashed through my mind in big, neon letters:

After 30 years (and during a pandemic), WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE.

Check out yesterday’s highlights, a proper airing of the song in question as rendered during Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over visiting Manchester United on Jan. 19, and a truly inspirational video posted by the Liverpool Echo.

I will have trouble finding words, or my voice. #LFC #YNWA

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