Liverpool: Meet And Greet With Fans Should Happen At Home And Abroad – The Anfield Wrap
Pictures of Liverpool players and fans mixing in America warm the heart – but why doesn’t that happen more in Merseyside?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 24, 2016
You’d have to be pretty dead inside not to enjoy pictures of young Liverpool fans beaming with excitement at meeting their heroes. But it’s also tinged with of sadness when you think of how many kids in Liverpool would love the same opportunity, but can’t get it. The club seem pretty strict with fans coming into any sort of contact with players, especially on match day. Fair enough, you might say, they have a job to do. But surely there is a balance to be struck here.
I mentioned this on Twitter last night and an American Red actually replied to me and said it crossed his mind when at the event how his children got more exposure to Liverpool players that day than their cousins ever had who live in the city. How is that right? I know Liverpool want to push themselves as a brand and get more fans worldwide, but what about the ones they already have? They shouldn’t be ignored.