Some 200 Liverpool Supporters Club Malaysia (LSCM) made their way to Funky Villa, Damansara for the Carlsberg-LSCM Viewing Party: FA Cup 3rd Round Match – Manchester United v Liverpool.
Also making their mark felt were the camera crew from Hoohaa.my, an online content hub, covering the gathering and interviewing our members on the match and its proceedings.
A wave of euphoria and hope surrounded our LSCM members as moments drew closer to witness the return of ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager and it was obvious in the faces and voices of our members as they sang in full voice all our songs especially the one about watching King Kenny play.
The atmosphere heightened as our members participated during the pre-match Q&A, grabbing and answering every question thrown at them; for the record, the questions prepared by venue coordinator, Kwan weren’t easy ones.
Soon, it was kick-off and before anyone got settled, the whistle blew and Manchester United were awarded a dubious penalty when Dimitar Berbatov seemed to take his favourite song, ‘Holy Diver’ too seriously and went down in the box, much to the disgust of our members at Funky Villa. Their shouts, screams and frustrations increased a little over the half-hour mark when our talismanic captain, Steven Gerrard was given a straight red.
However, true to the Liverpool spirit, our members refused to give up hope and shared their thoughts and views on the match and its talking points to the camera crew from Hooha.my, who generously covered the viewing party. At the same time, more hungry supporters rushed on to stage to win themselves exclusive Carlsberg merchandise at the Halftime Q&A.
Our members’ spirit never wavered and cheers kept on coming through the second half of the game. With our Red Men not giving an inch to that lot from Manchester, the Kenny Dalglish factor seems to be working well as the saying goes: Never send a WOY to do a KING’s job!
At fulltime, the scored stayed 1-0 and we were knocked out of the FA Cup, but seeing how the lads played with one man down, there was a shared sense between our members that Liverpool FC was on its way to a revival as they were in still full voice, singing and applauding the effort of the team showing why we are the best supporters in the world!
Obviously with the loss, there were no Guess the Score winners this time, however, three lucky draw winners won themselves Liverpool Training Kits.
As we said our goodnights, our members left knowing better days were not far away.