Ron is the founder and editor of OurKop.com. It was his idea to setup OurKop.com to provide a one stop website for Liverpool fans across the world. Ron has been a Liverpool supporter since he was 5 years old and 20 years on, he has not for a single second ever thought about any other football team besides Liverpool.
Ron will be wearing the number 7 jursey on OurKop.com and naturally he would be the captain at OurKop.com. He aims to be as great a captain as one of his Liverpool idols: Steven Gerrard. The reason Ron has opted to wear number 7 is because he has idolised ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish and rates him as the greatest ever Liverpool player. But he does say Gerrard comes in a very close second in his all time greatest Liverpool players list.
Ron’s greatest ever Liverpool moment is the famous night in 2005 in Istanbul and hopes to see many more nights like that in the future; he is certain there will be more good time ahead for us!
Alan from Ballymoney, N’Ireland has recently started writing posts for our website. He has been writing the LFC’s Greatest XI over the past few weeks. Born in 1984 he has been a LFC fan for as long as he can remember. He puts his devotion to LFC down to his father. His father a long time red told him all about the famous players, managers and European Cup victories from the past. His first memory of a cup final was the 1992 FA Cup final and his best memory of a final was Istanbul 2005. He like many other reds has a lot of respect for Bill Shankly for starting LFC off on the path of glory many years ago. He enjoys watching LFC with his brother and fellow red.
Favourite Players of the past: Tommy Smith, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Elisha Scott (a distant relative), Ian Rush, John Barnes and Robbie Fowler (God).
Favourite Current Players: Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Martin Kelly, Luis Suarez and Pepe Reina
Favourite Quotation: Bob Paisley ”I remember the bad times at Liverpool too, we were second one year!”
Alan tries to get to Anfield once a year with his wife who is also a LFC fan, they both share a love for Liverpool as a city. Alan intends to see his son and daughter follow his passion for Liverpool Football Club.
Alan has picked the number 8 shirt as Steven Gerrard he feels is the best player to pull on the famous red jersey and he also feels centre of midfield is the most important position in the team.
Will Piper (9)
Will is our sports journalist in training. A University student, Will has already been involved with major sports media outlets such as Sky Sports, BBC Sport, MATCH Magazine and the Press Association and is hoping to find a career in sports writing upon graduation.
A Liverpool fan from a young age, Will was inspired by our glorious history and fell in love with the Reds after watching the British contingent of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman light up the Premiership in the late 90’s. Since then he, like all the rest of us, has been through all the drama, glory and misery of being a Liverpool fan and says his favourite memories- other than the Champions League Final in Istanbul- are the FA Cup Final in 2001, the 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid in 2009, the 4-1 humiliation of Manchester United at Old Trafford, the 3-1 win over Olympiakos enroute to Istanbul and last season’s defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge following the departure of Fernando Torres and recruitment of Andy Carroll.
Will is a big fan of Carroll and believes that Liverpool’s new number 9 and strike partner Luis Suarez will be the players to lead us back to the top! The number 9 shirt has always been an inspirational shirt at Anfield, given to only the very best and that is why Will is going to follow in the footsteps of Roger Hunt, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll and wear the number 9 shirt for Our Kop. He hopes that he can be as inspirational a figure as our goal-scorers were to the team-mates and fans.
Born 1980 in Norwich, England. Raised by an LFC-supporting mother who grew up in Anfield (the area, not the ground!) and never any doubt who I’d support. Grew up watching Dalglish’s all-conquering 80s teams and idolising Rush and Barnes, then the immense shock and pain of Hillsborough followed by the sadness of losing Kenny as manager. Spent the next 20 years in a state of permanent optimism which waned only briefly in between Benitez and Dalglish (a period which my memory has erased for safety reasons). Always looking for the silver lining. Moved around England over the years but never stopped going to games whenever I can. Hit the jackpot by marrying a South African Liverpool supporter and have dressed our young son in the famous red since day one.
Favourite previous players: Rush, Fowler, Barnes.
Favourite current players: Suarez, Kuyt, Lucas, Reina.
“Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” (Shankly)
I take great comfort from the fact that there are so many intelligent, informed LFC fans still out there, and I’m proud to support what remains the greatest club in the world.
Benjamin is a contributing writer to OurKop.com. Living in the USA, his first real experience with football (other than playing U-12’s) was the majesty of Michael Owen racing about in World Cup 98’. Following him to club level was a short step to take and he found himself watching LFC for the first time. Ten years later he finds himself more passionate than ever and looking for the title to come home to Anfield for the first time since joining the Liverpool family.
Benjamin will be pulling on the #20 for OurKop.com, holding steady and keeping the focus on LFC just as our Monster does for us in the midfield. Ben feels a great admiration for the job Mascherano does and the effort he gives week in and week out.
Football being what it is in the States, he takes great pleasure in getting a chance to express his love of LFC to you all.
Dave is 34 years old from N.Ireland. Dave is a current member of the Richhill and District Liverpool Supporters Club which is based just outside Armagh City. Dave has been a Liverpool supporter all his life which he thanks his Dad for and he can still remember pulling on his first Liverpool jersey which was the 80-81 home strip with Hitachi on the front. Sadly this top has since been lost which he thanks his Mum for.
Dave’s favourite player of the past was Ian Rush but now has moved his admiration to defense and Number 23 Jamie Carragher. He is everything that Liverpool FC stands for and everytime he plays he shows the determination, drive, honesty and the will to win that the jersey on his back deserves. He is an example to every Liverpool player what Liverpool FC means to every supporter watching in Anfield and television around the world .As Shankly said ‘For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side” Bill didn’t know but he was talking about Carra when he said that and he would have been proud of him that night in Istanbul.
It is really no surprise that Dave will be wearing the number 23 on Our Kop.
Eain was born in 1971 in Oxfordshire, and has supported Liverpool since the mid/late 1970?s, he has very fond childhood memories as he sat in the family front room watching the European Cup Final’s in 1977, 78, 81, 84 and of course the awful events at Heysal in 1985. His childhood hero was Bruce Grobbelaar, hence why Eain will be wearing the No. 1 shirt for the team. Eain first saw Liverpool play at Anfield against Nottingham Forest. As a young boy he fell in love with the club and has never looked back, although in recent years it’s become more of a dramatic soap opera supporting Liverpool.
All Eain want is to see every single Liverpool player playing to win, giving 100% week in week out, no excuses… oh and of course, to also see many more trophies and honours heading for Anfield.
If you would like to be part of The Team; Please contact Ron on firstname.lastname@example.org