Influenced by my uncles, I started noticing Liverpool Football Club in the mid-80s. At the time they were kings of English football and watching them rule the roost in Anfield, with the vociferous Kop egging them on, that was something special. But, the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Johnny Barnes, Ray Houghton, Ronnie Whelan, Peter Beardsley et al conquering England and Europe didn't make a large impact on me.
What did get to me was Liverpool's style of play, the "pass-and-move" philosophy. Every game was always about attack, and goals. No boring chess matches – it was all or nothing. Swashbuckling wing-play, defenders overlapping to score,