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Top Five Liverpool Fan Chants

One of the sport’s most illustrious clubs, Liverpool have a glorious history on and off the field. An organization that is close to its fans, Liverpool have come up with several legendary fan chants that have graced the Anfield terraces over the decades.

While a number of them come and go, few linger and take a life of their own. We look at five such fan chants that make Anfield bounce even today.

An effort was taken to exclude songs that focus purely on individual players. For example, Si Senor and Running down the wing are two numbers that are often heard in support of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

An intimate look at the top five Liverpool fan chants
Anfield- The arena where history is made and songs are written

Given the individualistic nature of these songs, they have been excluded despite their popularity among fans. Here are our top five Liverpool fan chants.

1. You’ll Never Walk Alone

There is no better place to start than the song that epitomizes the club. One of the most recognizable fan chants in club football, this song occupies a proud place in the heart of Liverpool supporters and the club’s coat of arms.

Originally released in October 1963 by Gerry and the Pacemakers, the song quickly gained traction on Merseyside and found its way onto the terraces at Anfield. 59 years on, it still goes strong and is now intertwined with the club’s identity.

Whether it be the tragedies of Hillsborough and Heysel or the glory of Istanbul and Madrid, the song stands proud and renders both hope and joy. It is now a custom for the fans to serenade the players with the anthem prior to kick-off and nobody who has seen the club play at Anfield would dismiss its impact on the players.

We could not have picked out a better song that would be synonymous with the club.

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walkon
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

2. The Fields of Anfield Road

One of the oldest songs on the list, it is sung to the tune of Pete St. John’s ‘Fields of Athenry’. It was a song that was sung by Celtic fans before we added our personal touch to its lyrics.

Two verses of the song and the chorus were written by Reds supporter Edward R Williams. He was the lead singer of a band named Eddy Falcon and the Vampires in the 60s and played regularly at the tower ballroom, New Brighton.

Another verse, written by local musician John Power was added in 2009 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hillsborough. A sober yet poignant addition, it seeks justice for those lost on the fateful day at Sheffield. The verse is, however, rarely sung given its sad nature.

Outside the Shankly Gates
I heard a Kopite calling:
Shankly they have taken you away
But you left a great eleven
Before you went to heaven
Now it’s glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Steve Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

Outside thе Paisley Gates
I heard a Kopitе calling
Paisley they have taken you away.
You led the great 11
Back in Rome in 77
And the redmen they are still playing the same way

All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Steve Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Steve Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

3. Poor Scouser Tommy

The story is about a young Scouser who is sent off to fight in a far off war. Unfortunately, he meets with tragedy and with his last breaths utters the verse that begins with ‘oh I am a Liverpudlian’ to show his undying love for the team he supports.

The chant was first heard on the famous Standing Kop in the 60s, making use of two distinct tunes that blend well together. The first tune is ‘Red River Valley’ and the second part is a tune called ‘The Sash’.

In 1982, following a historic Merseyside derby win against Everton, Ian Rush’s four-goal heroics were incorporated in the song. It is often accompanied by a rousing verse of  ‘all you need is Rush’ to the tune of The Beatles classic ‘All you need is love’.

Ooh, I am a Liverpudlian,
I come from the Spion Kop,
I like to sing, I like to shout,
I go there quite a lot!

To support a team that plays in red,
A team that we all know,
A team that we called Liverpool,
To glory we will go!

We won the league, we won the Cup,
We’ve been to Europe too,
We played the Toffees for a laugh,
And left them feeling blue! 5-0!

1 2, 1 2 3, 1 2 3 4, 5-0!
Rush scored one,
Rush scored two,
Rush scored three,
And Rush scored four!

4. We are Liverpool/ Poetry in Motion

A favourite among fans, the catchy tune celebrates Liverpool as the best club in the world. Less said, the more.

We are Liverpool, Tra la la la la,
We are Liverpool, tra la la la la la,
We are Liverpool, tra la la la la,
The best football team in the world – yes we are!

Poetry in motion, tra la la la la,
Poetry in motion, tra la la la la la,
Poetry in motion, tra la la la la,
The best football team in the world – yes we are!

If you want to know the score,
Listen to the Anfield roar,
If you face us on the park,
Our bite is worse than our bark – we’re Liverpool!

If you see us playing there,
Sheer magic in the air,
When the big Red Army comes,
Better lay down your guns!

Went to Europe feeling good,
Played them how they knew we would,
Though they fear us going there,
We beat them fair and square.

One goal in the net, tra la la la la,
Two goals in the net, tra la la la la la,
Three goals in the net, tra la la la la,
The best football team in the world!

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5. Allez Allez Allez

One of the most catchy tunes to come out in recent years, Allez Allez Allez exemplified not just our 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaign but also the 2018/19 triumph.

It was first sung by a group of travelling, singing Liverpool fans in Porto in February 2018. Originally inspired from a 1980s Italian disco classic, it was during the away leg at Estadio do Dragao where the song first took shape.

Sung by Jamie Webster, it became a fan favourite very quickly and will be forever linked with our sixth European Cup. Even today, one can hear fans break into the song when the team are tearing it up on the pitch.

We’ve conquered all of Europe
We’re never going to stop
From Paris down to Turkey
We’ve won the f***ing lot
Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly
The Fields of Anfield Road
We are loyal supporters
And we come from Liverpool

Allez, Allez, Allez
Allez, Allez, Allez
Allez, Allez, Allez
Allez, Allez, Allez