LINK 👉 The Guardian / 4, Jan, 2021

“The Rodgers and Hammerstein number became a football anthem via the late Gerry Marsden, bringing euphoric determination to every era of Liverpool FC from Shankly to Klopp”

Thoughts 💭 /

If you play football, you’ve probably heard the name  Jürgen Klopp. He is the manager of Liverpool FC, a powerhouse in the English Premier League. There is a song makes him say, “I never stop getting goosebumps. I can’t stop feeling really special.” It’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

“Indeed, if you could condense Klopp’s entire philosophy into one song – sticking together when times get tough, trust in the abilities of others, a conviction that better days are ahead – it would be You’ll Never Walk Alone. It’s been the club’s anthem since it topped the UK charts in 1963, providing joy and comfort during the triumphs and tragedies of the decades that have followed. Fans are now mourning the death, at 78, of the man who sang it – Gerry Marsden.” The Guardian article reported.

As the lyrics promise, offering comfort and solidarity to those facing adversity, “At the end of the storm / There is a golden sky / There is a sweet silver song of the lark. I hope this message reaches not only the British people who have been trapped in the lockdown, but also all those who are facing adversity.

サッカーをしている人であれば一度は聞いたことがあるであろう名前ユルゲン・クロップ。イングランドプレミアリーグの強豪リバプールFCの監督だ。彼をして”鳥肌が立つのを止めることはない。本当に特別な気分が止まらない。”と言わしめる曲がある。”You’ll Never Walk Alone”だ。

“困難に直面しても団結すること、人の能力を信じること、より良い日々が待っていることを確信することなど、クロップの哲学を1曲に凝縮するとすれば、「You’ll Never Walk Alone」だろう。この曲は1963年に全英チャートのトップに立って以来、クラブの賛歌となっており、その後の数十年間の勝利と悲劇の間に喜びと慰めを提供してきた。ファンは今、この曲を歌った男、ゲリー・マースデンの死を78歳で悼んでいる。”とガーディアンの記事は伝えている。


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