Four of us went to watch Fulham v Liverpool FC last night. London was squally and freezing cold as we sat in the Hammersmith end wondering if Liverpool were going to continue to challenge for their first League Title since 1989/90.
I prayed for Liverpool FC last night that they would really pulverise Everton FC in the 222nd Merseyside Derby at Anfield. I’ve never prayed for them before and will probably never pray for them again.
This sounds like ridiculous, silly banter (and it probably is) but then, after I’d prayed, Liverpool went ahead and destroyed Everton in the greatest Merseyside victory in my life-time. What unfolded was a resounding 4-0 victory which, by any account, was a rare and unusual event.