Liverpool FC: Top Songs and Chants from the Liverpool Fans and the Kop
Liverpool Football Club has arguably the best fans in the world. Their passion, knowledge of the game and their vociferous support of the Reds is legendary in the world of football.
Over the years, Anfield has rocked from the voices of the supporters in the Kop. So many players have had glowing reviews of their visits to Anfield, in particular how the fans support their club. Players that have played against the Reds and have later gone on to become Liverpool players are often heard in interviews saying how amazed they were when playing against these fans and how much they now look forward to playing for them.
It is not only those glorious European nights under the lights at Anfield, nor those wonderful scenes in the memorable Champions League encounters against Chelsea that have sealed Liverpool fans' place in history. They have had a history of wonderful and often amusing chants.
Liverpool fans have, over the years, voiced so many memorable chants that have reverberated throughout Anfield. The following are some of the best, most remembered and loved.
Oooooh John Arneeeeee Riiiiiiiseeeeee
"Ohhhhhhhhhh John Arne Riise, I wannnnna knowwwwww how you scored that goal!"
Many fans think that this chant originated in November 2001, when John Arne Riise struck an unstoppable free kick past Manchester United goalkeeper Fabian Bartez into the roof of the net. This was a goal that the commentator in the clip says no goalkeeper born could have stopped!
Actually, the Liverpool fans are singing this chant as the Liverpool players are preparing for the kick. As Riise lines up the angles, the crowd can be heard singing that song.
The origins of the "Riise song" are mostly likely from the game against Everton from a few weeks earlier, where Riise ran from the half way line to power home a shot.
Whatever the origins, this chant is one of the most famous songs sung by Liverpool fans, despite sadly being no more (Riise now plays for Fulham).
Fernando Torres inspired one of the most engaging chants to have rocked the Kop, accompanied by the traditional bounce.
Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, our former Spanish hero decided that he no longer wanted to be adored by the Reds' fans and moved to Chelsea, where he has yet to come anywhere near the player he was at Anfield or to be loved as much as he was at Liverpool.
Torres left Liverpool and with it, he condemned one of the Reds fans most loved chants to the past.
Rafa Rafeal, Rafa Rafeal, Rafa Rafeal, Rafeal Benitez!!!!
Spanish Manager Rafa Benitez will forever be part of Liverpool Football Club history. Benitez masterminded the club's and quite possibly the greatest comeback in a cup final of all time.
Benitez gave Liverpool their fifth European Cup and gave them the trophy to keep, as well as a memorable FA Cup win.
Benitez was in charge of the club during one of the most difficult times in its history, where ridiculous owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks almost brought the club to its knees and into administration.
Benitez has a place in the folklore of Liverpool, and his name was sung by all the fans during his reign at the club, right to the end.
In the above clip, the Rafa Chant starts after about 20 seconds.
Luis Garcia, He Drinks Sangria
Between 2004 and 2007, Luis Garcia made over 120 appearances for Liverpool and scored over 30 goals.
It was his exploits in the Reds' Champions League campaigns, and his goals in it, that put him firmly in the hearts of Liverpool fans.
His goal that "was not a goal" against Chelsea, will live long in the memory of Liverpool fans for all the right and correct reasons and will haunt every Chelsea fan.
The fans dedicated one of the most humorous chants for the diminutive but very skillful and very much loved former Liverpool player.
King Kenny Dalglish is the greatest player to have ever played for Liverpool Football Club.
During his magnificent playing career, the fans could be heard clapping and yelling, "DALGLISH!"
In his first spell as Liverpool manager, the fans sang the same song, it having been passed down the generations.
Now, in his second spell as Liverpool manager, some fans were not even alive when earlier generations sang Dalglish's name, but they sing it now, as early fans did then.
The clapping and uttering of "DALGLISH" will forever be part of Liverpool Football Club's culture.
Long may it continue.
Ohhhhh Sami Sami!!!!
Sami Hyypia is a Kop hero and Liverpool legend.
The manner in which Anfield said goodbye for the last time to Hyypia was testament to how dear Reds fans held the giant Finnish star.
Hyypia spent over a decade at Anfield and was one of the best foreign players to ever pull on the red shirt of Liverpool Football Club.
And as with all players that Kopites take to their hearts, Hyypia's name was sung with gusto when he scored or put in commanding and towering performances for the Reds.
As a long-term captain of the team, Hyypia was held in even higher regard by fans and will forever be one of the legends to have played for Liverpool and to be immortalised by the voices of the Kop.
A Team of Carraghers
Jamie Carragher is Liverpool through and through, and a list of Liverpool chants would not be complete without a tribute to one of the true servants of the club over the last nearly 20 years.
In recent times, Carragher has epitomised all that is the Liverpool way. He displays total dedication to the club, giving absolutely 100 percent during each appearance.
The Kop sings that "We all dream of team of Carraghers..."
Steve Gerrard Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has been the driving force behind Liverpool on the pitch for the last decade.
Since making his debut under Gerard Houllier in late November 1998, Gerrard has gone to on to lead the Reds to European and domestic glory.
On countless occasions, Gerrard has dragged his beloved Liverpool from defeat to bask in the glory of victory.
Against Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage, the glorious night in Istanbul later that same season and the FA Cup Final against West Ham are just to name a few
Gerrard is already a Liverpool and Kop legend, and the Reds' fans celebrate his success with one of the most famous of Liverpool chants.
"Steve Gerrard, Gerard, He can blast the ball from 40 yards..."
We've Won It Five Times
Liverpool Football Club has won European Cup for an English club record five times.
The first was in 1977 against Borussia Monchengladbach in Rome.
The second was the next year in 1978, to retain the title, against Club Brugge at Wembley.
The third was in 1981 against Real Madrid in Paris.
The fourth was in 1984 against Roma in Rome.
And the historic fifth was against AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005.
The fifth European Cup meant that Liverpool Football Club had the honour of being able to keep the coveted trophy forever.
Liverpool's haul of five European cups is only surpassed by Real Madrid and AC Milan.
This most amazing achievement is captured in one of Liverpool Football Club's most prominent chants.
The Fields of Anfield Road
"The Fields of Anfield Road" is one of the most famous and well loved songs and chants of all Liverpool fans and Liverpool Football Club.
The first two verses were written by Liverpool fan Gary 'Fergo' Ferguson, who was from Huyton, Liverpool.
Later, as a memory to those 96 fans that lost their lives so needlessly in the tragedy of Hillsborough, two further verses were added.
This was then released as a single in the UK Music Singles Charts and reached number 14 in April 2009.
"The Fields of Anfield Road" is one of the Liverpool fans' favorite anthems and can be faithfully heard at all Liverpool's matches, particularly at home at Anfield.
There have been some modifications along the way, with Steve Gerrard's name being added or replacing Steve Heighway on the wing.
"The Fields of Anfield Road" is a Kop classic.
You'll Never Walk Alone
"You'll Never Walk Alone" is far and away the most adored and most sung of all the Liverpool Football Club's many songs and chants.
It is the most famous anthem in all of football and is sung before each of Liverpool's home games at Anfield and throughout matches by fans and also at the penultimate minutes of matches.
The origins of the song are that it was originally a show tune from the Roger and Hammerstein show "Carousel."
Subsequently, famous artists have recorded their own versions, including Judy Garland, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and others.
But for Liverpudlians, the most famous version is that recorded by Gerry and the Pacemakers. And it is this version that is now played as the team warm up and the kick off is seconds away.
In the older days, it was said that visiting team could hear Anfield shaking to the tones of the anthem being sung by fans as the teams made their way from the dressing room, down the tunnel and onto the pitch.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" is the Liverpool's most famous and favorite of all chants and songs.