Saying that they believe it to be the most appropriate tribute to all those we have lost, Liverpool today paid tribute to the numerous celebrities who passed away last year with a full-length video of the the club’s Champions League final in Istanbul in 2005.
Speaking at the launch of the video, entitled In Memoriam – #LFCFamily, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said that he could think of no better way of honouring the profound contribution of some of the world’s most beloved deceased celebrities than showing the Merseyside club’s dramatic victory over AC Milan in full.
“Last year, sadly, saw the departure of some of our greatest cultural icons – a bit like the departure of Stevie G. These celebrities were dynamic. David Bowie was one of my personal favourites, and he loved the Kop. Prince sang the timeless Purple Rain, much like our away goalkeeper jersey from the 2013/14 season,” said Werner, before stating that while Gene Wilder had never been to Anfield, he certainly would have loved it.
“These celebrities and this great club are intrinsically linked. They lived exciting and full lives filled with vim and verve; almost as exciting and full as the second half of the 2005 Champions League final, in which we came back from three goals down to defeat the Italian giants.”
At press time, an emotional Werner discussed the inspiring dedication all of those lost in 2016 showed to the Reds throughout their lives, something he believes everyone could learn.