1990. We know. The last time Liverpool placed a trophy in the cabinet section reserved for league triumphs, Tim Berners-Lee was gearing up to publish a proposal for something called the World Wide Web, the Simpsons had just debuted and the Dow Jones was 1/10th of what it is today. Of the current Big Six sides in the English top flight, only Tottenham have waited longer (poor saps).
But back to 1990, which also happens to be the year that Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis star and diehard Reds fan, was born. Until today, the 27-year-old’s career had mirrored Liverpool’s league haul in her lifetime, but the world no. 2 player finally broke her Grand Slam duck Saturday, winning the Australian Open for the first time. Beating no. 1-ranked Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in a action-packed final in Melbourne, Wozniacki’s first thought was to encourage her Reds in their hunt for league crown in the Jürgen Klopp era.
World number one for 67 weeks (2010-2011), no Grand Slam final.— Harvey (@akajoebass) January 27, 2018
Grand Slam final heartbreak in 2009 & 2014, losing to Kim Clijsters & Serena Williams both in the US Open.
Out of top 10 in 2015.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your #AusOpen champion: Caroline Wozniacki.
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“Impossible is nothing,” the Adidas-sponsored, newly-crowned champion gushed. ”I’m sure, eventually, it will go well for them.”
The near misses under Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers have shown that ending the 28-year drought is only a few friendly bounces of the ball away; but with another at least four years of Klopp at the helm, Liverpool supporters can be confident that the club’s fortunes will eventually mirror that of their famous fellow fan.
Up the Reds.