How is it humanly possible that we’ve gone two whole weeks without football? Without seeing these beautiful, all-conquering Reds take to the pitch? How is it that the Fates determined that we Liverpool fans, who have hardly had to watch our team fail to win a match, had to have that Atletico match as our last, burning memory before everything stops the world over?
Football, at the best of times, is a glorious distraction. These last two or so years watching Liverpool have been the best of times. And now, just when we need the distraction the most, we cannot watch the best team in the world.
Instead, we’re all left with boredom. Indeed, we are in the boring bit that gets a newspaper headline montage before the world descends into a Mad Max type hellscape.
However, it appears some smart social media type person at Liverpool decided to step in and help. Well, help with the boredom. I doubt he has an answers to prevent the inevitable Mad Max hellscape.
Over the past few days, the club’s official YouTube account has been releasing extended highlights from this season, as well as highlights from classic matches.
So far they’ve released 10 or so minute clips from the first two matches, the 4-1 against Norwich City and the 2-1 against Southampton. Additionally, they’ve been releasing highlights from “classic” matches of the Premier League era, including a 2-0 win over Manchester United from 1995, and Steven Gerrard’s hat trick against Aston Villa in 2009.
It’s no substitute for the real deal, but it certainly helps for 5 or 10 minutes at a time.