Name: Cillian Murphy
City/country: Copenhagen, Denmark
Job: Studying sociology at university and co-founder of LFC-Denmark, the biggest fan society in Denmark with just under 10,000 daily followers on Facebook
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Why did you pick Liverpool as your team?
I owe a lot to my family in general, and especially my uncle Sean. As you can probably tell from my name, I'm not fully Danish; however, this is where I was born and raised. My mother is Danish, while my father's Irish, and my uncle has been an avid supporter since forever. I recall him telling incredible stories about '81 in Paris and '84 in Rome, matches he both travelled abroad to see. Essentially, I probably was indoctrinated by my uncle and father, but in my memory there was never any other club to support than Liverpool. The hymn, the history, the players on the team around the beginning of this millennium - at a time when Premier League football wasn't widely available in Denmark and the internet was something you paid by the minute for and made the phone lines busy. My Merlin football cards were the key to learning the team.
What's your earliest LFC memory?
Tricky one. I'll have to go with Christmas '99 where I got my first Liverpool strip. It was probably two or three sizes too big but I didn't care in the least. The following summer, I was in Dublin for summer holidays, where my uncle bought me the VHS tape for the 1999-2000 season. At a time when highlights from abroad were barely available, I watched and memorised that tape a million times. To this day, I still recall a few of the matches - Carra's two own goals against Man United but also the memorable clobbering of Sheffield Wednesday at Anfield, with Captain Fantastic's first goal. As for matches and events I experienced full length, I must go for the '01 treble season, where I recall Michael Owen's double against the Gunners in the FA Cup final crystal clear. What a lad! As for the nail biter against Alaves in the UEFA Cup, I got dispensation from my parents to stay up and watch the 'Golden Goal' to an end, despite my rather young age. I remember going to school in my 'Owen 10' jersey as the proudest boy in town.
Who was your first LFC hero and why?
Michael Owen. The lad could really do everything, couldn't he? I adored him - his speed, ability in front of goal - heck, my own brother is named after this fella! He was a young, agile Kop-favourite, with the ability to win games single-handedly. I must admit that he really played a big role in opening my eyes for LFC and when he went to Madrid, I was heartbroken. Needless to say, that disappointment was nothing compared to the one when he changed to Man United!
What is your favourite LFC memory?
I have to go for Istanbul! I was so privileged that I had the chance to go to Istanbul with my father - which still stands as my biggest experience ever both in football and in life. Being there simply was out of this world; my childhood heroes making the most memorable comeback in the history of football - and I was there with my father, an avid supporter who had lead me on this path. What an absolutely amazing night. I still recall my father texting home to my mom - an avid supporter herself - something along the lines of 'there is always next year' at half-time. But all out of nothing, there was Captain Fantastic. There was Alonso. There was Smicer. 13-years-old and out with my old man, my uncle and their friend back from Dublin, and my God we sang 'we won it five times' like there was no tomorrow. That night on Ataturk was nothing less than a blessing - and that is by far my best moment as a Red.
Who has been your favourite Liverpool manager and why?
Tricky one, again. I'll have to keep it real, and stick with someone who played a part in my own time as a supporter, which means I'll have to go with either Houllier or Rafa. For some reason, Houllier stands in mind as the one I 'grew up with' in terms of being a fan, whereas Rafa brought on the legacy, and eventually gave this proud club a grasp of previous times' glory in '05. I'll have to go with Rafa, when it all comes down to it, but mention that what Brendan is doing right now could earn him the spot in the future. I'm a big fan of the way he's been rebuilding the team, and his approach to the media and critics is very laudable.
What has been your lowest point supporting Liverpool?
Well, whenever we lose a final, I feel like digging a hole and not coming up until we win one, haha! 2007 in Athens wasn't nice, neither was the defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup. However, overall I'll have to go with the time under Roy Hodgson. In my lifetime, that's definitely the time where I have been the most pessimistic for the team's future.
Have you ever been to Anfield?
I've had the privilege to go to the best home stadium on earth three times. The first was against QPR in December '11, when Suarez grabbed a second-half winner. Following that, I attended the 0-1 loss against WBA in April '12 with a fellow supporter and friend of mine from my childhood town, and lastly I saw us losing against Man U in September '12, when Jonjo got sent off. I was there with my younger brother, a lifetime supporter as well, on our first time travelling abroad together, and even though we lost, it was a great experience.
Do Liverpool have a passionate fan base where you're from?
Yes, I would definitely say so. As co-founder of the biggest Liverpool society in Denmark, we are involved in a great bit of the social atmosphere in and around our capital, as well as writing articles, covering the transfer market and evaluating matches. This summer, we introduced a new bar where we show all matches on big screens, and have discount offers on pints during matches. We even have a trophy wall painted in the corridor leading to the bathrooms, as well as a manager's hall of fame, and pictures of Daniel Agger and Ian Rush. For the Palace game back in October, 20 of our fans residing in Copenhagen travelled to Odense, the capital of the island Fune and Denmark's third biggest city, which is a two-hour journey. In Odense the fans have been arranging parties, social events etc. for many years, creating a great atmosphere. Apart from that, we had Alan Kennedy visit us before the Merseyside derby and eventually leaving his signature on our trophy wall. I'd say Molby and Agger have played a great role in creating the Danish fan base over the years.
Which team are considered Liverpool's biggest rivals in your country?
That must be Manchester United. Naturally, we acknowledge the old feud with Everton, but when it all comes down to it, it's all about the title race. I think it's a result of many Danes being Man Utd fans, and therefore it's just a natural rivalry. Compared to the life in Liverpool, where it's much more common to have family or friends who are Blue, the banter is more centred around Man Utd here. A lot of my close friends support United, and it can get quite tense!
Where do you go online to follow news about LFC?
I try to get a broad variety, but of course Liverpoolfc.com is one of my homepages. Apart from that, we follow Twitter, meaning we get the latest updates from The Echo, Tony Barrett, @TalkingAnfield etc. I try to balance these with the likes of BBC, The Guardian and Sky Sports, but in general it's mostly British media I use myself, and we use as editors on our Facebook-page and website (www.lfc-danmark.dk).
Do you also support a local team?
I used to, but my God, Danish football is slow compared to Premier League. It's just not the same, not on the terraces, not in popularity and certainly not quality-wise. However, I know that there's typically a great correlation between being a Liverpool supporter and a Brondby supporter (Agger's old club) in Denmark.
Who is your favourite current player and why?
Steven Gerrard. Because after Michael Owen left he naturally became my new hero. No-one has done better than Stevie G in Britain in the last 15 years. Not Giggs, not Scholes, not Lampard. He's an impact player, on the Liverpool team as well as for England, and how I owe him! He's local, loyal and can (still) pass the ball 40 yards! Apart from Stevie, I like Agger's attitude and loyalty with the YNWA finger-tattoo, as well as I predict Hendo to have a great future. Agger is also captain for the Danish national team, and Hendo's endurance combined with his ability to never fatigue has earned him a soft spot as well.
If you could meet anyone connected to Liverpool FC - past or present - who would it be and why?
Tough one! But really, it'll have to be Shankly. That man simply formed this club and made it what it is today. His invincible quote about football, life and death, is very much a code which me and my friends live by, despite the teams either of them support. A great mixture of humbleness and desire to win every match is something that probably will stand for generations to come, and so Shanks is definitely the single person I'd love to share a pint with. A runner-up would be King Kenny, as I'd love to know how it feels to be an institution within such a great club as Liverpool - both as player and manager. Heck, I'm singing songs about watching the man play, even though he played his last match two years before I was even born!
What makes you most proud to be a Liverpool supporter?
The most... Wow - can you really choose? I must admit, the 'You'll Never Walk Alone' mantra is one thing that stands close to heart. When I meet Liverpool fans, I view them as family. This is something that for me is unseen elsewhere. It's right there, on my chest, and it's what separates us from the rest. It's the pride and the love, the 'onwards and upwards. It's walking together through the storms. That's what makes me proud.
Finally, what does 'the Liverpool way' mean to you?
It means doing things thoroughly, and always aiming to win or at least do your very best. It means getting behind the team, and watching the matches even though things might not be fantastic at the given time. It means unity, and standing together. It also serves as a reminder, that this club has built its foundation over years and years, and that the old deeds must never be forgotten. Strive for success.
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