Solidarity with Montevideo A few weeks ago, at the beginning of March, a group of Spirit of Shankly met with supporters of Uruguay’s @LiverpoolFC1915, based in Montevideo, who were visiting the city. It was the start of a friendship between our two sets of fans. We have just had news from them and it is wonderful to hear they too have set up a campaign to help others. Olla Solidaria (it translates literally as solitary cooking pot) is a scheme held each Monday through Saturday at Liverpool FC’s headquarters in Belvedere, a working-class neighbourhood in [...]
The result may not have gone our way, but for the majority of Liverpool supporters who made it to Kyiv for the Champions League final, it was the culmination of an exciting season following the Reds. But, there are also many fans who never made it after their flights were cancelled.
European Cup finals are special. Everyone knows just where they were and how they felt. We remember them by the name of the city where they were played and a standout that happened. Istanbul and the comeback. Paris and Barney's chip. Rome and Bruce’s spaghetti legs. Kiev and exploitation.
Spirit of Shankly met with Merseyside Police yesterday, 21 May, to discuss arrangements for the Champions League final in Kyiv on Saturday.
On Tuesday 15 May, Spirit Of Shankly met with LFC to discuss supporter concerns ahead of the Champions League final in Kyiv. We posted a factual report of what took place here.
As part of the new supporter liaison set-up, LFC have, over the course of the season, held several match day meetings covering various topics. All in the name of supporter engagement.
Following the Mayor of Kyiv's email welcoming Liverpool fans to Kyiv, here is Spirit of Shankly's response, sent by Karen Gill.
Football fans travelling to watch their team should do so with an expectation they will be treated fairly and provided a safe environment. There are just days before Liverpool travel to Rome for the Champions League semi-final second leg, on 2 May, and yet supporters are still awaiting information on what plans have been put in place for their safety. This is unacceptable.
Last summer when Spirit of Shankly heard about a local youth group travelling to Mtunthama, Malawi to work alongside the charity Medic Malawi, we were keen to get involved and lend support.