Experiencing matches LIVE IN ACTION is far from watching on Television because there IS NO replay when you watch the match LIVE in the flesh. But remembering the wonder goal that Mohamed Salah scored against Chelsea in April 2019 was an unforgettable experience that we had. Although no replay was shown (at least until we got back to the hotel), the way Anfield erupted celebrating the goal will be hard for me and my Dad to forget.
Meet my Dad, Salim Kasimi. While he was not the biggest Liverpool fan, he appreciates the game of football being played and that’s why I decided to belanja him to go to Liverpool with me because my Dad was the person who introduced me to the game of football.
During the Malaysia Cup days, we would go to the National Stadium almost every week to catch the matches. My Dad usually would sacrifice his lunch time to buy the match tickets on weekdays at the National Stadium.
There was once where we actually didn’t manage to get match tickets but still managed to get it the stadium. We sneaked past through the gates, where in those days, there was no turnstiles for the season ticket holders.
Then again, those were the last few golden years of the Malaysia Cup at the old National stadium.
So, it was the least I could do and that was the closest experience I could get him in terms of being similar to the Malaysia Cup atmosphere. And when we went for the Anfield Stadium Tour, there was an opportunity for him to take a photo with the Champions League Trophy.
Because of Mohamed Salah’s magnificent goal, I had chosen for his photo to be with Mohamed Salah.
I love you Dad!
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