David Reed, Financial Services Officer at Oscar Winson is a huge fan of the Liverpool football team. And why wouldn’t he be? There are plenty of reasons why this team is loved by people, not only in Liverpool but all over the world.

Liverpool Football Club, ranked among the top league football clubs in the world, is based in the city of Liverpool, England. This club has received the maximum number of European trophies as compared to any other football team. It has won three UEFA Super Cups, five European Cups, and three UEFA Cups. Liverpool FC also prides itself on eighteen League titles, eight League Cups, seven FA Cups as well as fifteen FA Community Shields. The team has thrice been ranked at the second position, falling closely short of a prestigious Premier League title.

David Reed highlights that Liverpool FC is among the most supported European football clubs. It has a global fan base including over two hundred official supporter clubs in almost 50 nations. Some of the most popular groups include Reclaim The Kop and Spirit of Shankly. The club makes good use of its support when it travels for its global summer tours.

David Reed recalls that in the 2013-2014 football season, Liverpool made an unexpected charge for the title and finished at the second place behind Manchester City. Subsequently, it returned to the prestigious Champions League with a score of 101 goals.

In the year 2013-14, Liverpool was ranked the ninth highest earning club all over the world. Its annual revenue was €306 million. It was also awarded the eighth most valuable club in the year 2015. The value placed on the club was a whopping $982 million! David Reed says that there is something extremely thrilling about watching Liverpool play against its key rivals, Everton and Manchester United.

Liverpool, as a football club, has managed to develop its own culture. Its fans were actually a part of “Fearless”, a Pink Floyd composition that has excerpts from the popular song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. For David Reed, if it is football, it has to have Liverpool as one of the contenders!

David Reed, the director at Oscar Winson is a fervent supporter of the new Liverpool FC manager, Jurgen Klopp. Jurgen Klopp has an indisputable reputation of being one of the premier football coaches of Europe and he has managed to forge his name into history’s books by leading Liverpool to an emphatic 4-1 victory against Manchester City. Liverpool’s decision to appoint him as a manager in place of Brendan Rodgers has become, according to the clubs’ fans, one of the best decisions in recent times.

The start of an illustrious career

Jurgen Norbert Klopp was first appointed as a club manager in 2001 for 1. FSV Mainz 05, a German association football club where he had played as a striker and a defender for twelve years. He served the club till 2008, becoming their longest serving manager and resigned with 109 wins, 83 losses and 78 draws. Under his leadership, Mainz 05 achieved promotion to the Bundesliga. Jurgen Klopp joined another German club Borussia Dortmund in 2008 leading the club to major wins in Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup and an appearance in the Champions League final. He won the German Football Manager of the Year award for two years consecutively in 2011 and 2012. He left Dortmund in 2015 to become Liverpool’s manager.

Inspiring effervescence

Jurgen Klopp is known to be energetic, optimistic and yet sensible in his approach while dealing with players and forming strategies. The positive change in their manager’s attitude seems to be working very well with Liverpool as they have lost only one out of the ten games that they played under his leadership.

With the massive change in personality that Liverpool has experienced with the addition of Jurgen Klopp, there are many strategic changes that have had a synergistic effect. He brought Emre Can to the midfield, where his performance saw a sharp improvement. The manager has also managed to bring out the best in Liverpool’s players like Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho which has helped them score against almost every team they have faced since. Jurgen Klopp’s balanced taskmaster approach have quickly instilled belief into the players and the fans of Liverpool, bringing them back on track after an 18 month-long ebb.

There are fans who watch football. And then there are fans who eat, sleep, and breathe football. Ask David which category he belongs to and the charismatic 36-year-old Oscar Winson Director will say neither. Instead, he calls himself the often injurious aficionado that lives football.

And his football club of choice? The club with the highest number of European cups and the second highest number of English cups in history. No prizes for guessing it’s Liverpool FC.

Loving this team called Liverpool

David has been a Liverpool fan since as far as he can remember. He was five years old, possibly younger when his father introduced him to this wonderful thing called football and the little boy never looked back. A loyal Liverpool supporter, he has been with the club through thick and thin, which is why this Senior Financial Planner is considered the “go to” guy for all football trivia. David remembers the Hillsborough disaster just as vividly as he does Liverpool victories from over 20 years ago! So debate with him about the good and the bad of Liverpool at your own risk.

Needless to say, the Liverpool devotee bleeds red. And not just any red. Thick, pure Liverpool red, much like Steven Gerrard himself. Those who know David personally can see the effects up close. And oftentimes, they take great pleasure in doing so.

For instance, did you know that…

• David believes there is only one “way” to play football – the Liverpool way.

• David’s most honored, most frequently used number is 96. He uses for every important reminder, almost like a favorite, albeit cheerless number. Yes, having a ‘honored number’ is totally a thing and 96 is David’s. Liverpool fans will know why.

• He worships the rapping powers of John Barnes and would choose the Liverpool legend over Kanye West any given day.

• He has two all-time favorite songs and both are among the most widely sung songs by Liverpool fans on The Kop – “You’ll never walk alone” and “Fields of Afield Road”. Songs come and songs go but these two hold a special place in David’s heart.

• And he nearly chokes up every time he hears “hope is a good thing, maybe the greatest of things” by Andy Dufresne. Every time.

Speaking of hope, David is all for Liverpool in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final under manager Jürgen Norbert Klopp. And why not? If Liverpool’s spectacular 4-1 win against Man City at Etihad Stadium is any indication, Klopp may just be right. Klopp certainly is the man!

The director of Oscar Winson, Mr. David Reed is a huge supporter of Jurgen Klopp. Jurgen Klopp is a German professional football manager who replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool’s manager in October 2015. Within a couple of months, the football club has seemed to have risen from the ashes to reclaim the hearts of fans and critics alike. Out of the ten matches Liverpool has played under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership and guidance, they have won nine. With the players redeeming their spirit, Liverpool’s new manager seems to be cultivating the winning habit.

Jorgen Klopp’s career as Liverpool’s manager began with a goalless draw against Tottenham, but then the team went on to win matches against reigning champions like Chelsea and Manchester City. Although his team had faced only one loss out of the first ten games they played, Jorgen Klopp recently admitted that Liverpool’s defeat against Crystal Palace still haunts him.

The win against Manchester City

Liverpool faced Manchester City for the Premier League on the 21st of November 2015 in the City of Manchester Stadium. The supporters and fans were treated to a match that humbled the hosts as Liverpool led the final score with 4-1. Even though the first goal, Eliaquim Mangala’s self-goal, happened in the first seven minutes, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel proved to be too strong for Manchester City.

The aggressive attacks and strong defense of the club gained the attention of football fans worldwide as Manchester City suffered the worst defeat on home ground in 12 years. Liverpool’s display of alacrity won them the appreciation in the form of a Performance of the Week Award from the League Managers Association.

Appreciation of stellar performance

Jurgen Klopp has been the manager of Liverpool FC for barely two months, but he has already won the hearts and minds of Liverpool fans worldwide. The Performance of the Week award was presented to him at Liverpool’s training ground on the 27th of November 2015. Liverpool FC was nominated for the accolade by a five-member panel at the League Managers Association that included Barry Fry, Dave Basset, Joe Royle, Sir Alex Ferguson an LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson.