Paddy Barclay has defended the Evening Standard's coverage of Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool.
Liverpool have overtaken Manchester United in the Premier League title race, staring at the strong possibility of a first league crown since 1989/1990 and now they may be taking over the majority of neutral fans down south.
Football journalist Paddy Barclay defended coverage of Brendan Rodgers’ side in London based paper the Evening Standard, which is traditionally handed out for free at the end of a working day.
Why Liverpool in the London Evening Standard? Because a lot of Liverpool supporters read it. They have excellent taste.— Patrick Barclay (@paddybarclay) April 2, 2014
There are plenty of reasons neutrals and Liverpool fans alike should want to read about Rodgers’ team because they have been one of the most exciting sides to watch in the Premier League this season.
They sway a lot of supporters because they have underdog characteristics and have continually played well in the face of challenges and adversity (though there hasn’t been too much of the latter) throughout the campaign.
It’s an exciting time to be interested in Liverpool.
The now virtual certainty of a Champions League place for next season means that Liverpool will have to make big changes in the summer transfer market, looking to improve their squad for the higher quality and frequency of fixtures next year.
That means players could be sold to raise funds and the calibre of players Liverpool could attract will increase because they will provide a platform for the best stars to shine on Europe’s biggest stage.
Stick a Premier League trophy into the silverware cabinet and that success will grab a lot of floating supporters and fans all over the world looking for a club to follow on a regular basis.
An increased fan base means greater commercial exposure, which means extra cash which will only help to keep Liverpool in their position.
So if you’re a Londoner, disgruntled by the fact a Merseyside club is appearing in one of your city’s most read daily papers, think about their story before tossing it to the side on the tube or train.