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Liverpool fan Q&A - I love a player that no-one seems to rate

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We speak to Liverpool fan Ian Bolland, who has been a supporter for 18 years.

 Q: What have you made of your team’s start to the season?

A: Very positive - and there seems to be a lot more to come.

Q: What are your opinions on your manager?

A: Don't have a bad word to say about him. Lifted the club since his arrival a year ago, and is getting us back to a position where we seem competitive again.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Q: What are your views on the board ?

A: Given their predecessors, they seem to be doing a good job. They may have experimented in terms of structures to support the club on the field at first, but the manager seems happy with the backing he’s getting in the transfer market.

They’ve also delivered tangibly when it comes to increased stadium capacity – and idea that was first mooted by a previous regime at the turn of the Millennium.

Q: Who is your favourite current player?

A: Jordan Henderson – I love a player that no-one seems to rate because they can’t be bothered watching him enough.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action with West Bromwich Albion's Nacer ChadliLiverpool's Jordan Henderson in action with West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli

Q: Who is your favourite ever player?

A: Either Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres or Luis Suarez. Can’t split the three.

Q: What has been your best memory of the club ?

A: Champions League semi-final 2005 probably stands out the most.

Q: What has been your most disappointing moment ?

A: Sacking Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson appointed as his successor, and the entire Hodgson reign.

Q: Describe the best goal you ever saw at your club’s home ground

A: It’s probably one scored by Suarez –  his third against Norwich City in the 2013/14 season at Anfield. If not then his goal against Newcastle in 2012/13.

Q: Which ground is your favourite away day?

A: Goodison Park because of the lovely hospitable welcome we always get But given that’s only around the corner, probably Craven Cottage at Fulham for very different reasons.

Q: Who do you consider to be the club’s biggest rival and why?

A: Hard to split Manchester United and Everton. Manchester United because of the success and history both clubs have had, but I enjoy wins over Everton more.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action with Manchester United's Daley BlindLiverpool's Sadio Mane in action with Manchester United's Daley Blind

Q: Who do you feel has been the club’s best and worst summer signing?

A: Best summer signing, it’s either Matip or Mane, but edging towards the latter. None have earnt the title of ‘worst’ yet.

Q: Who is your one player to watch out for this season?

A: Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob and Gareth McAuleyLiverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob and Gareth McAuley

Q: Is there a particular youth player that excites you, and why?

A: Ben Woodburn – saw him in pre-season and if he keeps on the right track we have a real player on our hands. He’ll win games single-handedly.

Q: Where do you think the club will look to strengthen in January?

A: Probably in central midfield with more of a look to next season, maybe in the full-back areas but that might also wait until the summer.

Q: Finally, what are you aims for this season, and where do you think your club will finish?

A: Aims: Silverware and Champions League football for next season. The club will finish anywhere between first and fifth, though hope it’s more the former than the latter.

If you want to share your thoughts / memories on your club, please email peter.bowler@hitc.com

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