Italian disco hit transforms into Liverpool’s champions league anthem. In the conclusive miserable minutes in Rome when the time had been stretched to the last second, Liverpool’s fans sang to neutralize their nerves.
It was a ceremony, diversion and prayer: They commenced with “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” the club’s hymn, shifted to “The Fields of Anfield Road” and then, finally, sang, “We Shall Not Be Moved.” When the game was concluded when A.S. Roma had fallen just short, there was an instant of silence; as if everybody was calculating making sure Liverpool really had defeated its host 7-6 on grand total and had attained its initial Champions League final in nearly than a decade.
As they relished their achievement in the sport, they ran towards the corner of the Stadio Olimpico where their fans were greeting them they heard another song much louder and joyously. Roma fans were heading towards home whereas Liverpool fans were acknowledging their proudest moment in more than a decade by bouncing, twirling their scarves and singing “L’Estate Sta Finendo” (“The Summer Is Ending”), a 1985 hit for the Italian disco duo Righeira.
Liverpool’s fans do not comprehend as that. In England it is sung as “Allez Allez Allez,” the tune that has issued the exultant soundtrack to Liverpool’s journey to Kiev to its gathering with Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final.
How the erstwhile became the hindmost though how a segment of 1980s Europop became a 21st century Anfield anthem. It is a tale about the power of YouTube about the globalization of the fan incident and how a desolate song about the suffering of growing up has given a new lease of life to the present day soccer culture.
Max Ranjit is a reporter for Roswell Gazette. After graduating from Central New Mexico Community College, Max got an internship at NPR and worked as a reporter and sound engineer. Max has also worked as a reporter for VICE. Max covers entertainment and community events for Roswell Gazette.