Why Liverpool fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Few songs are so closely associated with a football club as You’ll Never Walk Alone is with Liverpool. A communal anthem of triumph over adversity, it seems particularly suited to ever-hopeful football fans crammed on to a terrace, although it actually began life as a Broadway showtune, in the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The best-known recording of the song, though, is a 1963 pop version by Liverpool’s own Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Anfield was one of the first football grounds to have a DJ, and fans would sing along to a pre-match countdown of the latest top ten hits

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