THE MIGHTY RED
THE MIGHTY RED
A quality team mascot will help excite and cheer your fans during a game. With a balanced personality, the team's mascot can captivate and entertain the audience. This will in turn give the player a boost. Liverpool’s Mighty Red takes it to the next level. As such, he is considered one of the top mascots in the Premier League.
Liverpool with its illustrious history has spent most of its years without a recognized mascot not until 2012. Mighty Red was officially introduced as Liverpool's mascot after the acquisition of Fenway Sports Group in 2012, solidifying Liverpool's icon as a global figure.
In a bid to appeal to younger fans, the Liverpool mascot is a LIVER BIRD - the club's historic emblem and a centuries-old symbol of the city. It was introduced to coincide with the club's renewed commitment to engaging with children and the community.
On match days, the enormous bird is an ever-present icon on the pitch, having watched many match-day victories and successes in recent years. As it also helps in increasing brand awareness, creating a positive image, and even helps in controlling the club’s perception amongst fans and outsiders. With his entertaining personality, it is difficult for anyone to move past him without asking for an opportunity for a photoshoot as they smile along.
HOW THE MIGHTY RED MASCOT LED THE ANFIELD STANDS TO EUROPEAN FOOTBALL GLORY
The mighty red has brought good fortune to Anfield since he arrived at the club and with the overhaul, of overpaid players and backroom staff, things have since improved. with performance on the football pitch and club management. and the appointment of the " German special one" Jurgen Klopp the mighty red leads his players with his furry and his forever-cheerful soul as they lock horns in search of silverware.
Many fans will give high praise to Jurgen Klopp and his tactics for their performance but the Anfield faithful hold the mighty red in high spirit.
Jurgen Klopp is the most successful Liverpool manager in the 21st century, winning five trophies with the Reds so far which include a Champions League and Premier League win Ever since the German manager took charge of Liverpool in 2015, he has managed to transform the English club into one of the best sides in the world.
Klopp converted a team, that did not taste much success since the turn of the century, into one of the elite clubs in European football in the last seven seasons.
His first match as Liverpool manager was against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on October 17, 2015. The match ended in a goalless draw. He had joined the side midway through the season after Brendon Rodgers was sacked.
With trust patience and hard work, Klopp has been able to build a team that was earlier thought to be fragile and without a core into an astute, dependable, and incisive team. The Reds' management team have correctly identified and recruited the type of players they needed to make progress, and over time, the quality of their football has consistently improved. This has in turn brought success on the pitch. They have won the Champions League in the 2018/2019 season, the Premier League in the 2019/2020 season and a domestic cup as recent as February 2022, even as they are in the semifinals of both the champions league and the finals of the FA Cup for this current season. They have a real chance of winning a quadruple for the first time in their history.
The team has a definite pattern of play that is characterized by brilliant lightning-fast breakaways, coordinated high press and a high tempo orchestrated by a strong central spine. Liverpool is good at Football because they have world-class players who all know how to work together as a team while also playing in a very good system. And their willingness to execute Klopp’s plans to the letter has come with a lot of successes on and off the pitch.
THE SIGNING OF MOHAMMED SALAH TO IMPROVE THE ATTACK
Mohamed Salah’s impact at Liverpool can be illustrated in several ways but it was his sheer weight of goals that transformed the team from one capable of winning games to one capable of winning trophies. His potency in front of the goal gave them something that had been lacking.
Liverpool’s top scorer during Klopp’s first full season in charge had been Philippe Coutinho with just 14 goals but even that was an improvement on the total of 13 with which Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard had top-scored in the two previous seasons respectively.
Salah hit 44 goals in his debut season for Liverpool.
Tactically, the team was set up for him to succeed but few could have anticipated that Salah, a £37m signing from Roma, would explode quite as he did. It was remarkable recruitment – the right player at the right time to complement Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Suddenly, Klopp had the firepower that he needed. Also, Klopp’s team was coming together elsewhere too.
The Liverpool boss had outlined his vision for the modern full-back during a memorable appearance on Monday night football in September 2016.
“Full-back is a wonderful position because you are always involved,” said Klopp. “This kind of full-back now is more like a midfield player. They play in half-spaces, they play high. They are wingers sometimes, sometimes centre midfielders.”
Twelve months on from those comments, Liverpool lined up with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson in the same team for the very first time in a 1-1 home draw against Burnley.
The result was not impressive but, as far as Klopp was concerned, the performance was. Liverpool had 35 shots that day. The manager saw something many others did not.
“Today I saw fluid movements, passing between the lines, speed crosses.” With the full-backs now providing width and the front three scoring goals, Klopp’s midfield trio could focus on providing the energy, cover and support – their perceived weaknesses in terms of creativity are no longer such an issue given the change of emphasis in the attack.
Milner, Wijnaldum and captain Jordan Henderson started together in midfield for the first time in the opening home game of that season – a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Almost three years on, the three have still lost only one Premier League game in which they have started alongside each other in midfield – and that was away to Manchester City.
The final steps to greatness
During the 2017/18 season, Liverpool had the youngest average starting line-up of any Premier League team. They also made the most changes to their starting line-up of any Premier League team that season. Ever since it has been about consistency.
Klopp discovered to his cost that there could be no room for slip-ups – just one point cost his team the title last season. The standards were extraordinarily high given the competition provided by Manchester City. Liverpool had to find a way to win every time
Speaking to Klopp at Melwood earlier this season, he explained how his team had evolved to be able to cope with anything that the opposition attempted against them.
Counter-pressing was no longer enough.
“A lot of teams saw that we were good at that and realized they are overplaying,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “If the team allows us to do it we will still be there with the counter-press. But very often it is not possible. It means that now we have to control more games. We have to keep the ball, especially against counter-attacking sides.”
The acquisition of Fabinho provided greater defensive protection when needed. Naby Keita offered the option of extra thrust from midfield if the occasion demanded it.
Klopp looked for marginal gains wherever he could find them. In September of last season, Liverpool began working with throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark. The very act of utilizing Dane’s ideas is indicative of a culture that seeks to maximize any kind of advantage.
Innovation added to the sense of progress but consistency was the watchword. And when the Champions League was secured last season, the fact that it was not accompanied by the Premier League trophy ensured that the players’ hunger was not sated.
With Henderson driving them on, they wanted more.
Now the reds march on a quest to win quadruple having won one trophy already this season against his fellow countryman Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea the red are still chasing the league title against man city a sworn enemy in recent years with both coaches labelled as the "messiah of modern" football the red army are one point behind the title race and are favourite to win the league.
With four games left to play.
The red may yet again enjoy another great season with their endless pursuit for Silverware and the rugged Anfield faithful cheering on the lads as the great mighty red sends the crowd going with his heartwarming parade.
"You will never walk alone" (YNWA). they roar together marching on for another victory against Manchester United on Tuesday evening.