KOPITES

LIVERPOOL

If you don’t call them Kopites, then it’s clear you’re from the otherside and know them as The Scousers. It’s their year every year, it’s Liverpool. We all know who Liverpool are. The famous club that has won 5 Champions League trophies and 18 League Titles that is truly fuelled by the support of the diehard fanatics that ensure no Liverpool associate ever walks alone.

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The term ‘Kopites’ originates from the famous term used to describe the section in the stadium where the most vocal and diehard fans attend the games to watch their beloved club play, ‘The Sion Kop’. The name was created quite wittily by English Journalist Ernest Edwards for its resemblance of the hill near Layside, South Africa, where the January 1900 Battle of Spion Kop occurred. The Kop’s rather precipitous structure compared to its original counterpart’s similar steepness is the reasoning behind Edwards’ clever label.

The Kopites are known for being one of the most vocal yet stubborn fanbases out there. Their stubbornness is their strength as they know sooner or later it will be their time to take the footballing world by storm once again, and what benefits this is the fact that all football fans are inclined to agree. The famous chants fuelled by the Kop include, the historic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, the iconic ‘Salah, Mane Mane’ and the Beatles inspired ‘Red and White Kop’.

When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark,
At the end of a storm,
There’s a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown,
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never walk alone.

On a Saturday afternoon, 
We support a team called Liverpool, 
And we sing until we drop, 
On the famous Spion Kop. 

We all live in a red and white Kop,
A red and white Kop,
A red and white Kop,
We all live in a red and white Kop, 
A red and white Kop, 
A red and white Kop.