Liverpool is a great case to examine. in the eyes of many of their fans and proliferated by all of the ex boot room boys who have infiltrated the media, there is the belief that they are somehow special, beyond just being a big club - you'll hear plenty of public mouthpieces saying they have the best fans in the world / special nights at Anfield etc etc.
So whilst they should be seen as a big club, they are one where a lot of hot air and bluster has propelled them into being a super club, an exceptional club, which is of course absolute bollocks based on the last decade and current form.
History is something every club and fan should be proud of, but Liverpool are an absolutely excellent case of when it goes wrong spending too long looking backwards. The way Sterling was utterly strung up and the disbelief of the boot room boys perfect example of it - no amount of history changes the fact he is more likely to win things with City than Liverpool and that was a huge kick in the bollocks for all the fans who love the history channel.
The sad but undeniable fact is if you ask the young generation today who are the bigger clubs they will say City and Chelsea over the likes of Arsenal, Spurs, Villa, Liverpool because in recent times of which they are experiencing that is the case. As for special nights, the cost of tickets and globalization of the PL means those special nights at Anfield are a nonsense too, you get a better atmosphere at a championship game these days. Or Germany - look at Dortmunds support, now THAT is special.
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