At the majority of football clubs the strict clamping down on what language is allowed from the supporters is usually more stringent in the family area, but Liverpool are extending this policy to the whole ground.
Earlier in the week, whilst Brendan Rodgers and co were making their pre- season preparations, official Liverpool FC communication surfaced on the issue of inappropriate language at home games. It stated that using the term ‘man up’ would be a banned term for supporters entering Anfield.
The confusion may have often come from performances on the pitch at times last season and Rodgers trying to explain how Suso managed to fulfill the dummy number 7 role, but the club letter was just as baffling.
What they were attempting to do was ensure that no ambiguity was left on what unacceptable words can be uttered inside their ground, but what it caused was exactly that.
After being under pressure this season to get closer to the top four they need everyone pulling in the same direction so this press will be unwelcome.
The list has been questioned in some quarters but the sponsor’s responsibility to adhering to club policy has certainly been put into question, and a lack of sensitivity that Liverpool would not have envisaged yesterday.
Warrior may not be the only people to have a problem sticking to the list though as the club could run into a few problems if Lars Bender and Bayer Leverkusen come to town.