FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Liverpool Football Club superfan Linda Pizzuti spoke on Saturday about her experiences watching soccer matches unfold at LFC's home stadium at Anfield and the similarities between Red Sox fans and LFC fans.
"It is a lot of fun," Pizzuti said in a brief Q&A from the Red Sox player development complex. "The Red Sox fans and Liverpool fans have a lot in common in that they're both really well informed. They know what's going on. They know who the players are, and what their skills are, where they should be playing as opposed to where they're playing sometimes, and they both bring an incredible amount of fun and atmosphere to Anfield and to Fenway."
During her first days at the Kop, the wife of Reds and Red Sox principal owner John Henry became the not-so-secret weapon for LFC. After she witnessed two consecutive Reds wins at Anfield, she was dubbed 'Lucky Linda' by the fanatical Reds fans.
LFC has moved up to sixth place in the Barclays Premier League and hasn't lost a match since Jan. 12 at Blackpool. The high-priced arrivals of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll after the departure of superstar Fernando Torres to Chelsea has added some spark along with popular manager Kenny Dalglish, who replaced the embattled Roy Hodgson in January.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer