Learning to be a Liverpool Fan, Part III

12. Liverpool is an iconic UK soccer club even in the USA.

There is a North American distributor of their official merchandise http://www.anfieldshop.com. There is an Irish Pub that is the headquarters of the LA LFC Supporter Club http://joxerdalysirishpub.com.
Undoubtedly, there are pubs across the world that cater to Liverpool fans.
There are officially recognized supporter clubs throughout the world http://www.liverpoolfc.com/fans/lfc-official-supporters-clubs.

13. The Liverpool fan base has a love-hate relationship with Brendan Rodgers, the current manager since 2012.

Sounds very much like how LA Dodger fans view Don Mattingly and UCLA Basketball fans view every coach not named John Wooden.

14. Continuing on the theme of similarities to teams I follow, Liverpool (like the Dodgers and UCLA basketball) has a storied history with occasional tastes of success in recent years but yet falling short of the biggest prize.

Liverpool's most recent heartbreak was the ill-fated defeat to Chelsea on April 27, 2014 that led to a spiral that cost them a shot at the Premier League Championship for the 2013-2014 season.