The Didi Man: My Love Affair with Liverpool by Dietmar Hamann

By Dietmar Hamann

The cult Liverpool participant with an open love letter to LFC and the town of Liverpool and its people.

Dietmar "Didi" Hamann is a whole one-off. The foreigner with a Scouse accessory. The German who now performs cricket for his neighborhood village group. The out of the country footballer became anglophile who fell deeply in love with town of Liverpool, its humans and its eponymous soccer club.

The stylish midfielder had an extended and exclusive enjoying occupation, however it used to be his seven seasons at Anfield that marked him out endlessly as a real Liverpool legend. His cult prestige used to be secured whilst he got here off the bench at half-time through the 2005 Champions League ultimate in Istanbul to motivate his workforce to a dramatic come-back and awesome eu glory.

The Didi guy is Hamann's hot, own and hugely unique tale of his time on Merseyside at a soccer membership to be able to continuously have a truly certain position in his center.

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