Until 1 June 2019, I had considered this banner cursed. Since May 2007, when it was created with a Greek theme for the final in Athens v AC Milan (the one we prefer to forget), it lay in a cupboard, unloved. I took it out again for the final in 2018. Same result. Why did I take it out for a third time? Liverpool fans don’t believe in luck – we believe in destiny.
Hasty additions were made for the homecoming parade on 2 June, and here are two of my creations hanging from the windows of my classroom on June 3 2019.