Coming out to chants of “campione, campione”, Liam Gallagher made it clear tonight where his loyalties were despite being in Scouse territory.
But he was welcomed in stage to a mix of cheers and chants - we love him no matter who he supports.
“Yes Liverpool” where his first words to fans. He’d arrived.
He kicked off the show with an Oasis track - giving fans what they wanted early on - Rock & Roll Star.
This set the tempo for the night but for a singer so proud of his Manchester roots, he didn’t hold back, telling the sell out crowd of how much Liverpool played a part in Oasis songs and his own songs.
Still always quick to get a joke in, he said: “This next song was wrote in this city so you can give yourselves a round of applause, and it’s not Hard Days Nght either.”
He constantly gave the crowds what they wanted, and more.
Not forgetting where he was, he later told the audience: “This tune was inspired by the great man John Lennon” before starting to sing Why Me Why Not.
And it wouldn’t be a Liam Gallagher gig without the football rivalry making another appearance.
Touching in Liverpool being top of the Premier League title and the race for top against his beloved Manchester City the singer confidently joked: “You’re good at nicking stuff but we’ll nck this one”
With that, he continued his 90 minute set just as if it was 1996 and he was taking to the stage in his Oasis heyday.
But despite the more than 20 year gap, he proved that on stage is where he belongs.