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'Walk On' documentary charts rise of iconic 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

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On the 14th April, BT Sport premieres 'Walk On'. The film focuses on the iconic song 'You'll Never Walk Alone', an anthem that has been heard ringing around stands throughout the footballing world, and in particular the home of Liverpool FC, Anfield. 

The documentary film explores the song's rise from its origins on Broadway via Anfield to eventually becoming arguably the most famous football song in the world. 

The exclusive BT Sport Film discovers how and why the song was first introduced at Anfield under Bill Shankly, and then by Celtic Football Club under Jock Stein.

The documentary investigates how the song's meaning has changed over the years, having been ever present during the highs of Liverpool's UEFA Champions League Final victory in Istanbul in 2005 but also its meaning as a song of reflection during the lows of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and the fight for justice for the 96 that passed away that fateful day.  

First hand accounts of the song's importance are gathered in interviews with Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Kenny Daglish, Ian St John, Phil Thompson and many more. 

Although most obviously associated with British teams Liverpool and Celtic, the song is also the club anthem for Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and St Paoli to name but a few.

The song, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein but most widely known in Europe because of the version recorded by Liverpool band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has become part of popular culture and has been played at events such as the World Cup and the last night of the proms. 

Liverpool, currently enjoying a great season, lie top of the Premier League by two points with six games left and hoping to win their first top division title since 1990. Brendan Rodgers' side face West Ham at Upton Park this Sunday at 4pm. 

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