Originally Posted by Kiz
which is saying in the past they were not english
that doesn't make sense.
It is also used as a subjunctive, esp in conditional sentences
Usage: Were, as a remnant of the past subjunctive in English, is used in formal contexts in clauses expressing hypotheses (if he were to die, she would inherit everything), suppositions contrary to fact (if I were you, I would be careful), and desire (I wish he were there now). In informal speech, however, was is often used instead
I don't really care about the correct usage of were and "we're" to be honest, the whole point of the post is that Liverpool fans do deserve their reputation.