(Why the Fans of Liverpool are called Kopites?)

Kop is referred to the number of terraces and stands at sports stadium mainly in United Kingdom. The steep structure of the Stadium resembles the hill near Ladysmith in South Africa that was the place for Battle of Spion Kop in 1900 during the Second Boer War which was fought between British Empire and the African speaking inhabitants of South African Republic and Orange Free State.
In the year 1906, Editor Ernest Edwards from Liverpool Echo sports stated of a new open-air embankment at Anfield: "This huge wall of earth has been termed 'Spion Kop', and no doubt this apt name will always be used in future in referring to this spot" and this name was formally adopted in 1928 upon construction of a roof over the kop. It is thought to be the first terrace officially named Spion Kop.
"Kopites" is a name given to the supporters of Liverpool Football Club which refers to the fans who once stood, and now sit, on the Kop at Anfield.