Jurgen Klopp has sent a rallying cry to Liverpool fans give it their all tonight when the Reds take on West Ham at Anfield.
Writing in tonight’s matchday programme, the German manager lamented the importance of the home crowd with Liverpool taking to Anfield for the first time since the 4th February, where the youngest side in club history claimed a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.
Liverpool are on the brink of Premier League history with a victory tonight meaning that the Reds tie with Manchester City as the side with the most consecutive wins in English top-flight history, and Klopp believes that if the Merseyside club are to triumph tonight, the fans will play a crucial role.
Will Liverpool go undefeated this season?
The German manager said: “What will be critical for us this evening is the support from our greatest asset of all, the Anfield crowd. It’s a Monday night and it’s under the lights. It’s been a break since we were all here last and I think that adds to the hunger,” with Klopp layer adding: “Anfield will be ready to perform, as they and the team have done until now, to the highest level imaginable.”
Anfield has become a fortress this season for Liverpool with the Reds yet to drop a single point in the Premier League this campaign whilst playing at home as tables from LiveScore show, and Klopp’s comments on the atmosphere fans generate could play a part to their sensational record at the historic English ground.
It has been nearly three years since Liverpool tasted defeat in the Premier League at Anfield, and its reputation as one of the hardest grounds to Europe is based on the support and atmosphere fans create for the home team, which could seemingly be too hot to handle for West Ham tonight.