Jurgen Klopp's message to Liverpool fans ahead of huge double header

Anfield Kop

The Liverpool manager again wants the supporters to play their part in games against Arsenal and Manchester United.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once again spoken of the importance of the club's fans ahead of a huge week of Premier League action at Anfield.

The Reds entertain league leaders Arsenal at Anfield tonight before they host fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday, with both games potentially pivotal in the side's league season.

Klopp seems to have issued a rallying call on the club's official website, saying: “I don’t want to make it too big and my English is not good enough to explain it, but for me if you are in a club together with the supporters then you should be if not as a family then as a group of best friends, and for this everybody has to play their role, do their job and all these things.

“We can’t do what we have to do in the best way without the supporters, I think everybody knows this. But then in the other way, we know what we have to do and then it is easier for them to give us support during a game.

“I hope they are looking forward to these games too, that they don’t get nervous if we are not 4-0 in the lead after five minutes, and that we are all ready for a fight, a big challenge and really good and interesting football games.

“If everybody plays their role at best then I think we can win.”

Klopp has emphasised the relationship between the side and the supporters as a big aspect to making the side successful, as over the years the atmosphere has become fairly flat, though in the past couple of games things have started to pick up a bit - ever since Klopp took his players to the Kop end to thank the supporters following a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Two wins would put Liverpool right in the mix for the Champions League places, but could also go a long way to Klopp laying the foundations of making Anfield a fortress again - which is imperative if the side are to become successful going forward.

Though Liverpool have been inconsistent this season, there have been times when they have really shown up for the big occasion and the side will want to harness any energy the support generates to try and get them a good result. Whether it makes a real difference remains to be seen. 

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