Anfield is renowned for its highly charged atmosphere, but Jürgen Klopp claims it can be even better, depending on the performances of his players.
The Merseyside outfit have enjoyed many memorable nights at Anfield this season, in particular their come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League. The German, however, feels there is still room for improvement:
“I always find it funny that people want this great atmosphere even if the team is playing poor football. Atmosphere is also very closely linked to the success of the team and in Liverpool there haven’t been any huge successes for a while."
This was certainly the case in the 2013/14 season, when Brendan Rodgers led Liverpool to second in the Premier League. Every game at Anfield in the final stretch of the season took on an even more intense atmosphere, as Liverpool looked to win the league title for the first time since 1990.
Next season, the Reds will be expected to mount a more serious challenge for the title, and the minimum requirement for Klopp must surely be Champions League qualification.
Liverpool have won only eight of their 19 home games in the league this term, and Klopp highlighted the home game against Manchester United in the Europa league where the fans thrived off of the players performance:
“We are about to change things around. You could see what happened against Manchester United with the atmosphere. That had a lot to do about who the opposition was and the rivalry with them but we have to get to a place that that happens because we are on the pitch, not because of who the opponents are.”
The Reds travel to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday before their Europa League final showdown with Sevilla on Wednesday night.