It is easy to forget how much has changed at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, from the players to the mentality and even the atmosphere in the stands.
Anfield was a very different place to be when Brendan Rodgers’ reign ground to a half in 2015 after all. Just ask Adam Bogdan.
The Hungarian international goalkeeper was one of Rodgers’ final signings on Merseyside and, rightly or wrongly, ended up epitomising the misfiring recruitment which resulted in Liverpool dropping from second to sixth in just 12 months.
Bogdan quickly fell out of favour under Klopp and, speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the former Bolton Wanderers shot-stopper has admitted that support from the terraces wasn't always forthcoming during a testing era in the club's recent history.
“It wasn’t the best atmosphere, especially not at Anfield,” he said. “They always talk about the famous Anfield atmosphere but we weren’t playing well enough and the results weren’t as comfortable as they should have been or the fans wanted and it wasn’t the nicest place.
“It wasn’t negative from the beginning but it’s not like now where it’s such a positive atmosphere.”
Perhaps the biggest change Klopp has made at Anfield is to get the fans back on side. From that celebration after a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion to Champions League glory four years later, it is not only the success but the sense of togetherness that has Liverpool fans standing proudly behind their team again.
Unfortunately for the much-maligned Bogdan, ‘you’ll never walk alone’ rings rather hollow.
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