Thank you Anfield, you are special- Jurgen Klopp
Written by: Neil Talnikar
The 51-year-old wrote about the emotional side of his team as they take on Wolves in their final game of the season.
While Liverpool are still to recover from their unbelievable comeback win against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, Wolves are already knocking on the door as they visit a pumped-up Anfield, on the final day of the Premier League.
It is a must-win game for the Reds and at the same time, they hope for Manchester City to lose when they travel to a lowly Brighton and Hove Albion side. The overall 2018-19 season in Europe has been such a miraculous one that nothing can be ruled out even on the final day.
If Brighton happens to stun City at the Amex Stadium and Liverpool defeat Wolves somehow at home, the joy of the fans and the Merseyside club would be unparalleled as it would mean their 29 year wait for the league title would finally come to an end.
Ahead of his side’s most important game of the season, Jurgen Klopp talked about the emotional environment in and around the club. “It is not possible to ignore the impact of Tuesday night, but I think it is on us – again all of us, not just the players – to make sure we take it and use it as an advantage. It was a physically and emotionally intense occasion.”
“I think the togetherness between supporters and players is going to be at its most important,” he continued, “The fans are our energy source and it is a cast-iron certainty that there’ll be moments today when we need them. It is so important we only worry about our team and what is happening at Anfield.”
“This is our last outing at Anfield for the campaign and as such I want to express gratitude for the amazing journey we have had together. There are so many things in the world at the moment that are more important and serious – we all know this. But what we do here – with our supporters – has brought joy.”
“The team performs for the supporters and the supporters give back to the team,” quoted the German.
“Whatever happens, we are what we are because we have come together and we have all played a part. This is Liverpool now: a powerful collective who looks to live in the moment and embrace the joy of it.”
“Thank you, Anfield – you are special,” he concluded.
Klopp, who revolutionised football at Liverpool since his arrival in 2015, would be the focal point on Sunday as he looks forward to his most important game at the club before even preparing for the Champions League final in Madrid, a few weeks later.
Published: Sun May 12, 2019 04:29 PM IST