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Wenger explains why Anfield is special, praises "connoisseur" fans

The Reds haven’t lost at home in the league since 2017. Jürgen Klopp has turned Anfield into a fortress again. The stadium has seen some special moments over the years; speaking to beIN SPORTS USA, Arsene Wenger explained why Anfield is such a unique place.

Arsene Wenger has explained why Anfield is such a special place. (Photo by Jun Sato/Getty Images)

This weekend saw yet another spine tingling atmosphere in Liverpool.

The Reds took on their old rivals at home and comfortably beat Manchester United 2-0.

After the game there were the first roars of “we’re gonna win the league” from The Kop.

Throughout the game the crowd were up for it, getting right behind their heroes as they made United look like children.

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It is no secret that Arsene Wenger has a soft spot for Anfield and its regular attendees. The Frenchman, along with Jose Mourinho, was left speechless watching Kopites sing You’ll Never Walk Alone in the Champions League final last season.

The ex-Arsenal boss told beIN SPORTS USA:

“[Anfield is] the best stadium in England, it’s simple because people are so close to the pitch. People really love football in every family, they are football connoisseurs.”

“We are speaking now about a period where Liverpool wins, I have been in positions where we were leading 5-1 with five minutes to go and they were changing You’ll Never Walk Alone – it’s one of the few cities, maybe the only city in the world where you find that.”

What RTK has to say

The Anfield atmosphere is a myth according to fans of Southampton that come up once a year for a midday kick off where The Reds kill the game inside 20 minutes.

The true greats of the game appreciate the majesty of the ground.

There is a litany of quotes and homages to the home of Liverpool. Earlier this season Dani Ceballos spoke of how playing there sucked the air out of him.

Thankfully we have decided to expand the stadium rather than move to a new ground, this could prove to be one of the most vital decisions we ever make.

To move ground would have been to sacrifice one of the things that makes the club special.

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