Liverpool have had one of the best two year spells in the club’s history. The Reds have amassed an incredible 196 points in the Premier League across two campaigns, they’ve won the league, they’ve won the Champions League, they’ve been crowned champions of everything. Sadly, the fans haven’t been there to see these unstoppable Reds since earlier this year. Jürgen Klopp sent an emotional message to Liverpool fans ahead of this week’s Arsenal game.
Behind closed doors
The global health crisis forced the Premier League to postpone all fixtures in March of this year.
The division was on pause for some three months, resuming at the end of June.
However, when the football returned, fans did not. The pandemic has necessitated that football be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future.
Whilst there were plans for a staggered return of spectators from October, these plans have no been shelved due to a spike in cases.
Klopp message to Liverpool fans
In the matchday programme ahead of Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal, Jürgen Klopp sent an emotional message to Liverpool fans. The gaffer wrote:
“I hope the fans know it is still for them as much as it ever has been. As a team we do this for ourselves, the people we love and the supporters who make the club what it is.
“I am fully aware of the sentiment ‘football without fans is nothing’. This is true – but we are not without fans.
“They are still here and they still give us our motivation. They remain the key ingredient that makes this all worthwhile.
“So until we are together again, we fight with all we have for them. I pray we will each other again soon and in a safe and healthy way.”
What RTK has to say
Oh Jürgen, you silver tongued devil.
It is heartbreaking that the fans weren’t there to watch the Reds lift the Premier League but we will hopefully be there for the next one.
The Reds have been utterly phenomenal to watch of late and it is testament to their character that they are still managing such impressive performances despite not having the fans there to spur them on.
Fingers crossed the Kop will be full again soon and in fine voice to let the player’s know just how much they are appreciated.