Liverpool are back. The Reds have two wins from two and the most recent win was the first back in front of a packed Anfield. It was emotional to see the fans back in the ground and the boss took notice. Jürgen Klopp has said rivals should be fearful of the Anfield roar this season.
Liverpool 2-0 Burnley
The weekend win was a routine one.
Early on Saturday afternoon the Reds made it two wins from two as they cruised past a physical Burnley side.
The hosts went one up through Diogo Jota when the Portugal forward headed home an exquisite cross from Kostas Tsimikas.
The lead wasn’t doubled until the second half when Harvey Elliott expertly controlled Virgil van Dijk’s long pass, the teenager then found Trent Alexander-Arnold who in turn flicked a cute ball through to Sadio Mane.
Jürgen Klopp on Anfield roar
Saturday was the first time Anfield has been packed out since March 2020.
The significance of the full stands was not lost on the boss.
Speaking to the club’s official site, Jürgen Klopp said the Anfield roar should have rivals worried:
“My favourite moment [on Saturday] of all the moments, because I didn’t hear it for such a long time, was the roar around the first whistle. I would be afraid if this would not have been for us. It is really, really, really nice.
“I didn’t know that I missed it because I forgot it, which is probably normal after 529 days, but hearing that was absolutely outstanding and gave me the last little push, which I didn’t need but I took it anyway.”
What RTK has to say
As much as uneducated Twitter users out there will tell you ‘Anfield is library, the atmosphere is a myth’, there is just so much evidence out there that the Liverpool crowd makes a real difference.
Having that roar back this season will win us games.
When we need that late winner the Kop will suck the ball in once more.