Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has claimed that the atmosphere at Anfield during Saturday’s game with Liverpool was ‘fantastic.’
As quoted by Football London ahead of tonight’s North London Derby, Conte said he was hoping that today’s match would have a similar atmosphere to the one against Liverpool.
“Our mind has to be open for an important target, and for winning a derby to be a way to reach an important target,” he said.
“There is a big rivalry, we know very well, the players know very well, and we want to give satisfaction to our fans, and we’ll try to do our best. But it’s a game and I hope to breathe a fantastic atmosphere, like the last game in Anfield.”
In the end, the atmosphere at Anfield wasn’t enough to see Liverpool on to win the three points they really needed on Saturday. Nice to hear that the stadium is still earning new fans though.
One more time at Anfield this season.
Liverpool will take the Premier League title race to the final game if they beat Southampton next Tuesday.
As things stands, it still looks like it wouldn’t be enough for Liverpool. Kevin De Bruyne’s four goals last night have seen to that. If there’s still a chance when The Reds take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield though, the place will be rocking.
Even if there isn’t, it should still be an enjoyable afternoon for all in attendance. The game with Wolves will be the last home game of a stellar 2021/22.
It’s also the last game before Liverpool will head to Paris to contest the Champions League final. Whether it ends with silverware being lifted or not, the players will get a rapturous send-off, as they usually do anyway.
They’ve been truly tremendous at Anfield all season. It was a tepid campaign without supporters last time out. But Liverpool have returned to making their home a fortress this time.
No team has beaten The Reds in domestic competition all season. Only Inter Milan came away with a win and that was one that dumped them out of the Champions League regardless.
One more hurdle to clear at home, then. After being robbed of the chance to parade the Premier League trophy around town in 2020, fingers crossed Liverpool can return with the big one from the French capital.