Jurgen Klopp has vowed to end our miserable recent home form and once again turn Anfield into a fortress.
Amazingly, we have won less than 50 percent of home matches in the last two seasons – racking up a mere 18 wins from 38 Premier League games.
It’s one of the main reasons we’ve not reached the heights we would have liked in our league position as we failed to capitalise on coming second in 2014.
“We have to deliver. That’s what we have to do,” said Klopp.
“It’s all about the last five or six per cent in a game. The players are all motivated, they’re all good, they’re all skilled, they’re all everything. How can you bring in the last five per cent? Attitude, character, mentality. That’s the crowd, that’s noise. That’s togetherness. This stadium was never an excuse, and it’s not now.”
Klopp said he had the same problems when he moved to Dortmund. They had a similar record to us when he took charge, but they went unbeaten in his first full season in charge.
“When I came to Dortmund they said to me – because the atmosphere was not good – the ‘yellow wall’ can be quite impressive in a negative way,” said Klopp.
“They could be afraid of the first home game. I said ‘what?’ Before I came there they had a negative home record and it was because the yellow wall was making players slump shoulders.” (Telegraph)
Hopefully, the new stand and better atmosphere will help to inspire the players into doing something similar this season.
We cannot afford to lose more than a couple of home games if we have top four hopes.
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