Did you know that our win over Leicester – as impressive as it was – still means we have only won 19 of our last 39 Premier League home games at Anfield? It’s not even 50 percent.
It will surely be Klopp’s hope, therefore, that an extra 8,500 souls crammed into the famous ground will help restore some of the fear factor and help make Anfield a fortress.
It’s also something that legendary Liverpool striker John Aldridge thinks is vital – and he too hopes the fans can make it happen.
“The great Liverpool teams always had Anfield as a fortress, and while that aura has not always been there over the past few years, it should be top of the list of priorities at the moment,” he said.
“We have seen on occasions what the crowd can do for the team, and with 54,000 now packed inside Anfield hopefully we will see more of those occasions.” (Echo)
Amazingly, we now face another two away games – against Chelsea in the league and Derby in the third round of the League Cup – before we will be back at Anfield to play Hull.
We then go to Brendan Rodgers’ old team Swansea before the biggest home game of the season when Man Utd come to town on October 17th.
That means that by the eighth game of the season we will have played Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, and United. If we are still near the top after that, it truly is game on.