Former Liverpool midfielder seeing gradual return of Anfield fear-factor following stadium expansion

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That Anfield fear-factor we so often talk about.

It has come and gone at times over the past few years, but Gary McAllister believes the recent expansion of the stadium has fuelled the return of a consistently roaring Anfield.

Speaking about the impact of the fans, he told “Teams are coming there and they’re getting a bit rattled early in the game. They’re turning Anfield into a bit of a fortress.”

“There’s an air of confidence in the team, they’re starting games very fast and it’s very much like the Liverpool of old.”

“Anfield is pretty unique, it’s different to most grounds and you get a different atmosphere in there.”

“We’re at 54,000 now so the noise is pretty special and the way the players are playing at the moment, the fans are joining in. It’s just a nice place to be.”

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The presence of 8,500 more fans has worked in unison with the energy and the aggression of our work on the pitch in creating an imposing atmosphere for away sides to have to deal with.

For much of the season, we have dictated games at Anfield and ensured travelling teams feel as uncomfortable and as out of place as possible.

Jurgen Klopp so often calls for the crowd to create an intimidating atmosphere at home games, so much so that rarely a week goes by at the moment when the supporters don’t show up in full voice.

There is a fresh and exciting feel to our club this season and the direction it is heading in. The important thing is that we continue to force that winning mentality and optimism onto opposition teams.

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