If Jurgen Klopp has one bugbear about Liverpool’s support (although it’s probably more indicative of English football in general…), it’s the ‘moaning’ when things don’t go our way.
He hates it, and has yet again taken time to mention it.
“When you are at Anfield and you have 60,000 supporters groaning, saying arghhh when we mess a move up, it doesn’t help.” Klopp told a group of supporters at an evening function last night, reported by the Anfield HQ.
For us, it’s a difficult one. When supporters groan, it’s more of an instinctive reaction than anything else – and certainly isn’t done to get on the players’ backs. When a good move breaks down, fans are disappointed and frustrated, but Klopp wants this attitude to change.
He’s certainly doing everything he can to make that happen, as his reaction in the second-half versus Sunderland proved… With the scores tied at 0-0, Klopp furiously told the crowd to start making some noise. In fairness, it worked. The tension lifted from the ground and the side came through with two late goals to win.
On the other hand, we haven’t lost at home this season and have put in a number of scintillating performances, backed by a vibrant, noisy crowd on many an occasion. There’s definitely a feeling that Anfield only ‘Sings when it’s winning’ at the moment though, which must change.
At Anfield’s best, it’s the most raucous, inspiring ground in the country. Let’s show Klopp what we can do from the beginning of every game.