Huddersfield manager David Wagner admits Anfield was the quietest he has seen it in years during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The German came up against the his good friend Jurgen Klopp for the first time since being promoted to the Premier League with the Yorkshire club.
In keeping with the mood at the club of late, the famous Liverpool atmosphere proved to be desperately tense and somewhat lifeless at times.
“I haven’t seen Anfield as quiet as it was for a long time until we conceded the first goal – and I was quite often here in the last two years,” Wagner told the Liverpool Echo.
In truth, the contest was very much a slow-burner and gave Reds few reasons to be bouncing early on- especially on the back of last week’s crushing 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.
A win and clean sheet was vital in preventing another ugly week of analysis, but it wasn’t enough to disregard Liverpool’s costly lack of consistency.
Wins against NK Maribor and West Ham over the next week are a must ahead of the international break, with Reds fans still far from convinced.
The club’s disappointing league position also fails to offer any reassurance, with Klopp’s men three points behind both fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal.