Jurgen Klopp is determined that Anfield will be rocking tomorrow, despite it being another lunchtime kick-off for Liverpool.
We host Stoke at 12:30pm, with our visitors in desperate need of the points to avoid relegation.
Liverpool also need a win though, despite the fixture being sandwiched between our Champions League semi-final legs, because a loss would seriously affect our chances of being in the competition next season at all!
If we lost then Chelsea could go one point behind us by winning their match and the game in hand – with a fixture at Stamford Bridge against Liverpool on the horizon.
This is why Klopp cannot afford to rest too many players and has implored the fans to get up for the occasion.
Echo journalist James Pearce tweeted Klopp’s message from his pre-match press-conference.
Klopp: "I know it's a tradition that at 12.30pm games the atmosphere isn't that good. So go to bed at 9pm tonight and tomorrow get up and create the most special atmosphere ever. This team deserves it."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) April 27, 2018
There’s no way Anfield will shake like it did on Tuesday, but the fans need to help the team as much as possible.
Against Bournemouth, there was a jovial, celebratory atmosphere and it helped the team perform with less pressure.
We ran out 3-0 winners and a similar result will do just fine.