Jurgen Klopp has called on Reds fans and players to ’embrace’ the game against Manchester United at Anfield this afternoon.
Writing in his programme notes ahead of the game, Klopp said: “For both clubs, it is the ‘next game’, but I think we would all be kidding ourselves if we tried to suggest it wasn’t an occasion that means a little bit more.
“I have never been one to shy away from games that really matter to the supporters. Positive emotion helps – positive energy helps – we saw this on Tuesday night.
“Yes, three points are three points whoever they are available against, but these sort of matches produce emotions and memories that are so valuable. It makes sense I think to try to embrace it.”
It’s great that he recognises this is a big game for the fans, unlike some managers who just churn out the ‘just another game’ line, and it’s up to the players to harness the support of those at Anfield.
Three points are vital as the Reds look to regain first place in the Premier League from Manchester City.