Klopp calls on fans ahead of Red Star clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on the home support to create a big atmosphere on Wednesday evening.

Red Star Belgrade visit Anfield in the third round of Champions League group stage fixtures – but will be without any fans after they were banned by UEFA, with their tickets going to Liverpool supporters.

The club have set aside a section of seats just for young fans aged between seventeen and twenty-one following the reallocation and Klopp wants to see the fans get right behind the players.

“The support in England is different, especially in Anfield it’s different, we don’t sing against another crowd.” the German said.

“It’s a little bit like that but it’s more you follow the game and support your team and, if we have a bigger number, cool.

“That’s of course not nice for the people from Belgrade but we have no influence on that. We would have had no problem if Belgrade fans would have been here, we still would have had a fantastic atmosphere.

“But it’s all about that we are really together tomorrow because we are the same, it’s not that we are the most experienced team in the Champions League because last year we came to the final.

“We are still pretty fresh in comparison to a lot of other teams in the competition and we have to make sure that this on advantage that we can have in our home games, our crowd, is there 100%.

“That’s what we should make sure. I’m pretty sure we are ready but a little reminder for all of you: on your toes!

“Then, it will be difficult for Belgrade and that’s the first job to do – to make it difficult and uncomfortable for the opponent.” he finished.

Liverpool supporters will no doubt oblige.

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