Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ready for ‘special’ Anfield atmosphere

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Jurgen Klopp is eagerly anticipating a “special atmosphere” in his first game at Anfield as Liverpool manager.

Klopp is set for his second fixture in charge of Liverpool since he took over from sacked boss Brendan Rodgers earlier this month.

The German’s debut match ended in a 0-0 draw at Tottenham, with his team next in action on Thursday when they host Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

Looking ahead to the match at Anfield, a stadium famed for its passionate support, Klopp expressed his excitement.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m really looking forward to this game as you can imagine because it’s the first home game and it’s at night, with lights and a special atmosphere.

“I hope we can bring this special atmosphere, take it, and transport it into the game.”

“I cannot say so much about the atmosphere at Anfield but I want to go there, I want to feel and we will see.

“That’s what we are all waiting for, these special moments. We are absolutely clear and we know about our job that we have to do for the special atmosphere.

“If somebody wants to surprise us and be louder than ever in their lives then try to be louder than ever in your life!

“We have to be concentrated but we have to be open for help from outside [the fans]. It’s very important for this game that we have to be patient in a football way.

“It’s not allowed that the game is boring for somebody but you start and you have one advantage, that you play at home.

“It’s only an advantage if everybody knows how hard the work will be in this game and I hope that nobody is waiting for 4-0 after three minutes and is then disappointed because it’s not like they dreamt.

“But the special atmosphere of Anfield is very welcome.”

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