Klopp backs Liverpool fans to outsing United’s

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 8:26

Jurgen Klopp believes the fans can be “decisive” when Liverpool face Manchester United in the Europa League.

The two sides face each other for the first time in European competition on Thursday, with Liverpool hosting the first leg of their round of 16 Europa League tie at Anfield.

The return will be held at Old Trafford a week later, but Klopp feels as though Liverpool’s fans can outsing United’s and prove “decisive” in the tie.

“Hopefully everybody from the first second on can show they are really happy about this game, really excited about this game,” Klopp said.

“The crowd is involved, you know I believe in the influence of the crowd.

“I try everything to show the crowd that we do it for ourselves, yes of course, but we do it for them especially and that we really enjoy the relationship with the crowd.

“And it helps, there is absolutely no doubt about it.

“We can show, we create a better atmosphere in the first leg than Manchester United in the second leg. That’s it. It’s very, very important and it can be decisive that’s for sure.

“It’s a big part of football, if it was not we could play without supporters in a park.

“It’s a big part and hopefully tomorrow we set a new level in the younger history of Liverpool. I’m sure it’s not possible or easy to jump over all things Liverpool fans did in the past.

“But since I’m here, no problem, easy, they can do the best performance from the stands if they want. I am open for this – it would be cool.”

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