Jurgen Klopp hits out at Anfield atmosphere ahead of Liverpool vs Arsenal

Liverpool faced off with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday in a tie they were expected to win with relative ease.

However, when all was said and done, Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw, which moved them down to 2nd in the Premier League and one point off Arsenal. But the Reds return to action on Saturday at home to the aforementioned Gunners and can be backed at 11/8 to pick up the win with bet365.

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Jurgen Klopp hits out at Anfield atmosphere

Before facing Arsenal, Liverpool took on West Ham in a League Cup tie on Wednesday.

The Reds smashed the Hammers 5-1 to book their spot in the semi-finals of the competition where they will face Fulham.

Following Wednesday’s game, Jurgen Klopp has demanded Liverpool fans provide the team with a red-hot atmosphere for Saturday’s visit from Arsenal, insisting supporters not in full voice should pass their ticket on:

“I thought in the first half when the boys played really exceptionally,” Klopp said. “It was a long time ago now, but I have to say I was not overly happy with the atmosphere behind me. I asked people what do they want?

“We changed a lot of things and we dominated West Ham like crazy and missed chances. If I was in the stands I would be on my toes, 1,000%. I don’t know if the Manchester United game was that bad that we have to say sorry we didn’t smash them. We need Anfield on Saturday.

“Arsenal didn’t play this week, they prepared for this game and anyone who knows anything about them knows they will be prepared. So we need Anfield on their toes from the first second, without me having an argument with the opposition coach or whatever. We need you from the first second.

“If it is too much football in December, I’m sorry, we have to play as well. If you are not in the right shape, give your ticket to somebody else. It was not negativity, it was just not the excitement I felt the performance deserved. There were so many good performances but we were only 1-0 up. We had so many challenges to be celebrated and we had a lot of chances but if it is the warming up for Saturday then I am happy.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.