Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Woverhampton Wanderers at Anfield last weekend was monumental for many of us – the Reds were on fire and the fans in attendance got to share the special occasion with the players.
With COVID-19 security measures in place, 2,000 supporters were allowed back inside the stadium for the first time since March, with 1,500 on the Kop and 500 in the Main Stand.
Despite Anfield only being 3% full, the relatively small number of fans made themselves known, with even Wolves’ star Leander Dendoncker admitting it pushed the Reds onward.
“It felt like there were at least 15,000 people in [Anfield] when you heard the noise they made. They managed to push their team forward,” the Belgian told the West Midlands’ outfit’s official site.
Klopp was also moved upon seeing supporters in the stands for the first time in 270 days. “It was very emotional, to be honest, after ten months without that. It’s just a wonderful, wonderful sign.” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Getting out of the dressing room for the warm-up, that was a proper goosebump moment. It was really emotional, during the game it was emotional, it was outstanding. It was so nice to hear You’ll Never Walk Alone again.“
With a COVID-19 vaccine beginning to be rolled out around the UK, hopefully it will prove to be a massive step towards normalcy for both football fans, desperate to return to stadia in their masses, and society in general.