Jurgen Klopp hails Anfield atmosphere as 'unbelievable' after Liverpool victory

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Jurgen Klopp has hailed the Liverpool fans for producing a stunning atmosphere at Anfield last night, describing it as "really, really great".

Despite the fact that the game against Manchester United was taking place in Europe's second-tier competition, the Europa League, the fans did not let that dampen their enthusiasm.

Like the Liverpool players, Anfield's raucous crowd tried their best to put off Manchester United, and encouraged their team forward at every opportunity – and boy did it work.


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The Reds completely outplayed their most loathed rivals, scoring either side of half-time to seal a 2-0 win. In what represented the first European encounter between the two teams, it is a triumph that is likely to go down in club folklore.

And Klopp obviously believes the fans deserve credit for the role they played.

A video of the Kop

Klopp's comments

“The atmosphere tonight was unbelievable. It was really great and I want to say thank you to everybody that was involved in this atmosphere,” he said after the game.

“It was easy to enjoy from the first until the last second. That was Liverpool how I knew it before I came here, so that was really, really great.

“Thank you for this.”

Van Gaal's envy

Even Louis van Gaal was happy to admit that the Liverpool fans produced an incredible atmosphere, suggesting that his own Old Trafford faithful need to up their game in the return leg next week.

"I have to say that Liverpool created an atmosphere that was fantastic,” he said.

“Losing 2-0 is a difficult result for us, but we have to create an atmosphere like that next week.”

Sour scenes

One would hope that Manchester United's home fans choose some different songs to the away fans when the return fixture gets underway at Old Trafford.

A video of the game emerged on Twitter and the sound of a sickening anti-Hillsborough chant can clearly be heard in the background.

Naturally, Liverpool fans, some of whom would have been there that tragic day, booed loudly to try and drown it out.

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