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Premier League: Liverpool vs Wolves; FANS ARE BACK

It will be a historic and emotional moment on Sunday.

Liverpool welcome Wolves and for the first time since the first Premier League title win, they welcome 2,000 supporters back to Anfield.

Not a lot but some. It is a step in the right direction as a selection of fans will get to watch one of the best Liverpool sides of all time in the flesh for the first time since March.

The first game that had fans back for English clubs was Arsenal’s Europa League game against Rapid Wien on Thursday and even though it was only one stand there was a difference.

Noise. There was some actual real-life noise. It made a difference and will continue to make a difference for every club. 

Hopefully, it’ll give Liverpool an extra lift even though this squad never normally need another one, but a sense of normality will be great.

Klopp had his say on the fans coming back in the press conference for the game saying: “I hope it will be great for all of us. As a player I played in front of 2000 they were not always in a good mood. 

“After that break I think our fans will be in the best shape. Doesn’t matter how many are there, it’s how big your influence is.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers are the team that travel to Anfield and with their record against the ‘big six’ teams over the past years it should make for an interesting encounter.

When Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came to Anfield last season it was a close game with lots of VAR controversy which saw Klopp’s men end the game taking all three points, this time round everyone will be hoping for less VAR.

There were no VAR incidents on Tuesday night as The Reds won the Champions League group with a game to spare thanks to some unlikely heroes.

The youngsters came up trumps for the Premier League champions with Curtis Jones, Neco Williams and Caoimhin Kelleher all putting in class performances having a huge contribution on getting the three points.

Neco Williams got the assist with a cross for Curtis Jones’ winner whilst surprise inclusion Caoimhin Kelleher making a number of saves including a world class stop denying veteran Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from an equaliser.

The Irish goalkeeper is set to start back-to-back games for Liverpool all but confirming that Adrian is third in the pecking order.

Klopp said: “In life you have to prove things. Caoimhin is a sensational talent but keepers have to wait for their chance. 

“If a keeper plays 10 years then another wonderful keeper isn’t showing it. Caoimhin has convinced everyone. Adrian doesn’t deserve to be written off now.”

Unfortunately for the Spanish native it seems he has been written off after several poor performances this season alone.

Klopp also revealed that Naby Keita and Trent Alexander-Arnold are back in training and said there is a chance that they will be in the squad.

With Midtjylland next week now being a dead rubber game there is not a need to rotate for this league game so all of the key player should be playing with no new injury concerns.

Whether it is a front four or front three Klopp goes with though remains to be seen with Wolves looking likely to start their new back four system which has worked wonders in recent weeks.

It’s a massive game for Liverpool to remain in the top three possibly even going and staying top depending on the Chelsea and Tottenham results. 

So, the fans will have to bring their voices to help much as possible but of course they will. Everyone has been waiting for this moment including the players especially Diogo Jota as it will be his first game in front of a crowd for Liverpool whilst against his former club as well.

It could have been Thiago Alcantara’s first game in front of an Anfield crowd for Liverpool but he is still out injured.

However there’s no reason why the Thiago song shouldn’t be bouncing round Anfield within 30 seconds of kick off if it isn’t what really is the point?

Written by Elliot Thompson

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