Jurgen Klopp was excited that Liverpool fans got a perfect reception on their return to the stands after eight months to witness the 4-0 thrashing of Wolves at Anfield.
The Reds were rampant against Wolves that had earlier chances to go in front. The Reds were then able to extend unbeaten Anfield league record to 65 games with ruthless thrashing of their guests.
Liverpool moved joint-top of Premier League as champions left with “goosebumps” on an emotional reunion with supporters.
According to Klopp, the return of supporters to Anfield exceeded his expectations and provided a “goosebump” moment. 2,000 fans were allowed to watch Liverpool move back joint-top of the Premier League with a 4-0 victory over Wolves.
"They were so happy to see us, we were so happy to see them." ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jxTEIq7lqk— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 6, 2020
Klopp excited as Liverpool floor Wolves on the return of fans to Anfield
This was the first time Liverpool opened the gates of Anfield since March 11 and a select group of lucky ticket holders were given a footballing treat on the night they laid eyes on the Premier League champions for the first time.
They were served with goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, and a late Nelson Semedo’s own goal.
“Wasn’t it the perfect night? Imagine 10 months ago somebody told us we would have a home game and only 2,000 people would show up. We would have thought, ‘Ok, a proper crisis, the football must be really bad
“And now, tonight, it was so enjoyable and nice. When we came out to warm-up we all had goosebumps, it was like, ‘Oh my god’.
“I said to the boys in the meeting before I had no idea how it would feel. If it’s good we have to use it, if it’s bad we have to ignore it. That’s how it is.
“It was better [than expected], much better. The noise that people made, they were on their toes and you could see and feel and smell they had waited so long for it, all of them. They were all here to support a football team.
“We are so used to playing without a crowd now. Each little positive you can get at this moment and in life, in general, is nice. It’s so much more enjoyable when people are involved. This would not be the game we all love without supporters,” Klopp told Amazon Prime, moments after reviving his iconic fist-bump celebration in front of the Liverpool supporters on The Kop.
BOSS ❤️ pic.twitter.com/S2A3iZaYWn— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 6, 2020
Positives from Liverpool’s win over Wolves
There were so many other positives for the host. Caoimhin Kelleher made his Premier League debut with a clean sheet added to the one against Ajax during the midweek. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita also returned to action after being injured.
However, the 2,000 supporters inside the ground really made it for Klopp on an emotional reunion at Anfield.
“It was very emotional. After 10 months without that, it is a wonderful, wonderful sign. During the game, it was emotional, it was so nice to hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
“Having people in the stadium is another really good sign. Hopefully we can build on it as a society, not just a football society.
“People in the stadium were in the best shape and that was really nice. If none of my players or medical department tell me any player was injured, it was the perfect night.”
“Wolves couldn’t get into the game tonight and I think that was because of the way my boys played. It was a really, good high-level performance,” Klopp said.