Fortress Anfield a 'nightmare' for opponents, says Klopp

Fortress Anfield a 'nightmare' for opponents, says Klopp

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December 1, 2023 at 3:10 PM
Jurgen Klopp said Anfield is a "nightmare" for opposition sides
Jurgen Klopp said Anfield is a "nightmare" for opposition sides. Photo: Paul ELLIS / AFP
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Anfield is a "nightmare" for visiting teams as the Reds have turned their home into a fortress once more.

A 4-0 thrashing of LASK in the Europa League on Thursday means Liverpool have won all 10 home games this season, scoring 31 goals in the process.

Real Madrid's 5-2 Champions League win in February was the last time Klopp's men lost on home soil and their last domestic defeat was over a year ago in October 2022.

Despite a disappointing campaign last season, Liverpool have won 18 and drawn three of their last 21 home Premier League games.

"It is our home, it must, must, must be a difficult place to come," said Klopp ahead of Fulham's trip to Anfield on Sunday.

"I think for every player, if they are not playing at Liverpool and play in a different country, playing at Anfield is a dream.

"But actually it must be a nightmare and that is what we try to do. It didn't work out all the time but when our people are at it, it makes a massive difference."

Liverpool will be without first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker due to injury this weekend.

But his understudy Caoimhin Kelleher looked solid against LASK and Klopp said the Irishman has his trust.

"It is a situation he did not want to have, but obviously because you want opportunities, you want to play, now he will get a few games, definitely. I trust him." added Klopp.

Liverpool begin the weekend third in the Premier League but just two points behind leaders Arsenal.

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