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Klopp Talk: Having Fans Back is the Best News I Can Imagine

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The gaffer is pumped to see fans back in Anfield, but didn’t say much on the Gini Wijnaldum situation.

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Ahead of the final game of the season scheduled on Sunday against Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp expressed his excitement at the prospect of a fan-filled Anfield. In his press conference, he commented on the build-up to this point after a tumultuous season.

On the top four hopes narrowing down to one game:

“I can’t remember a season when we didn’t go to the wire. I’m used to stress until the last match day! We’ve found some stability and created confidence again. We’ve scored in the right moments and conceded fewer.”

On Crystal Palace as an opponent:

“It will be a tough cookie. Really intense game. You can’t imagine how much I’m looking forward to seeing 10,000 fans inside Anfield. It’s important that we don’t lose patience after one minute. We need the best support - really encouraging.”

On Gini Wijnaldum’s future at Liverpool:

“It is not the first time it happened at the club (contract expiring). Gini’s character, sensational guy. Completely committed to the club until the last day, we will see, we will see what that will be.”

“Nothing to say in this moment because we have a game to play. But we will say goodbye on Sunday to Graham Carter, the kitman here for 35 years. The best I’ve ever had. A grandfather figure.”

On many of his players going to the Euros/Copa America:

“If one or two went out at the group stage I wouldn’t be too sad! But I wish them all the best.”

On the importance of fans being back at Anfield:

“I’ve loved this game since I could think but even in my village 300/400 showed up to watch the team. We all need support through life. Football is a game based on emotion. We were alone. Having 10,000 back is the best news I can imagine. 10,000 positive crazy people in the stadium, can’t wait.”