What the Liverpool players did before the game to try build an atmosphere

Liverpool look to replicate miracles that they tend to pull off on a European night at Anfield, this time they will have to do it to an empty stadium whilst millions watch on.
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Liverpool's players reportedly requested that the pre-match music would be turned up in order to create an atmosphere, according to reports. 

A European night at Anfield often gave goosebumps to fans and sent shivers down the spines of the opposition.

The world of football has often saw the raw passion from the Liverpool faithful spur their beloved players on in the most surreal of circumstances.

In 2019, at 3-0 defeat in the first leg against Barcelona almost had Los Cules name printed on the pre-final bunting. But with the Kop and all four corners of the stadium rocking, a double from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum turned the tie on it's head.

Liverpool four Barcelona nil.  

Steven Gerrard, Kop End, Olympiakos in the final game of group stage, Neil Mellor cushioned his header into the patch of the Reds skipper, the Liverpudlian ran onto to strike on the half volley finding the far corner of the net before wheeling off in front of a chaotic Kop. 

The list goes on and on, the decades go on and on but Liverpool and European night go hand in hand.

However, this season's Champions League has had a different tone to it compared to recent years.


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The Coronavirus Pandemic has saw fans plucked out of stadiums and forced to cheer on their team from the sofa.

Now, Liverpool find themselves 3-1 down in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Typically, with a sea of red behind them, the tide would be in their favour. 

But Jurgen Klopp's side, who have struggled all season to drum up the courage to fire on all cylinders without the fans bellowing call spurring them on, welcome Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid to an empty Anfield. 

According to BT Sport, the Liverpool players requested that the music would be turned up in order to create an atmosphere ahead of kick-off.