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Anfield's Atmosphere & How It Impacts Visiting Sides

Anfield's Atmosphere & How It Impacts Visiting Sides

There are few more formidable away days in football than a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool. The stadium in Merseyside has often been a hard place to visit, but that has especially been the case under Jurgen Klopp.

Home form has been integral to success both at home and abroad in recent seasons, and that continues to be a factor in the 2021-22 season. The dominance that the Reds have enjoyed has ensured that they remain among the favourites with the leading bookmakers, and you can learn more about one of the leaders in this 888 Casino review.

Liverpool's Dominant Home Record

Liverpool's extremely dominant home record was brought to an end by Burney in January 2021, which saw them beaten for the first time at Anfield in an incredible 68 games. Of course, external factors could be blamed for the defeat, with home fans absent and the club suffering with a number of injuries to first team stars. However, it's still hard to forget the success that the Reds achieved throughout that run.

Liverpool didn't lose a home game for nearly four years, and during that time, they were able to reach the Champions League final and also win a first top-flight title for 30 years. There were no shortage of examples of the importance of Anfield throughout that run, but the 4-0 win over Barcelona in May 2019 was particularly the most miraculous. The magic of Anfield was alive and well that evening, as the Reds entertained the Catalonian giants having lost the first leg at the Nou Camp 3-0.

However, in front of a vocal and passionate Anfield crowd, Barcelona crumbled under the pressure. Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners, with Divock Origi being the unlikely hero; scoring twice. History was made that evening, as it was only the fourth time that a side had come back from a three-goal deficit to reach the next round, and Anfield was the decisive factor.

Importance This Season

Following the end of Liverpool's unbeaten home record last season, the club have started to put together another dominant run to ensure that Anfield is one of the most intense locations to come and play. That has been evident throughout the 2021-22 season to this point, in both the Premier League and Champions League.

In the league, the Reds have won eleven of the 14 games that they have played at Anfield this term, and have scored an incredible 37 goals. They have conceded just seven times, with five of those goals coming in their first five home games this term. Since the turn of the year, home form has been integral to their charge towards the title, as Liverpool have won all five home games that they have played, and have conceded just once.

Their form at Anfield will also be integral when it comes to Champions League success this season. The Reds have already shown throughout the competition that they can beat some of Europe's best at their home stadium, with AC Milan, Porto and Atletico Madrid all suffering defeats at Anfield in the first of the campaign. Maintaining that dominance at Anfield could be the difference between winning all four trophies this term, or just ending up with the League Cup.

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