Jurgen Klopp's 'goosebumps' as fans return to watch Liverpool - in pictures
Reds boss called it a perfect night
The 2,000 Liverpool fans who won the ballot to be the first to return to Anfield were treated to a four-star display on what manager Jurgen Klopp felt was a "perfect night".
A 4-0 win over Wolves seemed an appropriate way to welcome back supporters who had been absent since March and were seeing the new Premier League champions live for the first time.
Strikes from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and a Nelson Semedo own goal, wrapped up a comfortable victory on a night of celebration for players, staff and fans alike.
It might not have been the anticipated heroes' homecoming after the team ended the 30-year wait for the title over the summer, but Klopp was more than happy with the outcome.
Fans chanted "bring on the champions" minutes before kick-off and raised their scarves for a chorus of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
"It was very emotional. After 10 months without that it is a wonderful, wonderful sign," he said.
"During the game was emotional, it was so nice to hear You'll Never Walk Alone again. The game, the atmosphere, it was so nice. I had goosebumps.
"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.
"It's nice that we could give them back a little bit. Look, playing without fans is difficult but watching football knowing you usually would be there is difficult as well, so we are absolutely in the same boat.
"It was really nice to have that common experience. Getting out of the dressing room for the warm-up, that was a proper goosebump moment.
"It was really emotional, during the game it was emotional, it was outstanding."
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was emotional for other reasons after witnessing a poor display from his players.
"We didn't perform well, Liverpool performed better than us. That is a reflection of the performance on the pitch," he said.
"It was not a good performance. We were organised but not as organised in the second half, a poor second half."
Published: December 7, 2020 09:47 AM