Jurgen Klopp allows players to touch ‘This is Anfield’ sign for the first time after his appointment.
‘This is Anfield’ is a prestigious sight in Anfield. Whenever fans go for a stadium tour or even opponent players arrive at the red part of Merseyside, they click a picture because of the familiar sign.
Since taking over the club in October 2015, Jurgen Klopp has warned his players not to touch the ‘This is Anfield’ sign. Since the former Borussia Dortmund coach respects the motto more than anything, he warned his player not to touch it until they win something.
“I’ve told my players not to touch the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign until they win something.”It’s a sign of respect. I touched it when I was manager of Borussia Dortmund, but we lost 4-0.
“I will start touching it when Liverpool have won something. This is a really big club and the history is a mountain,” he added.
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 9, 2019
Liverpool’s seven-year trophy drought was put to bed following the Champions League victory in May final week. The Reds, who blistered Barcelona in the second leg of the Semifinals, overcame Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wanda Metropolitano to claim their sixth Champions League in the history of the club.
In fact, numerous players touched the sign before heading to the kick-off on Friday night.
— The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) August 9, 2019
Klopp and the players can finally touch the This is Anfield sign… ✋
— (@FriskyFirmino) August 9, 2019
The Reds were rampant in front of the goal against the newly promoted Norwich City. The scoreline read 4-1, thanks to an early own goal from Grant Hanley, followed by strikes from Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Divock Origi to wrap the game within half-time whistle.