Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has said that the fans are ‘immensely important’ in their race for the Premier League title.
Speaking to the club official club official website ahead of Saturday’s win Bournemouth, the 30-year-old said:
“They [the fans] are immensely important,
“It’s probably not just us they can have an impact on, it’s probably the opponents too,”
“I’ve played at grounds where it can feel intimidating and the noise is that loud and they’re getting behind the home team,”
The Merseyside Reds Premier League dreams have been dented after with two back-to-back draws against West Ham and Leicester City meaning Man City have reclaimed their spot at the top of the table.
Calling back to the 2013-14 title challenge, the 30-year-old midfielder has admitted to keeping tabs on Liverpool’s games and being taken aback by the season where his side has been on the verge to claim the title.
“The atmosphere at Anfield in that run-in was epic. You just wanted to play for that team, in that team at that ground. It would be great if we can get similar atmospheres and a similar vibe around Anfield, during the warm-ups… they do really act as a 12th man.”
Liverpool have one game behind and sit second in the Premier League table with only a goal difference between the defending champions Manchester City.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside Reds will face a tough test in Champions League as they face Bayern Munich and it could harm their chances to reach success in the domestic competition.
Premier League giants Liverpool could reportedly offer experienced midfielder James Milner as part of a deal to secure services of highly-rated winger Jack Clarke from Leeds United.
According to reports from Britain, the Merseyside Reds are ready to step up their interest and lure Leeds United forward at Anfield.
James Milner has been strongly rumoured with a move back to Elland Road should the Leeds secure promotion back to the English top-tier.
The Merseyside Reds could look to use Leeds’ interest in former Manchester City star to win the race to lure Clarke away from Elland Road, with a number of teams are interested in securing his services ahead of the next season.
The report suggested that James Milner is out of contract in 2020, however, could be offered a shock return to his former club where he has started his career.
Clarke has impressed in spells for Leeds this campaign and attracted interest from the hosts of top European teams, the 18-year-old the latest player to come through the team ranks.
The starlet hit the headlines on Saturday after being taken to hospital during the game against Boro.
Fortunately for all involved, 18-year-old has since been released and given the all the clear after feeling unwell during the away match.
Meanwhile, Liverpool eyeing move for another Championship star Lloyd Kelly who is currently playing for Bristol City and has impressed top English teams with his fine form this season.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly battle each other this summer to try and secure services of highly-rated Englishman Declan Rice.
The West Ham youngster has caught the eye of a number of top teams in the English top-tier and he looks destined to play football on a higher level.
The 20-year-old wonderkid has committed his long-term future to the West Ham United in December by signing a new five-and-a-half-year deal, however, they could be tested if an offer is good to refuse comes in.
According to the sources from Britain, the Spurs are planning to make a £35million raid for the versatile midfielder while the Merseyside Reds are also considering a bid for his signature.
Tottenham head-coach Mauricio Pochettino’s has not spent money in the last two transfer windows, but, could be forced to make signings this summer after the Stadium building will be finished.
The future of some of their stars is in doubt as Denmark international midfielder Christian Eriksen will have just one year left on his current deal this summer with both Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested to secure his services.
Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile, can leave club as little as £25million in the summer after Spurs triggered a release clause in his current deal earlier last month
Meanwhile, Liverpool and ARsneal may have to fight off interest from German giants Bayern Munich if either team is to sign France international midfielder Adrien Rabiot during the summer transfer window, according to Ian McGarry.
The Frenchman likely to leave the PSG on a free transfer after the season ends as he has turned down the Ligue 1 teams offer of a contract extension and he has been on the radar of hosts of European teams.