In his programme notes, Jurgen Klopp says it is Liverpool’s task to match the fans’ commitment with their performances on the field.
Liverpool host Southampton at Anfield on Sunday and in his first Premier League matchday programme notes Klopp hailed the impact of the fans in his first home game against Rubin Kazan on Thursday.
“I am writing these notes soon after our Europa League game against FC Rubin Kazan and the emotions of the evening are still high in my thoughts,” Klopp told This is Anfield.
“First of all I would like to thank everyone for the incredibly generous welcome – it was something very special and something I will never forget.
“More importantly though was the backing you gave the team from the first minute to the final whistle. You stayed with them throughout and it gives me great encouragement for what we have to come in our future: staying together is absolutely vital for what we are looking to achieve.
“If you can produce the same level of performance for us [against Southampton] as you did on Thursday evening at Anfield, then we can ask no more from you. It is then our task to match your commitment with our delivery on the pitch.”