Steven Gerrard has called on the Liverpool supporters to recapture the spirit of 2005, when the Reds make their long awaited return to the Champions League tomorrow night, reports the Express.
Gerrard says the fans were instrumental in the Reds previous success in the competition, and hopes Anfield will prove to live up to it’s reputation on European nights once again this season.
“There’s no doubt about it, we wouldn’t have got over the line in 2005 and lifted the trophy without the backing we got from the supporters,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“My message to the supporters is that we need that kind of support going into the Champions League this year.
“The support we got at half-time in Istanbul is the reason why Liverpool fans are the best in the world.
“At 3-0 down, the game was almost over but they found their voices. They sang You’ll Never Walk Alone and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.
“It was incredible. I’m proud to have them as my supporters.
“For our new signings, I’m sure they will know before kick-off on Tuesday that a European night at Anfield is a bit different because the support will be phenomenal.
“They have got to enjoy it. It’s what football is all about and where every player wants to be.”