Praise for Reds fans after Spurs win

Liverpool fans ensured their team had a boost ahead of kick-off last night by meeting the team buses down Anfield Road with their flags and voices in full flow.

As the Reds coach neared the Shankly Gates around 300 supporters had gathered, along with dozens of the finest flags celebrating the club’s history. The chanting supporters were appluaded by Rafa Benitez and Sammy Lee as they were clearly taken by surprise at the support.

The atmosphere continued inside the ground where The Kop served up one of the best atmosphere’s of the season, with Dirk Kuyt’s early goal setting the tone for a solid performance on and off the pitch.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said of the Reds support after the game “You come here to Anfield, you stand there and listen to that crowd, and it’s the greatest sight in football.”

The flags on Anfield Road idea was Paul Gardner of the Spirit of Shankly supporters union, he told Click Liverpool “Tonight was a show of support for the team and the manager. It just showed that we can get behind them.

“We’re still behind the team 100% and we came down here tonight to show that we’re behind the lads. We keep being told that our fans are the 12th man and tonight we’re going to prove it.

“Hopefully it gave them that little boost and made them come off that coach feeling ten feet tall and hoping they went onto the pitch, firing on all cyliners to try and make a difference.”

It certainly appeared to with a much improved performance from several players on the pitch.

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