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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp breaks Anfield tradition - and rewarded with 4 goals!

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has changed the colour of the Anfield goal nets.

The white-coloured nets - not the red ones fans have become accustomed to over the past four years - featured in victory over Leicester City.

The club have explained the change was made on the request of Jurgen Klopp and his backroom team, who believed the red netting was being drowned out by fans clad in the same colour.

An official Liverpool statement explained: “Following the workout, Jürgen Klopp and his backroom team asked ground staff to change them from red to white in order to make them more visible in the players' peripheral vision - hopefully leading to more goals being scored by the home side.

“With the majority of fans behind both goals wearing red, it was felt the previous coloured netting wasn't as striking to the eye as white while in the thick of the action on the pitch."

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