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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: New stand gives us chance to fight

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes Anfield's new Main Stand can make a big difference on match day.

Klopp has called for the extra 8,500 fans in the new stand to help boost the atmosphere and his team.

The German took his squad to train in front of the impressive structure on Thursday night to allow themselves to familiarise themselves with the new surroundings ahead of the clash with Leicester City.

He expects fans and players alike to be inspired by the new-look Anfield.

"If anyone comes in here and thinks that this stadium doesn't give us a chance to fight then they are dead - no emotions or whatever. They can't feel this place," the manager said.

"The new players couldn't really compare (to the old stand). For them it's big, massive, impressive and 'Okay, that's how it is', but the other players walked out and they were stunned.

"You were here against Chelsea (in May) and it just seems not possible that it could be like this now.

"I couldn't think how it would work. It was a big shock to see it - a good one - and it's much better than I could've imagined."

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