The pressure is on as the Anfield crowd awaits the first team to arrive at the ground on Saturday.
The Premier League champions are coming to Anfield on a long-awaited trip and their first game in the new stadium will be their first of the season.
And there’s no sign that the fans are feeling that pressure.
But the atmosphere is palpable.
The players are in the squad and in the right place, as are their supporters.
This is a club that is known for its football, a club who can’t be denied that, but it’s a club whose supporters are now a bit of an enigma.
That was the view of one Liverpool supporter who wished to remain anonymous.
It was an awkward moment at Anfield on Saturday when Liverpool were struggling to get a grip on the game.
“I think it’s amazing,” he said.
I think it would be a good first impression.” “
We’ve played so well for such a long time and this is our first game.
I think it would be a good first impression.”
The atmosphere was certainly not lost on Liverpool supporters.
Many of them took to Twitter to share their excitement.
“You can’t beat them with a ball at home,” said one.
“They have one of the most passionate fan bases in the world,” said another.
“If they win, they will become legends,” said a third.
It’s a sentiment shared by many others.
A lot of Liverpool fans will be hoping to get that first goal of the new season.
But how do they do that without a break?
They can’t just take a breather to catch their breath after the game, or just take in the atmosphere and the excitement.
So they are doing something special.
The Reds are taking advantage of a lull in the pressure to get in a quick break before the new game.
So with no end to the Premier League season in sight, the Reds are heading back to their hotel in the heart of the city to enjoy a few beers and catch up with their friends.
“The team is here for the first game of the league season,” said manager Brendan Rodgers.
“There is no pressure.
No need for us to rush back to our hotel.
We are all focused on the big match.”
Liverpool have scored five goals in the opening five games, which is their best record in the Premier Leagues history, and that is only the second time in the club’s history they have been without a win.
There is no question that the Reds will need a good start to the season if they are to keep their place in the top four.
But there is also no doubt that there is a bit more pressure on the club right now.
And with so many games to go before the first of this season’s top four fixtures, there is no way the Reds can afford to let that pressure get the best of them.
“Our fans are so supportive,” said Rodgers.
The Liverpool manager is using the occasion to celebrate.
He has said he wants to keep them at the club for the long term.
He is confident in their squad and believes that the squad is one of his strongest assets.
So he is giving them a little time to breathe, and hopefully, that will help them win games.
But he is also aware of the growing popularity of the Anfield stadium.
“People have been waiting for us for so long and we want to make sure that we are delivering,” he added.
“In the past, it has been a little difficult for the stadium, but now we have got a great support and we have been able to put the stadium in the best shape it can be.”
And he knows that the stadium will also be a big part of that success.
“As we come in, we have to go out there and be in the middle of the crowd, because it’s such a big club,” said the manager.
“And when you go out and you see the crowd you can feel the pressure.”
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool handle this break in the competition.
It is a big game, but with a small amount of time between matches, it will be hard to judge whether Liverpool have the legs to beat any of their opponents.
And while it is good to be able to see some of the support, it is important to remember that it is only a short time before the season is over.
So the fans can’t wait to get home and get back to watching their favourite team again.
“No, we’re not going to wait for the next game,” said Liverpool.
“What we want is to get back in the mood, be ready and go out on the pitch and give everything we’ve got.”
So how do the Reds deal with the pressure?
There are a few different ways in which the players and the supporters can cope.
For one, they can be more proactive.
They can give the fans a lift, as they did in the previous game against Sunderland. “All of