Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: 3 reasons why the Reds will win

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Never underestimate the power of the Kop

Liverpool at Anfield have been one of the most fearsome teams in European football during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure, if not THE most fearsome over the past two seasons. So they have suffered more than any other team due to losing fans, so getting 10,000 Kopites back on Sunday afternoon will be a massive boost.

These are the kinds of games the fans live for. They love cheering their heart and soul out for Liverpool, and those cheers become all the more important when there is something major on the line. And not only is a Champions League place for next season on the line with all the financial ramifications that become all the more real in 2021, but there’s is so much more at stake emotionally, too, given how tough this season has been on the club.

Liverpool are uplifted by their fans as much as any team on this planet, and I think you are going to see a different level of passion from this team when they hear the roar of the crowd at Anfield. Players like Georginio Wijnaldum who have become cult heroes at Anfield but haven’t played at their best this season could find new life in front of the Kop. And in Wijnaldum’s case, the fact that this could be his last match with the club makes the X-Factor provided by the fans all the more meaningful to him.