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Watch: Klopp urges Liverpool fans to 'create special atmosphere' for FA Cup clash with West Brom

German manager is looking for a response from his team following the defeat to Swansea City last time out.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on the club's supporters to "create a special atmosphere" when West Bromwich Albion visit Anfield in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by West Brom in the Premier League last month, so Klopp is aware of the challenge Alan Pardew's side could pose.

After that result, Liverpool embarked on a stunning run of form, winning six matches and drawing once - away at Arsenal. That streak included an FA Cup third round win over city rivals Everton and a 4-3 victory against Manchester City to end the league leaders' unbeaten start to the season.


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However, a disappointing defeat at bottom of the league Swansea City last time out halted Liverpool in their tracks, and Klopp is determined to get his team back to winning ways on Saturday night.

"It's very important that we create a special atmosphere. We played against West Brom a few weeks ago, and they have developed since," the German said.

"We played not too well that night, but they played well. We have a lot of respect. We've mainly had good games in recent weeks, now we think about the last game, which was not too good.

"So two reasons to step up and do things differently - for this we need a special atmosphere.

"It's a Cup game and it's a very important competition for us, and we really want to go through to the next round. For this, we need to perform.

"West Bromwich Albion, since Alan (Pardew) went in, at the beginning they struggled a little bit, or still, if you want, but meanwhile you can really see a big improvement and so that makes the job not easier for us."

Updated: January 27, 2018 02:29 PM



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