Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp hailed the Kop as “the most amazing sight in football” after seeing his side beaten 2-0 by Liverpool last night.Sammy Lee added this after a fabulous night in which Liverpool caught up to the clubs in the race for fourth place.
The Spurs manager believes the Reds were inspired by the red-hot atmosphere generated all around Anfield by a vociferous capacity crowd.
“You have to give credit where it’s due, Liverpool worked their socks off. They closed us down and pressed us,” Redknapp said.
"I have said before you never get an easy game here.
"You stand out there and hear the crowd sing - it's the most amazing sight in football, and it lifts the players.
Assistant manager Lee paid tribute to the show of support from the fans which he admits left the players and staff feeling emotional as they arrived at Anfield.
He said: "There is not enough praise for our supporters. To see them showing their support when we arrived was massive. We try to integrate our supporters into everything we do because they are part of what we are doing.
"It was really emotional for us to see them singing and supporting us as always. The players certainly appreciated it.
"Pepe Reina came up to me in the dressing room and he was very emotional. He said this wouldn't happen at any other football club and it meant a lot to everybody."
Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin says fans of his national team, Russia, need to take lessons from the passion of Liverpool supporters.
Arshavin, who scored four times on the Gunner’s visit to Anfield last season, picked out the Kop as the best fans in the world, saying, “Our fans need to learn from the English football supporters, and in particular from Liverpool fans.”
“First of all, I would have loved to play with Steven Gerrard and second I like the club and their fans. There’s something about Anfield that you can’t explain.
“I love it when you step out of the dressing-room and you see the Kop, the scarves, and [hear people] singing You’ll Never Walk Alone. Just that, that would do it for me.”
"But at home they have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don't realise what's going on out on the pitch. I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell 'football', never mind understand it.”
"I must try to rev up the fans," Alex Ferguson noted in his diary. "On our last European night, the atmosphere was so low that it did nothing to rouse the players from their already comatose state.
"It didn't seem as vibrant as the old days when we played Liverpool, who were then the dominant force in the game and found the atmosphere at Old Trafford so frightening that, more often than not, they couldn't handle it.
"The growing number of hospitality packages has attracted a different type of audience. A visiting party might come to Manchester for a nice weekend, sit and admire the ground and then wait to be entertained, just as if they were at the theatre or a musical. No passion, no commitment, just a lovely day out."
Even when the club and manager goes through testing times, Liverpool fans are still fervently supporting the team...perhaps even more than normal.
Great video from lfcredsDOTcom on Scouse Solidarity!
See also this video of Rafa and Sammy Lee giving the thumbs up as the Reds fan gee up the lads before that match against Spurs.