Jamie Carragher Calls for Liverpool Fans to Recreate Olympiakos Atmosphere
Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise claims that Liverpool need to bring back the atmosphere that Anfield fans provided in the match against Olympiakos in order to get them past Napoli in the upcoming group match. Liverpool have a very tough group game and the Reds need to win this match in order to progress into the last 16. After the 2-1 defeat against PSG in the recent group match, Liverpool have been pushed to the third spot. Over the years, Liverpool have produced some incredible results at home in the Champions League. John Arne Riise was part of the team that famously overcame Olympiakos in 2004 and it went on to lift the title under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool require a two-goal victory in order to secure qualification and this occurs 14 years after Liverpool were able to come up with a remarkable comeback against Olympiakos. Jamie Carragher was also part of the squad that achieved the incredible comeback and he has said that it is not on the players alone. He says that supporters also have a crucial role to play in such impressive results. Liverpool ended up meeting Olympiakos 3-1 in this fixture and they went on to beat AC Milan on penalties and lifted the fifth major European Cup.
““An Anfield decider in the final Champions League group game, with Liverpool needing a two-goal win to guarantee qualification. It sounds familiar.“ For Napoli, 2018, think Olympiakos, 2004.There are always historic reference points when Liverpool prepare for pivotal European fixtures at Anfield – they inspire players and supporters because they can feed off positive memories. Liverpool are fortunate to be able to dip into their archives and “show the current generation“ they have been there and done it,” said Carragher in response to Liverpool’s requirement for a big win over Napoli.