Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he cannot wait to have the “raw emotion” of having fans back in Anfield in the not-so-distant future.
Wolves visit on Sunday, and it will be the first time since March that the Reds have been able to welcome fans into the stadium.
With Liverpool in Tier 2 of restrictions imposed in England, 1,500 lucky fans will be able to watch the game from the Kop, with a further 500 situated in the main stand.
Despite TAA’s excitement, the fixture may come a little too soon for him to experience it himself, with the defender currently recovering from a calf injury which has seen him miss the Reds’ last four matches.
Despite having home advantage over Wolves, the odds on a Liverpool win are quite generous according to the mobile app from Ladbrokes, due to the away side’s equally impressive form, which makes it a game to keep your eye on.
Having played without fans since June, TAA is under no illusions as to just how significant those 2,000 fans will be this weekend in getting a positive result.
“It’s difficult because you don’t realise how much fans influence game-plans, like with momentum and the sounds you can hear. I miss the fans so much,” he said at the launch of Can’t Wait to See You, an animated short film in association with Red Bull.
“It feels empty without them.
“Even though you know they’re watching at home and they’re all over the world tuning in, it’s not the same without them.
“Football’s not the same. Obviously times are hard and stuff like that but it’s the world we live in right now.
“Just them being there, it’s like a spiritual belief, raw emotion. For me it is massive to have them back.”