Has Joey Barton identified a problem with Liverpool fans?

first_img 1 Liverpool worked their socks off to beat PSG at Anfield Joey Barton has hailed Liverpool fans for inspiring their team with their fantastic support in the Champions League, but claimed they fail to provide the same backing in Premier League games.It was another memorable European night at Anfield on Tuesday as the Reds beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2, continuing their perfect start to the season.The Anfield faithful were in fine voice throughout the clash, but Barton says Anfield is a different place for league games.However, he believes that could change this season if Jurgen Klopp’s side maintain their amazing form.center_img “The problem for Liverpool is the fans don’t get up for the league games in the same way as they do in the Champions League,” the Fleetwood Town manager said on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Anfield has always had those special nights in Europe. The atmosphere with the flags and the flairs is amazing.“That’s why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League.“They haven’t won a league title for 28 years now, and the reason why I think they got to the Champions League final last season was a lot down to the energy the fans gave the players.“But, maybe it will be different this season.”Listen back to Joey Barton on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast abovelast_img


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