Sammy Lee has thanked the clubs supporters for their support over a difficult period for the club.
The Liverpool team were met by a guard of honour as they arrived at Anfield prior to the Spurs game as Liverpool supporters headed to the ground early to show, unlike newspapers and satellite TV would have you believe, that Rafa still has the overwhelming support amongst Liverpool fans.
In our on-going forum approval rating, Benitez remains with a rating of above 80% – and it appears that is even higher amongst the Anfield faithful.
Sammy Lee responded to the fans’ pre-match welcome.
“Every three points is crucial but considering what has been happening this week in the build up to the game this was massive.
“Everyone realised that – the staff, the players and all the supporters and everyone involved in the football club.
“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.”
Sammy went on to discuss the impact it had on the players.
“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.
“We had a difficult game away to Stoke last weekend and the support for us was phenomenal. They saw the effort the lads put in and it was the same against Tottenham.
“Everybody played their part in this victory.”
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