The Reds will not initially be part of the investigation as they continue their own season-long look at the use of rail seats to allow standing at key moments, but the prospect is there for some sections of the ground to be standing in future.
Speaking ahead of the Brentford match, Klopp was questioned on his view of the developments – a particularly relevant opinion given the time he spent in front of one of the most famous stands in world football, Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall.
Our boss was adamant that the time was right for talks and sensible approaches as to whether it can be brought back in England now, pointing out the improvements in both infrastructure and social understanding of responsibilities.
“In Germany there were a few discussions in the past, people thought we might have to change a little bit, we cannot have 27,000 fans in one stand, things like this,” he said.
“But the reasons why the Premier League changed it were good reasons. Things had to be reconsidered so now after quite a long time it’s a good moment to start to think about how can we get back to where we were.
“Football is about atmosphere. We know that and not just since this season. The more people in the stadium, the better the atmosphere is; the more people in the right position, the better the atmosphere is.
“I’m pretty sure on The Kop people stand most of the time anyway! But it’s just good we talk about it, we might reintroduce it again, test it again and I’m pretty sure the people are now responsible enough to do it the right way. Especially now the stadiums are completely different to the time when really sad things happened. The construction is different, all this kind of thing.
“I like the idea, but I’m really excited how much better could the atmosphere be at Anfield if we had safe standing. I’d be really surprised if it could be even better but I’m open for that so let’s see!”
The Official Football Merchandise Store
Manchester City Shop
Tottenham Hotspur Shop
Manchester United Shop
Leicester City Shop
Newcastle United Shop
West Ham United Shop
Real Madrid Shop
liverpool gifts, liverpool shop, liverpool store, liverpool superstore, liverpool merch, liverpool merchandise, liverpool souvenirs