Asked about the club calling for a minute’s silence before the match, Klopp said: “Yes, I think it’s right.

“But I don’t think our people need any advice from me on showing respect.”

The German referred to his team’s fans uniting with Manchester United fans at Anfield last season in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the death of his son.

“There were many examples where our men showed the proper respect,” added Klopp.

“One of the moments that surprised me and I was really proud of that moment was last year when we played Man United around the very sad situation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s family and I look forward to that.

“It’s clear to me what we have to do. That’s all.”

Whistle of the national anthem

But why was Klopp asked if he hoped the Anfield faithful would honor the tributes requested by the club themselves?

In May, some Liverpool fans booed ‘Abide With Me’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ before last season’s FA Cup final at Wembley. They also booed Prince William when he appeared on the field.

The then British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned those who booed.

After that match, Klopp said the booing of England’s national anthem was “not something I liked”, but also said: “It’s always better to ask the question: ‘Why is this happening?’ They wouldn’t do it without a reason.”

Fan reaction to the FA Cup final made headlines in the UK. But it happened not the first time.

Fans had the same reaction to the national anthem at the Carabao Cup final in February – and at the FA Cup final in 2012. It’s a way for some of the club’s supporters to express their opposition to the establishment, and it’s a chance to do so in front of a global audience.

Speaking on BBC Radio Merseyside in May, John Gibbons of Liverpool fan podcast The Anfield Wrap said: “It’s something Liverpool fans feel strongly about. This is a city that wants to express itself about what we think this country should be and how we should live in it. a fairer society.”
Liverpool was a city that suffered particularly during the deindustrialisation of the UK economy in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981, dire economic conditions combined with tensions between the police and the Afro-Caribbean community led to nine days of rioting in the city.

After the riots, Margaret Thatcher’s government spoke of the “managed decline” of the city.

During this decade of Conservative rule, Liverpool residents began to see themselves as outsiders, separate from the rest of the country, and the state’s handling of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 reinforced this anti-establishment sentiment.
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The booing of the national anthem at football matches when the team played at Wembley – which was common given Liverpool’s dominance of English football at the time – became widespread and remains so today. The reaction to this in the English media is still shocking.

Britain is back in an era where millions of people in the UK are either suffering economic hardship or facing the prospect of what is being called a “cost of living” crisis this winter.

Social and economic inequality is something that continues to anger many left-wingers. It is noteworthy that the fans of “Liverpool” and “Everton” started “Fans’ Supporting Foodbanks” in 2015, an initiative aimed at fighting food poverty in Great Britain.

In the same interview in May, Gibbons said: “Maybe to come to Liverpool and talk to people, visit food banks and see how some people in this city are struggling.”

According to journalist Tony Evans, in the FA Cup final in 1965, Liverpool fans began chanting “God save our team” and by the 1970s “the whistle was getting louder and louder”.

“This is now an ingrained Wembley tradition,” he wrote earlier this year.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean fans will be booing a minute’s silence on Tuesday night in honor of Queen Elizabeth at Anfield.

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