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Despite Defeat, Villarreal's Fans Brought Plenty To Anfield Clash

Despite Defeat, Villarreal's Fans Brought Plenty To Anfield Clash
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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Villarreal came away empty handed from Anfield on Wednesday night, but their fans contributed a lot to a brilliant atmosphere in Liverpool during the day of the match.

The team nicknamed the Yellow Submarine came to the home of the Beatles and, predictably, made the most of the link between their club and the song by Liverpool's most famous musical export.

Villarreal's fans also contributed a lot to a great atmosphere inside Anfield on Wednesday night, on a night when their performance on the pitch disappointed.

Villarreal fans turned Liverpool yellow on Wednesday

Villarreal pulled off a miracle in getting to the last four of this season's Champions League. Their manager Unai Emery has worked wonders in the past few seasons with the club, winning last season's Europa League and bringing the club past Juventus and Bayern Munich on their way to this season's Champions League semi-finals.

The last four saw the team's fans make the journey to Liverpool to face one of the best teams in world football. Liverpool is, of course, the home city of The Beatles, the writers of the iconic song 'Yellow Submarine', from which Villarreal's nickname comes.

Naturally, their fans made the most of their surroundings, visiting various landmarks related to the 'Fab Four'. They sang 'Yellow Submarine' at the Beatles statue by the Liverpool docks, before draping a Villarreal scarf around a statue of John Lennon in the city centre.

The scenes of the Villarreal fans taking over the city of Liverpool in the afternoon was the sign of a proper European away day.


The sea of yellow which took over the city centre was extraordinary, and showed the support for a club of minnows punching above their weight.

It was repeated ad nauseum throughout the night by pundits from all arenas, but the support for Villarreal was truly exceptional when the size of the town in Spain is taken into account.

You could fit the entire population of the town inside Dublin's Aviva Stadium, and around 6% of that population made their way to Liverpool on Wednesday.

Inside the stadium, their fans made the most of what ended up being a forgettable night on the pitch for the team. Nonetheless, Villarreal's support endeared them to many on Wednesday in Liverpool.

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Jurgen Klopp laughing


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