Liverpool paid tribute to Villarreal’s away fans after last night’s 2-0 Champions League win.
The 3,000 travelling fans were vocal in the build-up to the clash on Merseyside and throughout the 90 minutes, despite their side generating few goal-scoring chances of note. A deflected Jordan Henderson cross and a Sadio Mane strike were enough for the Reds to secure a first-leg victory.
The visiting fanbase were in fine voice long after the final whistle, with Anfield clearing out as Liverpool fans exited the stadium but Villarreal fans stayed behind in numbers to continue singing, chanting and praising their players.
Those who remaining the stadium were rewarded by Liverpool’s tannoy announcer’s choice of music after the full-time whistle.
The Mirror reports the Anfield PA system played The Beatles hit ‘Yellow Submarine’, which is the nickname adopted by Villarreal – due to their club playing in yellow. It was a recognition of the visiting fans’ enthusiasm and behaviour throughout the contest, to which they had brought no shortage of noise and colour.