Proud Farke and Delia hail unreal City support
PUBLISHED: 17:54 11 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:15 12 August 2019
Daniel Farke admitted the backing from Norwich City's away fans in defeat at Liverpool underlined why he loves the club - a sentiment echoed by majority shareholder Delia Smith.
Farke was raucously cheered from the field at Anfield on Friday by the travelling support who had made the long trek from Norfolk to see a 4-1 Premier League defeat.
The City chief remains confident his squad can give them plenty to cheer about back in the big time.
"I was never prouder," he said. "Last season it was easy to follow us because we played fantastic football, scored a lot of goals and we won the title with so many points. But to be 4-0 down at half-time and still they could see the lads were investing everything and giving their life to be there.
"We can only be successful in this league if we stick together.
"I was never prouder of our fans than in this game. This is why I am so much in love with this group of players, these fans, and also this club because we have a special unity. My feeling is although we lost we showed why we are special.
"I am so pleased we could send them home with at least one half to cheer about. We would have liked it to be all the game. A big compliment to the yellow wall."
Farke's eulogy was endorsed by the club's majority shareholder Delia Smith.
"We were so proud of the team and the fans," she said. "To back the players like they did after a very difficult start to the game was just so special to see. We really can't thank them enough, and that goes for myself and the whole board.
"It really shows what this club is all about and the togetherness we have.
"We will need that in this league and I know with that support Daniel and the players can be inspired."
Jurgen Klopp added his praise for the job Farke is doing at Carrow Road when he spoke to the media after the game.
"He was pretty complimentary and it is nice to have those words from a world class coach," said Farke. "We showed what we are capable of so it is important we go on with this bravery and try not to be so naïve.
"We are disappointed not to earn points but so happy with the character in the second half.
"After a loss everything is bad and you are in a horrible mood.
"I don't want my players to be dancing in the dressing room when we lose. We have to be disappointed for one or two days."