He admits there will inevitably be some sense of anti-climax because there will be no fans in the stands but says that is mitigated by the end of the threat of a null-and-void season, which appeared possible at one stage.
“Klopp has said we will do a parade when it’s safe,” he said.”He’s encouraged people to be patient and wait. It’s delayed gratification.”
Liverpool fan Joe Blott is old enough, at 59, to remember the club’s domination of English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s.
Blott, who is chairman of the Spirit of Shankly supporters group, is adamant that Liverpool’s title triumph will not disappoint despite the unusual circumstances.
“We have waited 30 years,” he said. “We will celebrate in a massive way. We can’t do it during the lockdown but it will happen.
“We saw the outpouring of emotion and joy when Liverpool won the Champions League.”
Blott does not know exactly when Liverpool will be confirmed champions but said he was convinced “when we celebrate the victory properly it will be real and nobody will say it is a tainted title or has an asterisk by it“.
Gibbons and Blott both point to Liverpool’s German manager Klopp as the key to the revival.
“I think Klopp has given the players real belief that they can and will achieve where there were doubts before,” said Gibbons.
“Klopp is a perfect fit for Liverpool. He understands the people who live here and what the supporters want. We idolise managers here. You look at (Bill) Shankly and Dalglish and he’s the next one.
“We couldn’t be any more optimistic that the good times are here to stay.”