Liverpool and Manchester United top but Tottenham and Arsenal struggle as fans vote for best atmosphere in the Premier League

The Premier League is back and for the first time in almost a year-and-a-half, there will be capacity crowds at stadiums across the country.

Football just isn’t the same without fans and we at talkSPORT just cannot wait to hear the roar of supporters from every corner of grounds.

Fans returned to stadiums for the final two rounds of Premier League fixtures last season
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The effect of a good atmosphere in arenas cannot be understated, but which Premier League grounds generate the best atmosphere?

Our friends over at Betfair commissioned a survey from YouGov of Premier League football fans’ thoughts on a range of topics.

They have compiled results from 1,003 supporters so the results should be an accurate representation of the views.

Liverpool supporters, unsurprisingly, have been named as the fans who create the best atmosphere.

Football fans will return in their droves for the opening weekend of the Premier League season
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Old Trafford became a fortress when Sir Alex was in charge to rally the players and the fans

The club’s historic Anfield stadium is famous for it’s deafening atmosphere – particular on big European nights – and the lack of them is perhaps one reason for their poor home form last season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men incredibly lost six matches at Anfield on the bounce in the Premier League last term, something which they had never done before in their history and there’s no doubting empty stands played a part in that.

Manchester United fans are second on the list, and that’s fairly understandable as they boast the biggest capacity ground in the division in Old Trafford, which can hold 76,000, of their finest supporters.

Which fans create the best atmosphere?

1. Liverpool

2. Manchester United

3. Newcastle

4. Leeds

5. Crystal Palace

6. Chelsea

7. Aston Villa

8. West Ham

9. Everton

10. Man City

11. Tottenham

12. Arsenal

13. Leicester

14. Wolves

15. Norwich

16. Brighton

17. Brentford

18. Southampton

19. Burnley

20. Watford

The Theatre of Dreams was an absolute fortress under Sir Alex Ferguson and one of the most difficult places to go to as an opponent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping fans play a huge part in restoring it to to one of the division’s most hostile grounds this term.

Newcastle and Leeds fans take up the third and fourth positions on the list.

Both clubs are huge in stature and have massively passionate supporters, as Magpies owner Mike Ashley knows all too well.

Vicarage Road will need to be loud this season
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The atmosphere Chelsea fans create is enough for sixth on the list, while Tottenham and Arsenal supporters are in mid-table.

At the bottom of the pile, Watford supporters take the crown as the fans who generate the least amount of atmosphere.

Vicarage Road will need to be bustling this season if the Hornets stand any chance of retaining their Premier Legaue status.

Joining them in the bottom three are Burnley fans (19th) and Southampton supporters (18th).

Both clubs are at risk of relegation too due to their lack of action in the transfer market, so their fans will have to play their part a tad more this term.