Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo is exceptionally excited to play at Anfield in this season’s Champions League, as reported by the Daily Express.
They were told this by Liverpool hero Ian Rush, who has said that the player cannot wait to test himself at the famous stadium again.
Furthermore, former Spurs star Gareth Bale is also excited about the possibility of returning to England and taking part in a game at the home of Liverpool.
It will be the first time Bale has faced a Premier League side since his big money move to Madrid in 2013.
The Reds have been drawn in a group with the winners of last season’s Champions League, and will have to perform well if they hope to overcome them.
Rush said: “Even the away teams look forward to playing at Anfield.
“You’ve got Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, they are looking forward to it. That’s why it is so special.”
Ronaldo himself has spoken about his excitement, with his Man Utd connections also discussed in the process.
He said: “If I was going back to Old Trafford, the reception from the fans would be amazing for me.
“Going to Liverpool will be very different – wow!
“Of course I know that it’s a very difficult place to go, although I won there a few times with United. They came very close last year to winning the Premier League so we know it’s going to be a very tough game at Anfield.
“For me, knowing it’s going to be the first time, I’m looking forward to it. I know Anfield. But we are Real Madrid.”
The Champions League kicked off last night, with both Arsenal and Liverpool involved.
Ronaldo has been frequently linked with a move back to Man Utd in recent weeks, with a fee of £60 million mooted for the transfer.