Joao Moutinho has claimed that Liverpool’s atmosphere at Anfield is the best he’s ever played in.
Moutinho travels to the stadium with Wolves on Saturday to take on a dishevelled Liverpool side. And previewing the game for wolves.co.uk, he made a point of mentioning the famous old ground.
Anfield is one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever played in – maybe even the best one and the second is our own stadium. It’s true. I told this in the first year, second, third and fourth, because the fans of Liverpool love the game, like fans of other clubs too, but Anfield is special,” he said.
“They support the team from the first minute to the final whistle and it doesn’t matter the result and we’re going to have a tough game.
We already know that they have a very good team, a very good manager, and they try to win the game. But we are training every single day to improve, to do our best and go to the games to try our opportunities and score and win the games. And that’s what we’ll try to do at Liverpool.”
Liverpool looking to Anfield to lift them
Moutinho has had a storied career, playing at big grounds across Europe. Now thirty-five and with 146 caps for Portugal, he’s seen everything there is to see in European football.
For him to single out Anfield in such glowing terms really speaks for itself.
Opposition fans don’t tend to feel the same way. But the amount of people within the game who talk so reverently about Liverpool’s home ground is really something.
When the going gets tough, Liverpool fans tend to stand up for their team. And The Reds will need every single one of those fans out in force on Saturday.
Liverpool have had a bit of a bruising start to the season. All of their issues came to a head last night as they were humiliated during a famous win for Napoli.
Thankfully, they’re back home this weekend. Just as they did against Bournemouth after a dismal defeat to Manchester United last month, they need to answer their critics once again.
Wolves are never an easy game, although Liverpool do have a fantastic record against them. They’ll need to be so much better for that to continue on Saturday. Anything other than three points and things will start to reach boiling point.