Rio Ferdinand makes honest admission about Liverpool FC fans at Anfield

Rio Ferdinand opens up about Liverpool FC's vocal home supporters at Anfield

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has admitted that playing against Liverpool FC at Anfield was probably the most intimidating atmosphere he ever faced in England as a Manchester United player.

The Reds fans are known for their brilliant support of their team on Merseyside and they were at their vocal best on Wednesday night during the Reds’ Champions League win over Manchester City.

The Merseyside outfit’s supporters were in full voice as they helped to inspire their team to a 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Wednesday night.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand came up against Liverpool FC many times during his decorated career.

And the ex-England international has conceded that playing at Anfield was always one of the most intimidating away grounds in the country.

Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “It can be [the most intimidating atmosphere in England].

“Based as a Manchester United player, coming here was the loudest [and had the] the most angry fans against us. It was all about the first 10-15 minutes. We knew we had to weather that storm.”

Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their crunch Merseyside derby showdown against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds are in third place in the Premier League table as they look to try and secure Champions League qualification for next season, for the second campaign running.

Liverpool FC will travel to Manchester City for the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday night.

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