Have you ever seen fans hooting a player who has once been extra lethal for them? Yes… quite often? It’s true this is a growing trend where fans don’t easily digest that any player who used to be a headache for them plays against them again especially if he has now become the world reckoned player. We are talking about Real Madrid’s star performer Cristiano Ronaldo and one of his former clubs Manchester United who is going to test his firing legs in the Champions League. Portuguese, undoubtedly, is in brilliant form these days and looks like breaking every record of the game and fans’ expected reaction could just be the regression about facing him again. Notably, Liverpool is playing in European league after a long time and their next game with Spanish giant has already created a buzz in the media that is why reports about fans’ possible hoot to Ronaldo are continuously running across media channels. To streamline the atmosphere and provide a quality ambience Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has asked the Reds to control their fans in the Wednesday’s CL’s Group B showdown at Anfield.
Notably, Ronaldo has played for more than six years for the league side Manchester United who is considered the biggest hurdle for the Brendan Rodgers to win English topflight, but there is a psychological relief for the league giants too, since, as per record book, Ronaldo has not scored on this pouch in five previous appearances so Liverpool fans can relax a bit if they rely on historic data. Anyways, talking about if current Ballon d’Or holder would fail again on the pitch, Ancelotti said, “No, ha, ha, he won’t be more motivated because it’s Liverpool. Cristiano is always super-motivated. But if the atmosphere is hostile it motivates him more.
“I followed Liverpool from 1984 when I faced them with Roma in the European Cup final and we lost on penalties. It’s always been a club that make me emotional. You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is incredible. No one sings it the way Liverpool fans do. “
Recalling the Istanbul game back in 2005, when he was with AC Milan, he added, “I remember how they sang it at the end of the first half in Istanbul. Incredible. One of the memories which had the biggest impact in my career. When we play I will go out early at Anfield because I want to hear fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ It gives me so much emotion. I go on the internet and I listen to it and I make friends watch it. It’s really unique. Really.”