The former Arsenal manager knows Anfield very well, and he says the stadium is a very difficult place to play against Liverpool.
After 22 years managing Arsenal in the English Premier League, French coach Arsene Wenger believes one of the most difficult places to play at is Liverpool’s home: Anfield Stadium.
“In Europe, they do well. Why? Anfield,” Wenger explained according to Football 365.
“[For a] home game, this is the most heated stadium in Europe in a return game. It is the only place you don’t want to go.”
“The atmosphere – everything – is special there,” he added.
“It’s a special night, very special. Winning against Barcelona is obviously one of the most difficult things in the world of football.”
“Winning against Barcelona when you’re 3-0 down, makes it not easier,” he continued.
“We had to score four goals and was not allowed to concede pretty much.”
“We made it more difficult, so we didn’t really think about it to be 100 percent honest,” the manager concluded.
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