Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says he will walk out onto the Anfield turf early to listen to Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone, ahead of their Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.
The Italian was the man in charge of AC Milan when they faced the Reds in two Champions League finals, including the historic win in Istanbul in 2005.
And the former Chelsea boss admitted ahead of the game that he admired Liverpool as a club and their passionate supporters.
‘I’ve followed Liverpool since 1984 after facing them with Roma in the European Cup Final, when we lost on penalties,’ Ancelotti said.
‘It’s always been a club that excites me. The “You’ll Never Walk Alone” they sing is incredible. Nobody sings an anthem like Liverpool fans.
‘Tomorrow, before the game, I’m going to go out onto the pitch early because I want to hear them sing it.
‘I’m so excited… sometimes I look for it on the internet and put it on for my friends. It’s something really unique, seriously.’
He added: ‘I remember when we played them in Istanbul [in the Champions League Final] and we were winning 3-0 at the break.
‘There were 45,000 Liverpool fans in the ground singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for 10 minutes. It was incredible and for an Italian it was a shock.’