Liverpool is a special football club with a special history. The Reds boast one of the most fervent and dedicated fan bases in the game, with their homeground often referred to as one of the cathedrals of football. Retired striker Clinton Morrison has given his verdict on the Anfield atmosphere in comparison to Old Trafford.
Morrison had a journeyed career in English football, with his time in the game spanning 18 years as a professional.
The striker spent most of his time at Crystal Palace, with a spell at Birmingham City in between. He bounced around various clubs after leaving Palace for a second time, playing for MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry to name but a few.
He remembers his time in the top flight fondly. Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live (29/03/20 at 12:40 pm), the Morrison waxed lyrical about the Anfield atmosphere when asked which ground he would most want to go back to when life returns to normal:
“I would have to say it would definitely have to be Anfield without a shadow of a doubt.
“Having played there so many times, the atmosphere, I used to get goosebumps when I used to come out from the tunnel.
“I took my kid, two or three years ago to watch. What an experience actually going and watching as a fan from above. Sensational. The atmosphere, the fans are involved in it. It’s always noisy. It’s just a brilliant atmosphere.
“We have been to Old Trafford. That is good as well. That’s brilliant. But the fans aren’t as engaged at Old Trafford as they are at Liverpool. The atmosphere is unbelievable at Liverpool.”
What RTK has to say
Clinton Morrison is just the latest in a long line of professionals to extol the virtues of Anfield.
It is a ground like no other in the world. Whilst there are equally noisy places and some with more extravagant tifos, the fans connect with the players on the pitch at Anfield in a manner seen nowhere else.
The fans are on top of you, you cannot escape them. Old Trafford doesn’t even come close, take it from Clinton.