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"Especially Liverpool": Antonio Nunez heaps praise on Liverpool fans

Liverpool have had some magnificent Spanish players down the years. The armada that arrived during Rafa Benitez’s time is one of my favourite cohorts we’ve ever had. I’m still not over the loss of Xabi Alonso. One of our more forgettable Spaniards has recently heaped praise on the club and its fans. Antonio Nunez has spoken about his love of the footballing culture at Liverpool.

Antonio Nunez has spoken about his love of the footballing culture at Liverpool.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Who is Antonio Nunez?

Liverpool signed Antonio Nunez as part of the deal which saw Michael Owen join Real Madrid.

Arriving in 2004, the Spaniard was unluckily injured in his second training session with the club and was ruled out for four months as a result.

He went on to make sporadic appearances but he ended up joining Celta Vigo the following summer.

Antonio Nunez on Liverpool

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, ex-Anfield man Antonio Nunez has opened up about his affinity for Liverpool and the club’s fans. The retired footballer told AS:

“I wasn’t lucky because I got injured in the second training session and I was out for four months. I had a hard time picking up the pace. Benítez gave me many opportunities and I was able to participate in various competitions.

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“It was an unforgettable experience, especially because of the Champions League we got against Bayern Munich.

“I prefer the culture that they have in England with football, but especially with Liverpool. They have great respect for the player and for the club. The fans have a lot of respect. We had a great group and personally it was very nice.”

What RTK has to say

We’re just going to go ahead and assume the intern transcribing the interview for AS got their wires crossed and wrote Bayern Munich instead of AC Milan.

It is a shame that things didn’t work out for Nunez at Liverpool but his comments are much appreciated and he is right, he was part of a great group.

His words speak to the notion of the Liverpool family that many of us pride ourselves on – a notion which goes all the way back to the days of Bill Shankly telling players that they are privileged to play for us.

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