Sir Alex Ferguson ranks Anfield among the best atmospheres here’s witnessed. The former Manchester United boss said so in an interview with Gary Neville.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Anfield is the best non-Old Trafford atmosphere in England. He labelled it ‘marvellous’ in discussion with Gary Neville.
Neville put fans’ questions to Ferguson in a piece for Lad Bible. One of those asked the former Manchester United boss what he considered to be the best atmospheres he experienced – outside of Old Trafford.
One from England, one from abroad.
For the abroad ground, Ferguson named Hampden Park and understandably so. For England, though, he picked Anfield.
“Anfield,” he said without hesitation. “Anfield. Electric. You’ve [Neville] been there, you know what it’s like.
“It’s a marvellous atmosphere. You have to expect that atmosphere even if you’re losing.”
“You never felt safe there, did you? I mean literally,” added Neville, to which the Scot agreed.
“It was a really volatile atmosphere,” said Ferguson.
Alex Ferguson praises Anfield atmosphere
It’s high praise, no matter what you think of Ferguson. No one really has more reason to play down Anfield but he talks it up. You can see Neville’s surprise that his ex-boss was so quick to talk up Liverpool like that.
And obviously, we’re going to agree. There’s nothing in English football quite like Anfield.
Though, we’ll also go one further and say it’s better than Old Trafford, too. There shouldn’t be any real question about that.
Liverpool, like the rest of the Premier League, haven’t had an opportunity to provide the Anfield atmosphere this season, of course. Fans have been away but we will get a little taste of things this Sunday.
The Reds host Crystal Palace in their final game of the season – and there will be 10,000 supporters inside Anfield. Will it be the atmosphere Ferguson talks about? Not quite but you can bet the few who get in the ground will get things as close as they can.