Aaron Ramsdale shares why he loves playing against Liverpool at Anfield
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Aaron Ramsdale shares why he loves playing against Liverpool at Anfield

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has claimed that Liverpool have the best fans in the Premier League.

Speaking to The Fellas podcast, Ramsdale was asked to name the best away supporters aside from his own club’s.

“Liverpool fans are good. The Kop always clap, they always show respect to the goalie, or they have done for me at least,” explained the 24-year-old. “And then the clap will finish, the game will kick off and you’ve got all of them screaming at you.

“They shout everything under the sun, and then at the end of the game, I don’t know if it will change when they’ve lost as I’ve not won there, but when we’ve drawn or whatever, they still clap at the end.

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“They’re good with it, they can just appreciate banter and a player.”

With Ramsdale experiencing some rough treatment from Tottenham fans recently, we can see why he’d appreciate that!

Respect pays off for Liverpool

The tradition of The Kop clapping opposition goalkeepers is a nice one. In modern times where player abuse is sadly rife, it’s nice to see a bit of respect.

Clearly, this goes a long way with players, too. Ramsdale’s words show that the ‘keepers really do appreciate this. It isn’t just a token gesture but a genuine mark of respect for a player who’s usually about to be beaten several times!

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One opposition goalie – Alisson Becker – was persuaded to join Liverpool having played at Anfield for Roma. Although Alisson put the atmosphere that night down as the biggest factor, he’ll no doubt have noticed the gesture from The Kop on the night.

In the world of small margins at elite level football, these details can make a difference. At any rate, it obviously breeds respect amongst opposing players towards Liverpool, and that’s never a bad thing.

Ramsdale for his part is yet to visit Anfield this season. His last Premier League visit ended in a 4-0 drubbing as Arsenal came apart at the seams.

The Gunners look a different beast this time around, though. Clear at the top of the table, Ramsdale may never have a better chance than when Liverpool host him and his teammates in April. By the sounds of it, he’s looking forward to it. Although he won’t be pleased to hear that Diogo Jota should be back fit by then…

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