Champions League: I Dread Playing At Anfield, Says Bayern’s Robben

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Bayern Munich winger, Arjen Robben says Anfield, home ground of Liverpool,  is his “worst stadium” as he prepares to return there with Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League first-leg round of 16 tie.

Robben has suffered three Champions League eliminations at Anfield, twice with Chelsea in 2005 and 2007 and with Real Madrid in 2009.

The 35-year-old is battling to overcome a thigh injury ahead of the game against Liverpool and admits he has unhappy memories of playing at the iconic venue.

“I think if you ask [about] the worst stadium for me, it’s probably Liverpool,” Robben told the Mail on Sunday.

“There has to be one. You always have your favourite opponent and there always has to be negative one.”

He also praised the current Liverpool side for being in the title race this race.

“They developed really well and credit the new manager, who has done a great job.

“Last year they were in Champions League final, doing well in the league and at the moment they are level at the top, City is close.

“That’s the title everybody is waiting for in Liverpool. It’s a long, long time ago that they won the league and that’s the one they’re dreaming of.”

 

 

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