Real Madrid star Tweets from Anfield tunnel on Liverpool return

Alvaro Arbeloa can barely contain his excitement at facing Liverpool this evening.

Liverpool take on Real Madrid at Anfield today, and for one player it is a game which holds extra significance.

For Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa, it is also something of a homecoming.

The Spanish international spent two seasons at Liverpool after joining from Deportivo La Coruna in 2007.

In the summer of 2009 he returned to boyhood club Real Madrid in a £5 million move and this will be his first return to Anfield since making that move.

He has already spoken in the press on how it will be a 'special night' for him, as he obviously still holds a flame for his former employers.

Of course Liverpool fans are not likely to greet him with a chorus of boos on his return to Merseyside, but they will be hoping he is on the losing side tonight.

Arbeloa's excitement is however clearly palpable, as you can judge by his most recent Tweet.

With kick-off coming up fast, Arbeloa has Tweeted this picture from the Liverpool tunnel ahead of the game...

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