Ex-Real Madrid star Michel Salgado: I can't wait to play at Anfield


Michel Salgado has hailed the success of Sunday's Legends game with Liverpool.

Following Sunday's Legends game between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Spanish hero Michel Salgado has revealed why he cannot wait for the return tie at Anfield to be staged at a later date.

The Spanish giants came from 2-0 to win 4-2 with funds raised going to the Real Madrid Foundation, and Salgado says it was an occasion that will be remembered for a long time.

"I enjoyed it so much!" Salgado told the official Liverpool Football Club website.

"Playing here again in the Bernabeu, wearing the shirt again and obviously playing against such a big team like Liverpool makes it really, really enjoyable.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. When Real Madrid play against Liverpool it's always special.

"It was a really good game. They played very well in the first half, it was difficult for us and obviously to play against Robbie Fowler and [Ian] Rush, Steve McManaman, all these guys, is really good.

"The atmosphere was unbelievable, 70,000 people, and I'm looking forward to playing at Anfield!"

That is an incredible attendance for a charity match, just under 20,000 more than the amount that witnessed Manchester United Legends 4-2 Bayern Munich Legends the same day.

These events are not only great for the younger generation that get to see the older heroes playing live but they also raise incredible amounts of money for the Foundations involved.

However, after coming from behind to beat Liverpool, Salgado knows that the opposition group of Legends will be looking for revenge when the return tie occurs.

He added: "You know they are looking for revenge. You could see [Jamie] Carragher upset with the four goals they conceded.

"Obviously, they will want to win at Anfield, and we want to play there as well.

"Anfield is a special stadium as well, one of the best atmospheres in the world, so we are more than happy to play at Anfield."

Due to capacity limitations at Anfield, they will be to attract half the 70,000 that showed up in Madrid on Sunday. No date has been set yet but these fixtures usually take place annually or twice a year and take quite a lot of preparation to organise and promote.

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