Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has admitted that Anfield is his least favourite ground ahead of the Champions League clash against Liverpool.
The Bundesliga champions make the trip to Merseyside on Tuesday night as they face the Premier League leaders in the first leg of their last 16 tie.
Robben has admitted that he has plenty of bad memories of Anfield – including when Chelsea were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Liverpool in the 2004-05 Champions League semi-finals, plus the defeat on penalties at the same stage in 2006-07.
“I think, if you ask [about] the worst stadium for me, it’s probably Liverpool,” the 35-year-old Dutch winger told The Guardian.
“You always have your favourite opponent and there always has to be a negative one.
“At that time [Liverpool] were really capable of being this cup fighter team, also in the FA Cup or [League] Cup.
“In one or two games they could really live up to it and perform, just not the whole season, which was maybe too much. That was their biggest quality: they were there at the moment they needed to be there.
“Now I think it changed and they developed really well. The manager has done a great job. Last year they were in the Champions League final and at the moment they are top [of the Premier League]. It’s a long, long time ago that they won the league and that’s the one they’re dreaming of.”