Former Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio visited Anfield for the first time in five years on Saturday as the Reds beat Arsenal to remain top of the Premier League table, and he says a lot has changed in the time he has been away.
Anfield is now completely different with the transformed Main Stand altering the physical look of the stadium, while on the field, too, there have been vast improvements.
Aurelio already knew that the Reds were massive – but says that’s even more evident now.
Speaking to LiverpoolFC.com, he said: “It’s amazing. It’s a completely new experience now after the changes [to the stadium].
“I was here in 2014 for a holiday but it was July so there were no games, no football. It was a big pity because I would have liked to come back to Anfield.
“But now I had the opportunity for a massive game. I can see around how different it is and how big Liverpool has become. It was already big but now you can see how they grow, with the trophies and the [way the] team are playing.”
Much of that improvement has been down to Jurgen Klopp. The German, alongside sporting director Michael Edwards, has done an incredible job of turning the club’s fortunes around.
FSG, too, deserve a lot of credit for their sensible approach. They have made mistakes but the club, as Aurelio outlined, is in a very good place right now.