Former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has recently been asked about his love for Barcelona and the Reds.
The Argentine may have surprised a few when he said that he would “choose Liverpool”, given he spent the majority of his career with the Catalan club.
Liverpool fans would have forgiven him too – a young lad growing up in South America probably dreams of playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
But that doesn’t matter because the Reds have a place in Mascherano’s heart – the hard-tackling midfielder said that Liverpool are currently the best team in the world, and that he feels something special for us.
“I feel something special for them. Yes, right now is the best in the world, Liverpool represents me a lot.”
It’s incredible that a player of Mascherano’s stature can say that we’re his favourite club in Europe, after spending most of his career with perhaps the most popular club in the Spanish-speaking world.
To be fair, we probably should have expected this as there has been a few times that Javier has Tweeted during Liverpool games – the messages are usually short and to the point, but he makes it known that he’s watching his former club.