Antonio Rudiger admitted he would wind up people on the pitch to try and get a rise out of Chelsea fans when he felt the atmosphere was getting too dull.
The former Blues star pointed to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in the prior campaign as an example of when he took matters into his own hands in that regard.
“I’ll be honest: I deliberately wound people up because it was just too quiet in the stadium for me during this game,” the German told Sport 1 (via the Daily Mail). “I wanted to wake people up with it.”
The centre-half has since gone on to switch to European champions Real Madrid – a move that appears to have worked in his favour thus far, as the Spanish giants have yet to drop a single point this term.
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Whilst there are few atmospheres in the English top-flight that compare to Anfield’s, it’s somewhat mad to think of a player messing about just to supporters going.
We’d imagine the situation has somewhat reversed following his transfer to the Spanish capital, though such behaviour would likely inspire a more passionate wrath from the fanbase.
Ultimately, it goes to show how fortunate we are at Liverpool to have enjoy such voracious support home and away.