Rudiger says Chelsea atmosphere so bad he wound people up on the pitch to wake up awful Stamford Bridge

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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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Rudiger won both the Champions League and Europa League during his time in London

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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.

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