Goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon has named Anfield as one of his favourite stadiums.
During an Instagram Q&A this week, a fan asked Buffon about his favourite footballing venues.
Buffon named three, with Ibrox and the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium also earning praise alongside Anfield.
‘There are a lot of them,’ he explained.
‘Definitely Anfield, in Liverpool, that was one of the few stadiums — along with Rangers in Glasgow and Fenerbahce in Istanbul — where there was such commotion for the first 15-20 minutes that I had trouble concentrating.’
Buffon was a spectator at Anfield when PSG lost there in the Champions League last month. The 40-year-old was serving a three-match ban following his red card in last season’s quarter-final defeat by Real Madrid.
But he did line up against the Reds at their Merseyside home in April 2005 when goals from Sami Hyypia and Luis Garcia saw off Juventus 2-1.
Buffon played at Ibrox twice during his early career with Parma.
A 1-1 draw helped the Italian side progress past Rangers in the UEFA Cup in 1998, but a 2-0 defeat in Glasgow the following year saw Buffon and Co beaten in a Champions League qualifier.