Fabio Aurelio Amazed at ‘Completely New’ Liverpool
Former Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio returned to Anfield for the Reds’ 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday and marvelled at the changes at the Meresyside club since his playing days there ended in 2012.
The Brazilian was at the stadium for the first time since his departure seven years ago. In the ensuing time, the stadium has been extended and the team has gone from strength to strength under Jurgen Klopp.
It’s amazing. It’s a completely new experience now after the changes [to the stadium],” the 39-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com. 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. It is amazing to be back and feel that very good atmosphere here. I follow a lot through TV, most of the games in Brazil,” he added.
“It was good to be the first [Brazilian at the club] and open the door. I’m happy that most of the Brazilian guys that came after me did much better than me! That’s good as well. I’m always following them and supporting Liverpool as a big fan back in Brazil.”