“I’ve been to Anfield, yes,” the boss told reporters in the first part of his pre-match press conference, recalling a visit with former club Ajax in the 2020/21 Champions League group stage. That game was played behind closed doors.
“I’m looking forward [to it], I know the ambience, the atmosphere will be great. It will be hostile against us, and we like it.
“It is, of course, a test. But we’re facing Liverpool and we’re really looking forward [to it], I know these players, my squad, my team will be prepared to go and fight, to go with confidence but we know it’s going to be difficult.
“We know we have to suffer, we have to sacrifice to get a good result.”