Carlo Ancelotti Tweets Selfie With Iconic ‘This Is Anfield’ Sign (Photo)


Carlo Ancelotti won’t soon forget the first time he took Real Madrid to Liverpool for a game at Anfield.

Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s head coach, posed for a photo next to the iconic “This Is Anfield” sign at Liverpool’s venerable stadium. The Italian tactician used Twitter to share the photo with the world Tuesday.

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Liverpool’s “This is Anfield” sign hangs above the tunnel that takes the teams onto the field. The sign hung in its place from 1974 to 1998, when it was replaced by a newer version.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers restored the original sign to its rightful place when he assumed the job in June 2012.

Liverpool hosts Real Madrid on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group B game. The marquee matchup pits Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, the defending European champion, against a young Liverpool team, which is keen to make its mark this season in Europe.

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