Former Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta has admitted that Anfield is the only ground he ever feared visiting during his paying days, according to the Echo.
The Spaniard never won a match at Liverpool’s home ground in almost seven years as an Everton player, though he did win twice there with Arsenal.
Arteta’s record as Manchester City assistant manager isn’t much better, with the Champions having lost three times in four visits under Pep Guardiola.
“It is very difficult to beat them (Liverpool),” Arteta told Marca. “Also, in my playing career, Anfield was the only ground where in which I had the feeling of ‘pájara’, of being stuck.
“It happened to me with Arsenal, and we conceded five… You say: ‘I do not know what’s going on, stop the game, please, because I do not know where I am’.
“It’s hard to explain, but it never happened to me anywhere other than Anfield.
“Barça surprise me by the form of some of their goals, but at Anfield you can concede five without knowing.
“Neither in Spain nor in Greece or Germany did I have that feeling. Not even in Old Trafford.”