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The Day Cristiano Ronaldo Was Applauded By Liverpool Fans After Single-Handedly Destroying Them At Anfield

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The Day Cristiano Ronaldo Was Applauded By Liverpool Fans After Single-Handedly Destroying Them At Anfield

They may have booed his every touch that night but when Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in the final minutes of their Champions League clash against Real Madrid, a large section of Liverpool fans were bowled over.

After netting his first goal at Anfield after several attempts as a Manchester United player, the home supporters applauded a scintillating performance from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. He respectfully raised his hand in appreciation.

It was a rare moment from the Anfield faithful. To recognise a former rival, who spent six years at Old Trafford, with that much affection shows just how impressive Ronaldo's performance was as Los Blancos cruised to a 3-0 win. You can see the moment from 2014 below.

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A compilation of Ronaldo's Man of the Match performance against Brendan Rodgers' side is also available to watch on YouTube.

In the above clip, you can also see a post-match interview from the former Los Blancos man. He opens up about being applauded by the home support and speaks of their "fantastic" team performance.

"It was special," he told Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves.

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"It was my first goal here, so I feel very proud for that. I feel happy. We win three points, so amazing.

"We knew before the game that Anfield is a difficult place, but I think we played fantastic, especially in the first 45 minutes, and we deserved to win.

"I'm happy because it's dedication and hard work, but the best thing is that the team wins. We have nine points, so 75 per cent of the qualification is done."

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The 36-year-old is expected to start for Manchester United in their Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

He has already scored six goals in eight games since his triumphant return to Old Trafford in the summer, but can he bag against Jurgen Klopp's men?

Let us know in the comments below. You wouldn't put it past him.

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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