Anthony Gordon confirms what everyone knew as true Liverpool feelings become clear

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon has hailed the Anfield effect, naming Liverpool's home as the best atmosphere he has played in aside from St James' Park.

Gordon has so far experienced two trips to Anfield as an opposition player, one of which arrived at Everton and the other coming on New Year's Day with current club Newcastle United.

The 23-year-old was not a popular figure during his maiden trip to L4 after receiving a yellow card for diving during the first half and later going to ground inside the penalty area after minimal contact from Joel Matip. Gordon took to X (formerly Twitter) after the match to express his disbelief over the decision.

Endearing himself to Reds supporters in more recent times, however, the winger recently named Steven Gerrard as his favourite player growing up and listed Mohamed Salah as a source of inspiration for his game.

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Now going one step further, Gordon was asked to describe the best atmosphere he has witnessed on the football pitch and told Channel 4: "Other than St James' Park, it's Anfield by far. I think because I'm from the city, I grew up watching it. Before the game when they sing You'll Never Walk Alone, it's top level."

A recent report by The Daily Star indicated Liverpool are interested in making a move for the England international this summer, suggesting it would take "an offer close to £100million to seriously test Newcastle's resolve".

Gordon began his career with the Reds but was released by the club at the age of 11 and joined city rivals, Everton. It is believed he grew up supporting Liverpool, though this has not been confirmed for definite.

Of the opinion the forward would jump at the chance to sign for Arne Slot's side, former Reds right-back Glen Johnson told Betfred: "Players need to do what they need to do. It’s his job at the end of the day and if Liverpool come calling, then a player’s going to be interested.

"You’re going to be interested if Liverpool come calling for you. He’s a good player, but whether Liverpool need him is a different thing.

"When a player’s 11 years old, then people can get it wrong but if he feels as if he should have been at Liverpool, then if they’re interested in him, he now knows he’s good enough because they want him back. If their interest is real, he knows that he’s won them over. Ultimately though, he’s a good player and Liverpool are a huge club, so I do believe Anthony would be interested in the move."