'I would be lying' - Anthony Gordon drops another big Liverpool hint after transfer talk

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United
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Anthony Gordon has admitted he has "more motivation" when facing off against the team he supported growing up.

The Newcastle United winger has been linked with a summer switch to Liverpool and is believed to have grown up supporting the Reds, despite his recent years representing Everton.

Gordon began his career with the Reds but was released by the club at the age of 11 and joined city rivals, Everton. He left the Blues last January in a deal worth £40million to sign for Newcastle.

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".

Though yet to go on the record to confirm of his love for Liverpool, the 23-year-old has seemingly given away he has been trying to prove a point when facing off against the Reds.

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Asked by Sky Sports how he approaches games against the side he liked as a child, the winger responded: "It's the same as any other match. It doesn't matter to me who I'm playing, my preparation is always the same. It's always at the best level it can be. I would be lying if I said there wasn't a bit more motivation to just show yourself and do well."

Gordon did little to warm himself to Liverpool fans on his first trip to Anfield in April 2022 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.

But endearing himself to Reds supporters in more recent times, he named Steven Gerrard as his favourite player growing up and listed Mohamed Salah as a source of inspiration for his game.

Recently going one step further, the England international 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."