Emilio Butragueno has expressed his excitement over finally being able to play at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium.
Emilio Butragueno was a keen admirer of Liverpool during his playing days but the legendary Spaniard did not get the opportunity to line up against the Reds throughout his glorious career.
Butragueno will now get the belated chance to square off against the English during the Liverpool legends against Real Madrid legends clash on March 25 and the Real Madrid icon has stated that he ‘cannot wait’ to grace the famous Anfield pitch.
“Obviously now this game gives me the opportunity to play in England once again and I just hope that my body doesn’t react as slowly as it does normally these days,” Butragueno said.
Butragueno looking forward to Anfield appearance
“I am hoping to enjoy the experience but obviously what is more important than that is that we raise as much money as we can for the Liverpool Foundation so that it can help children.
“This is what we did when we played in Madrid in 2015 and on that occasion we were supporting the Madrid Foundation and all of the work that it does in many countries around the world. Our goal is the same this time so we need a full house.
“There is a great connection between these two great clubs and this game will only strengthen that relationship. When we hosted Liverpool a couple of years ago it was a really special occasion for us because Liverpool are one of the most important clubs in the world. Now we have the opportunity to play at Anfield and that is very exciting for all of us.”