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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo looking to haunt Anfield

Cristiano Ronaldo looking to pour misery on old foes Liverpool
Cristiano Ronaldo looking to pour misery on old foes Liverpool

BE AFRAID, be very afraid.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (inset) has warned Liverpool to beware of his prized asset Cristiano Ronaldo in tonight's Champions League clash at Anfield.

The Portugal international broke a 71-year-old La Liga record last weekend by taking his tally to 15 goals in eight league matches and he has now scored a staggering 271 goals in 258 club appearances.

He is just two goals away from equalling club icon Raul's Champions League record of 71 and Ancelotti believes the forward cannot do much more at present.

"Ronaldo is in a fantastic moment and is doing really well, it is impossible to do better," said the Italian.

"He is really focused and wants to try to do the best so this moment will continue."

Team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa, a former Liverpool defender, said playing alongside Ronaldo for the last six years he has noticed a significant upturn in the last couple of seasons.

"Confidence-wise he is at the most confident he has been in his career," he said.

Ronaldo may be high on confidence but he will run out at Anfield tonight knowing he has not scored at the ground in five previous attempts as a Manchester United player.

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