Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has claimed that every Premier League club has a “great player”, but has picked a team he enjoys watching more than any other.
Ronaldinho said Liverpool are his favorite team to follow in the Premier League as he “really loves watching” their burgeoning forwards.
The Brazilian legend, 42, has never played in the English top flight during his astonishing career, which has involved trophy-laden spells at Barcelona and AC Milan, among many other top clubs. Therefore, he has no particular allegiance to any Premier League club but watches English football from afar when the season is underway.
Ronaldinho admits it’s difficult to choose one of the 20 teams as his favorite team as they each have at least one ‘great player’ he likes to watch. However, when pressed to respond, the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner picked Liverpool as the team that excites him the most thanks to their star-studded front line.
“It’s hard [to choose just one team], there is a lot of. I really like a lot of players from many clubs” said Ronaldinho Joe. “It’s hard to pick just one. I think every club has a great player that I like to watch, but I think Liverpool’s attacking players are the players I really like to watch right now.”
Liverpool have a dazzling array of talent up front, including Ronaldinho’s compatriot Roberto Firmino, as well as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Takumi Minamino. Ronaldinho may also have a soft spot for the Anfield club as they have a strong core of Brazilian players, with Alisson and Fabinho two of their most important stars in goal and midfield respectively.
The 2002 World Cup winner, who retired after a brief stint with Fluminense in his native country in 2015, nailed his colors to the flagpole for Liverpool ahead of the Champions League final showdown against Real Madrid at the end may.
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“Two great teams. They have very good players. I wish them the best. Real Madrid are very good. But, as I really like Barca, I am with Liverpool,” Ronaldinho told the French outlet. RMC Sports before the final in Paris, which the Reds then lost 1-0. The former playmaker spent five seasons at Barcelona between 2003 and 2008, winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League. His preference for Liverpool over former Clasico rivals Los Blancos, therefore, came as no surprise.
During his acclaimed career, Ronaldinho scored 299 goals for club and country, winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013 and the Copa America with Brazil 14 years earlier. Since hanging up his boots, he has signed a deal to become Barcelona ambassador.