Cameroonian international striker Samuel Eto'o has compared his new club's supporters to those of Liverpool.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan forward became the highest-paid footballer when completing a move to Russia this summer, with Anzhi Makhachkala splashing out on the 30-year-old.
Concerns were raised over the reception the player would receive from supporters after the move was confirmed, but Eto'o admitted that both he and his teammates were grateful to their 2,000 traveling fans in the 1-0 defeat at Kuban.
The striker went as far as to compare the support to that of Liverpool at Anfield, a ground and atmosphere the player has sampled on a number of occasions in Champions League competition.
"Of course I felt their support," Eto'o told Anzhi's official website
"My team-mates and I personally are very thankful to them. Owing to our supporters we never feel lonely in away matches.
"They're like Liverpool fans with their famous hymn, 'You'll Never Walk Alone'."
Liverpool were linked with a move for the player back in 2009, when Rafa Benitez was thought to be considering an £18 million bid for the player.
However, a Liverpool offer never materialised, and Eto'o now appears unlikely to ever grace the Barclays Premier League stage.
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