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Celtic assistant manager Kewell amazed by fans' rendition of 'You'll never walk alone' compared to Liverpool

Celtic assistant manager Harry Kewell says the fans' rendition of 'You'll never walk alone' as being more passionate than the Liverpool version.

Kewell will have become accustomed to the bellowing rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone during his five-year playing spell at Anfield, but admitted that since joining Celtic this summer - as one of Ange Postecoglou's coaches - hearing the anthem at Hampden Park is 'something different' and has completely blown him away.

“As a player, I never really noticed the atmosphere," Kewell told the Celtic View. “You could hear a noise at the start when you're walking out but as soon as I went on the park I switched off.

“The biggest crowd I've played in is 120,000 with Australia away to Iran and they were bouncing about but it didn't affect me. To me, it's a pitch with 11 men, some fans cheer you or boo you, but to me, I went out and would do my job. Now as a coach, I take it in a lot more because I have the chance to sit back and watch.

"The opening game of the season at home to Aberdeen – I've heard You'll Never Walk Alone every week at Liverpool but that day it was something different, it was awesome. The way the fans timed it and they stopped when the whistle blew, even I was like 'Wow!'

“That's part of the excitement about being here because I've played in a lot of derbies and atmospheres but everyone always says this place is different. Going to those hostile environments is what you want and being here at Celtic Park in one of those atmospheres is something I love."



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