Riise looking forward to special reunion

Last updated : 12 February 2014 By Adam Bryant

“It’s still special,” said the Norwegian defender. “Liverpool will always be in my heart."

Riise spent seven years at Anfield and was one of the heroes of Istanbul in 2005 when Rafael Benitez's team won the Champions League.

“I won more or less everything I could win there and the fans appreciate what I’ve done for them.

“They’re a team on form so it will be a fantastic atmosphere at Craven Cottage.

“They’re one of the best teams and are on fire at the moment. It’ll be a nice experience.”