Cooper Cronk is looking forward to playing at Anfield on Sunday as Australia go up against New Zealand in the Four Nations Final.

Cronk relishing Anfield experience

Cronk relishing Anfield experience

The 32-year-old Melbourne Storm halfback has helped the Kangaroos reach the final courtesy of three successive victories and they know a fourth straight win against the Kiwis on Sunday will move them ahead of their rivals into the world's number one spot in the rankings.

However, while Cronk is looking forward to helping guide Mal Meninga's men to more success, he is also relishing the prospect of featuring in the first international Rugby League game to be played at Liverpool FC's Anfield home.

He told the Rugby League website: "I'm a little in awe of the stadium that we’re about to grace on Sunday afternoon.

"It's the two best teams in the world playing for a trophy at an iconic sporting venue and it doesn't get much better than that.

"I love the atmosphere the English fans create. It’s one of the attractions of coming over here and playing international Rugby League.

"Not only do you get to play elite games against elite teams but you get to experience some pretty cool venues and some surreal atmospheres.

"The English fans have been great this series in not only supporting the English team but also supporting Australia and New Zealand as well.

"They create an environment which is an absolute pleasure to play the game in."