Ask Barcelona - Liverpool Star With Message To Atletico Madrid

Ask Barcelona - Liverpool Star With Message To Atletico Madrid

"We're going to play with a lot of humility, because they are accustomed to playing massive games in their stadium", he said.

The crowd in Madrid also affected the official's handling of the match, according to Klopp.

"You need to be really strong as a referee in this atmosphere. The ref needs to feel the game a little bit more".

The return leg of Liverpool and Atletico Madrid's Round of 16 will be played at Anfield on March 12.

The Atletico boss' counterpart, Jurgen Klopp, alluded to that fact by saying "Welcome to Anfield, it is not over yet".

'I think the Bianconeri, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites.

Despite enjoying 73% of possession, Liverpool failed to register a single shot on goal, as the defence of their Champions League title now hangs in the balance. "In the eight years I've been at the club, I haven't seen a reception like it".

Elsewhere Man City are expected to beat West Ham by three or four in their delayed Premier League match and I expect Salford to win at Newport in the EFL Trophy semis.

"We're a team that plays as a group".

However, on the night, it was Saul Niguez's fourth-minute strike which proved to be the real difference in the outcome of the match. Why should we give up?

I think we know that we're better than that, we put in a decent performance but we know we can be better.

Few had tipped them to keep this tie even alive for the second leg given their own stuttering form, in contrast to Liverpool, unbeaten in the Premier League, and gunning for a treble.

On the sideline, Simeone beckoned his players to stay calm but they were celebrating in the corner while in the stands, the fans were delirious and given hope. They're coming back to Anfield. "We know our fans will be there".

The biggest flashpoint of a fiery game saw Atletico loudly appeal for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane to be sent off for a second clash with Sime Vrsaljko after being booked for an earlier incident with the Croatian. I was afraid that Sadio's opponent would go down if he took a deep breath on him or something.

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