Goals change narratives

Goals change narratives

There was never going to be an ideal time to pause football but doing so after a loss was always going to be torturous. Liverpool’s last outing was a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid. There’s no shame in losing to a team managed by Diego Simeone, even if they aren’t in the best form. The Argentine tactician has masterminded some famous victories during his time with Atleti. It isn’t necessarily the prettiest football but it is successful, sort of.  However, …
Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Despite dominating the ball and creating the lion’s share of the chances, Liverpool succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in front of their home fans as Diego Simeone’s Atleti survived the bombardment to score three goals in added time. Simeone’s side showed the catenaccio and Bilardisme mentality that has made them one of the most respected teams in Europe. Nonetheless, Liverpool were able to open up cracks in Simeone's disciplined set-up to create chances that could have won the game. Liverpool's performance …
Van Dijk insists Reds must refocus on the Premier League in aftermath of European exit

Van Dijk insists Reds must refocus on the Premier League in aftermath of European exit

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says his team must steel themselves and focus now on the task of securing the Premier League title after their disappointing European exit. The Reds lost 3-2 after extra-time at home Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night, going out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate. Following what was Liverpool's first loss in a two-legged European tie under Jürgen Klopp, Van Dijk spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about the need for this squad to keep going and secure …
Henderson speaks candidly after Liverpool exit Champions League at Anfield

Henderson speaks candidly after Liverpool exit Champions League at Anfield

Liverpool's defence of their Champions League crown came to an end last night at Anfield. Jordan Henderson described the bitter disappointment he and his teammates were feeling after a great performance on the night from The Reds. A Gini Wijnaldum header before half-time gave Liverpool the lead on the night and levelled the tie on aggregate. Extra-time was needed then and Roberto Firmino popped up to put Jürgen Klopp's side in front after 94 minutes. Then, two strikes from Atlético …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Atlético Madrid tonight at Anfield?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Atlético Madrid tonight at Anfield?

Liverpool face an uphill task at Anfield tonight as they try to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Spain against Atlético Madrid. Will this be The Reds' starting lineup? Saúl Ñíguez scored an early goal to give Diego Simeone's side the win at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Now, Jürgen Klopp's Redmen must turn in another magical European performance under the lights at Anfield if they are to continue the defence of their Champions League crown. Klopp reported …
Liverpool vs Atlético Madrid Preview - Over to you, Anfield

Liverpool vs Atlético Madrid Preview - Over to you, Anfield

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Danny Makkelie (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, March 11th 2020 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/7, Draw 14/5, Atlético Madrid 11/2 _____________________________________________________________________ There will be a welcome for the Liverpool coach. The streets will be lined from the Arkles to the ground. There will be a pyro party. There will be noise, there will be intensity and, yes, there will be a certain level of expectation. Will there by joy? …
Two players to return to squad for Atlético Madrid clash on Wednesday night

Two players to return to squad for Atlético Madrid clash on Wednesday night

Liverpool should have Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson both back in contention for a starting place against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night, according to Jürgen Klopp. The Reds were without both Henderson and Robertson for Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth at Anfield. Robertson was not risked after picking up a slight injury in training while Henderson was still recovering from the thigh problem he suffered in mid-February. Liverpool are 1-0 down from the first leg in Spain so …
4231 The Antidote to Liverpool's Recent Woes

4231 The Antidote to Liverpool's Recent Woes

Liverpool's recent form -- if not totally reflected in results -- has taken a nosedive. Losing 3 of their last 5 games across three competitions, the Reds have looked slow of both body and mind, despite having a 10 day respite from games thanks to the Premier League's winter break. Victories over Norwich -- the game which preceded the break -- and West Ham United -- the first league game after their temporary hiatus -- came in spite of laboured …
Joe Gomez hopes Atleti defeat will provide motivation for Reds to bounce back in best way possible

Joe Gomez hopes Atleti defeat will provide motivation for Reds to bounce back in best way possible

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez believes The Reds will respond appropriately after suffering a rare defeat on Tuesday night at Atletico Madrid. Jurgen Klopp's side lost 1-0 after going behind to an early goal from Saul Niguez. The second leg will be at Anfield in three weeks as The Reds will be battling to protect their Champions League crown. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Gomez discussed the loss to Atleti and how it may impact the squad in the coming weeks:
“It’s disappointing …
From Magic to Misery in Madrid

From Magic to Misery in Madrid

Eight and a half months ago, Liverpool Football Club and its supporters enjoyed one of the best nights of their lives at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Reds bringing home the club’s sixth European Cup left everyone with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So, when the draw for the first knockout round of this season’s Champions League competition paired Liverpool with Atletico Madrid, many welcomed the chance to return to the scene of triumph and relive those great …
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