Swift Headline
Latest News and Updates

Liverpool show fury at Atletico Madrid as Jurgen Klopp’s past comments re-emerge

The Reds’ Champions League group stage match with Atletico Madrid was a feisty affair, with those from the Liverpool side raising issue with their opponents’ approach

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Jurgen Klopp assesses 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League knockout phase with a resounding 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night, but the match was a feisty affair.

The Reds raced into the lead thanks to early goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane to get the home support bouncing in anticipation of the next round, following AC Milan and Porto’s early kick-off 1-1 draw.

But the goals were soon followed by a red card for Atleti defender Felipe and from that point the visitors tried every trick in the book to restore numerical parity.

Following the clash, several members from the Liverpool side have spoken publicly about the incidents, while Klopp’s comments from their previous meeting show little has changed.

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest Liverpool news following the game.

Did the right team win at Anfield on Wednesday night? Let us know what you think in the comments below

Atletico Madrid players protested with referee Danny Makkelie after Felipe’s straight red



Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ‘rough team’ dig

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed how his team-mates came up with a plan to counteract Atletico Madrid’s robust approach.

Speaking after the win, the Liverpool right-back claimed lessons were learned from the return tie, which saw the Spanish champions roar back from a two-goal deficit.

He told BT Sport: “We know what type of team they are. They like to suck you in to their way of playing. They are a rough team but we kept to our plan. Moved the ball quickly and scored the two goals.”

Read the full story here.

Klopp’s red card accusation

Jurgen Klopp accused Atletico Madrid of trying to get his Liverpool players booked to try and level the playing field on Wednesday night.

The Spanish side were reduced to 10 men in the first half, when Felipe was dismissed for a crude challenge on Sadio Mane, after the Atleti defender kicked across the back of the forward’s legs as he tried to launch a counter-attack.

Jurgen Klopp was not happy following the Atletico Madrid match


AFP via Getty Images)

Mane had already been booked, and after a challenge just before the break one Atletico player went down holding his head.

Klopp said: “The ball is in the air, no contact and a player goes down holding his head – we all saw what the Atletico players did trying to get the numbers equal against and I didn’t like it, I really didn’t like it at all.”

Read the full story here.

Past comments re-emerge

And it seems little has changed from Liverpool’s last-16 encounter with Atletico in 2020, when Sadio Mane was also taken off at half time.

Who will be the world’s best player in 2025? Vote for your winner below

The Liverpool boss told BT Sport after that game: “No he was targeted obviously, yes, that was clear. Sadio played a really good first half and the only thing they wanted was to make sure he got a yellow card.”

Read the full story here.

Read More

Read More

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Swiftheadline is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – admin@swiftheadline.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!

Leave a comment