LIVERPOOL (ENGLAND) – The fall of the reigning European champions. Liverpool lost 3-2 at home to Atletico Madrid after extra time and were eliminated in the Champions League round of 16.
The Reds played an extraordinary Premier League but in Europe they disappointed and failed to defend the title they won a year ago.
Yet Klopp's team had shone in regular times and had closed the first ninety minutes of play on the result of a zero goal, Wjnaldum's goal, with so many untapped goals that could have given it the qualification to the quarterfinals.
Even the overtime had started in the best way with Firmino who had brought the Reds to two to zero but then the problems began in the defensive phase …
Llorente started the comeback with a great right from outside the penalty area in the 97th minute, then the same Atletico Madrid player scored the brace on an assist from Morata at the end of the first extra period freezing Anfield.
In the second period of extra time, Liverpool pushed forward in search of the qualifying goals but it is Atletico to close the account on the counterattack on the final 3-2 thanks to a goal by Morata on an assist by a wild Llorente.
Atletico recovers the Champions League quarter-finals after last year having been remounted and eliminated by Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus. A sensational flop for Klopp's Liverpool.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano