Liverpool 2 Atletico Madrid 0 LIVE REACTION: Jota and Mane seal vital Champions League win for Reds


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp opened up about the game and what’s next for his team, who are already through to the Champions League Last 16.

Klopp told BT Sport: “In the second half it was controlled and calm, but even then we lost a player in [Roberto] Firmino.

“We had incredible chances, so the game was nearly perfect. They were much more on the front foot than in their home game.

“But then two incredible balls from Trent [Alexander-Arnold], and incredible finishes as well. We don’t want to play against 10 men, we don’t like that. I didn’t understand why their goal was offside. But in the end it was 2-0, a great night.

“I hated the moment when I had to take off Sadio [Mane] because he played an incredible game, but you could see, my worry was that any challenge in the air, when you never know what happens, Sadio is off. I didn’t like it, but we had to do it.

“You earn a lot of money if you win Champions League games, it is important for the club and that’s what we will do. But the first target was to get through the group, and we did it.

“A home game against Porto, what can we do, let them play? And then going to Milan, I’ve never been there, so we will show up there too.

“When I saw the group I did not expect that we would be through after four games, but the boys did it, and it’s really well deserved”


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