Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent a warning to Atletico Madrid that Anfield will be as intimidating as the Wanda Metropolitano after his side’s 1-0 defeat in the Champions League last-16 first leg.
Saul Niguez’s fourth-minute strike was enough to give Tuesday’s hosts the advantage in the tie against the reigning European champions. The Reds failed to register a single shot on target as they were frustrated with Madrid’s time-wasting tactics and an ear-splitting atmosphere inside the stadium.
The German tactician sent a simple message to the opposition which resounded well with the Kop faithful. “Atletico fans who can a get ticket… ‘welcome to Anfield’,” said Klopp (quoted by BBC Sport). They face a stern test in the second leg after they were unable to break down Diego Simeone’s organised and resilient Atletico side.
Despite this, supporters were encouraged with Klopp’s comments and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that the “cavalry awaits them”, referring to the crowd on European nights on Merseyside.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses down below…
— Jordan (@Just_Jordxn) February 18, 2020
YNWA cmon u reds.
— paresh karangutkar (@justinsunny06) February 18, 2020
Never give up.
— Eugene🦁🌞🌝 (@EugeneNoah) February 18, 2020
“our people will be ready”
— Ernest (@gonjrern) February 18, 2020
We trust him to do the needful.
— Mo’ Triumph (@MoTriumph007) February 19, 2020
I actually cant wait for the game. It’s all to play for and that’s what makes it special. Buzzing for it but still got 3 league games and an fa cup game to play before the 2nd leg. When it’s time to play them then we can think more about it. Just got to take it game by game. https://t.co/FyP1cyOCvr
— – (@JurgenKloppLFC_) February 19, 2020
That’s my boss! https://t.co/mUj4zUHTIa
— Muhammad Nazran Shah Asrab Ali (@MNS1998) February 19, 2020
— Simo Nalane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Simo_Nalane) February 19, 2020
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