Liverpool will continue their defence of the Champions League when they take on Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
The Reds came through a tough group stage against Napoli, RB Salzburg and Genk to progress, eventually topping the group.
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They’ll be no strangers to a tough draw on the way to another potential final, though, having knocked out Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona on the way to claiming their sixth European crown last season.
Atletico’s chairman, Enrique Cerezo, is very confident in his side’s ability to progress into the quarter-finals.
Speaking on the tie, Cerezo said: “I think they are the ones who should feel vertigo. We knew that Liverpool or any other club could play us. It is not the first time we have eliminated them, we already eliminated them in the UEFA Cup. They’re a great team, but we have Jan [Oblak] (via @LFCTransferRoom).”
Before then, though, Liverpool have the chance to win another trophy under Jurgen Klopp as they look to capture the Club World Cup this month.
The above comments were music to the ears of Liverpool fans. This is how some of them reacted, with one supporter suggesting that the Reds are already through to the next round…
They never learn
— Andres (ABitToxic) (@AndresLFCTR) December 16, 2019
But we have oblak ok Hahaha
— Lucas (@LFC_Lucas17) December 16, 2019
But we have Divock
— James (@jameske1ly) December 16, 2019
That was ages 9 years ago😂😂
— Ash McNally (@ash_mcnally90) December 16, 2019
I can confirm we are through to the next round
— Tobi (@Anfield_Chat_) December 16, 2019
When will teams we’re due to face learn? If you talk smack before the game, it’s already over.
— Mentality_GIANTS (@Mental1tyG1ANTS) December 16, 2019
Why would you say that when you (a) Have to come to anfield, the hardest place to get a result in the world, ESPECIALLY in a champions league knock out tie and
(b) You’re playing the European champions under a manager who has NEVER lost a two legged tie in 4 years at the club
— 1/6/19 #6 🔴 (@LukeFlano) December 16, 2019
They never seem to learn eh!
— AM (@contact_Ali_) December 16, 2019
Good, teams who have had statements like these haven’t done well against us.
— Aswin Jose (@aswinjose) December 16, 2019
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