John Bradley talked on the Official UEFA Champions League podcast and gave his prediction for Liverpool’s second leg clash against Atletico Madrid at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp ran straight into a metaphorical brick wall at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium when he faced Diego Simeone’s resolute troops in Spain as the Rojiblancos secured a 1-0 victory going into the second leg, with the Reds unable to register a shot on target according to WhoScored.
As a result, Bradley believes there is no coming back from this as the Reds aren’t pushed domestically given how far ahead they are in the league and, if there’s one team capable of knocking them out, it’s Atletico Madrid in his eyes.
Here’s what he said for the Official UEFA Champions League Podcast (27/2/2020): “Liverpool have already won the league practically in England. So have they still got the competitive edge? Also, they can’t keep going the way they have been in the two-legged ties and the heroic comebacks. It’s got to come to an end soon. And I don’t think there’s a better side in Europe who will break the game or frustrate them than Atletico. I think Atletico will go through.”
We’ve already seen how frustrating and tough to break down Simeone’s men can be – with Jurgen Klopp himself venting his frustration following the first leg – and it’s fair to assume they’ll adopt a similar approach in the second leg, especially since the clash will take place at Anfield.
It’s interesting that Bradley is so confident, however, and even though Liverpool may be losing that competitive edge, they can still muster comebacks and simply outperform their opposition as they proved against Barcelona last season.
Needless to say, we’re in for quite a hectic return leg but to say the Reds are down and out would be premature.
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