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‘Welcome To Anfield’, Klopp Warns Atletico


Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp expects a really totally different environment at Anfield will assist flip his aspect’s Champions League final 16 tie with Atletico Madrid round after a 1-Zero first leg defeat within the Spanish capital on Tuesday.

Saul Niguez’s early strike inflicted simply Liverpool’s second defeat of the season in all competitions with a senior workforce.

The holders had been pissed off by the hosts’ playacting and Polish referee Szymon Marciniak’s efficiency as Atletico boss Diego Simeone whipped the Wanda Metropolitano crowd right into a frenzy.

“Wow, that’s energy!” Klopp instructed BT Sport when requested about Simeone’s touchline antics.

“I don’t suppose I’ve to do this a lot to be sincere (within the second leg), I hope I could be targeted a bit of bit extra on the sport.

“Our folks will probably be prepared. Welcome to Anfield! It’s not over but.”

Klopp changed Sadio Mane at half-time with the Senegalese prone to being sent-off as Atletico gamers surrounded Marciniak demanding a second yellow card for the African participant of the 12 months simply earlier than the break.

“He was targeted that was clear,” added Klopp.

“Sadio performed a very good first half and so they solely factor they wished is to ensure he will get a yellow card.

“For me we didn’t lose, it’s solely half-time, the rating is 1-Zero that’s all. However you have to be actually robust as a ref on this environment, that was clearly not straightforward.”

The guests had been additionally riled by the celebrations of Simeone and a few of his gamers at full-time after they secured a victory that might kickstart at faltering season.

“They’ve celebrated as if they’ve won the tie after the game, so let’s see,” mentioned left-back Andy Robertson.

“We’ve acquired a few weeks, Premier League enterprise to maintain, after which we’re coming again to Anfield.

“We all know our followers will probably be there, we’ll be there, so it’s as much as them to return as properly.”

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