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Andy Robertson and Virgil Van Dijk react after Liverpool loss to Atletico Madrid.

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Liverpool need a comeback at Anfield next month after they were beaten 1-0 away by Atleti.

Andy Robertson blasted Atletico Madrid's players for "falling over" through out their Champions League last-16 first leg tie on Tuesday night.

The Reds fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano as Saul Niguez’s early goal secured the win for Diego Simeone’s side.

Liverpool, who are clear favourites to go through to the next round of Europe’s elite competition, will need to come from behind to thrash Rojiblancos at Anfield in March, and Robertson can’t wait for what will be a cracking match in three weeks time, saying “we know our fans will be there”.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Reds full-back said: “The corner just ricocheted, it was tight but onside. We gave them the best possible start and that get the fans behind them and then they start falling over and getting under the skin a bit.

“We put in a decent performance and we know we can be better. We've got a second leg to put it right.

“They celebrated as if they won the tie after the game. They are coming to Anfield and we know our fans will be there.”

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk added: “We conceded the goal from the corner, first chance for them, not even a chance. Bit of luck.

“The message at half time was to keep playing. We had the ball most of the game but unfortunately could not create massive opportunities. We still have another 90 minutes to set it right.

“It is the way they play. It is a bit of the Spanish football as well and you have to adapt but we knew it and I feel we handled it pretty well.”



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