The current Champions of the UEFA Champions League, Liverpool were tonight humble at Anfield by Athletico Madrid (2:3), Agg(2:4).
Four losses in six games and counting for Jurgen klopp’s side. What could be wrong?
Liverpool started well and did everything right when Gini Winjaldum gave the Reds the lead in the 43rd minute with a thumping header to beat Joan Oblak.
Athletico Madrid had Oblak to thank for the Series of saves he made in the second half to keep the Spanish sides hope alive.
Liverpool star man Mohammed Salah was quiet in the first half but came to live towards the end of the normal 90minutes.
Diego Simeone side had a goal dissallowed in added time of normal 90 minutes, an offside call was made by the Referee and it was correctly adjudged.
The game went into Extra time and Atheletico stayed back and soaked the pressure just like they did all through but this time with other plans in mind.
4 minute into Extra time, Roberto Firmino scored a second goal for Liverpool with an assist from Winjaldum. First goal for the Brazilian this season, unlike Firmino.
The Brazilian forward scored a goal everyone thought will be more than enough to take Liverpool through to the next stage.
Simeone was sited scratching his head after his team Conceded, in less than 3 minutes Marcos liorente who replaced Diego Costa
The Spaniard Made the best of Adrian error to give the Visitors an all important goal Making it almost impossible for Liverpool to bounce back.
what a time to score his fourth career goal.
Anfield fans where seen leaving the stands with more than 20minutes to the end of the match.
They knew Liverpool now needed 3 goals within that time frame and not conceding any and that was mission impossible.
Alvaro Morata left-footed shoot beat the Liverpool stand in goalkeeper to put the game to rest and send the champions packing from this season Competition
Liverpool have fallen at the last 16 stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2006 (Vs Benfica), also as the reigning champions after lifting the trophy in 2005 at this season’s final destination – Istanbul.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are out of almost all competitions for this season except the premier League title which they can be contented with.