Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid reaction: They lost because of Adrian! – Nicol | Champions League


Liverpool’s hopes of defending their Champions League title were ended as they fell to a stunning 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno recap a breathless match at Anfield and delve in what went wrong for Jurgen Klopp’s team. Nicol places the blame directly at the feet of Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian and exclaims “that’s why you spend millions on a keeper!”

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  1. They only talk about IF IF IF Liverpool chances ended up goals, should but binocular steve take off your spectacles. How about tons of Atletico Madrid gold chances???

  2. Liverpool shoots in first match at Madrid :BIG ZEROOOOO That's why Atlético won . And guess who was the goalkeeper Exactly Allíson. In the second match Adrian didnt received goal in 90 minutes. Blaming Adrian is just for bad salty losers.

  3. Didn’t defend well? Only conceded 11 shots ON TARGET and only 1 goal for 90 minutes. Atletico needed 15 minutes to have HALF the amount of shots on target as Liverpool and scored 2

  4. And when they lost the first league who’s fault is that ? When they lost against Watford in premier league whose faults is that ? When they lost against Chealse in fa cup whose fault is that?

  5. 70% possession of Liverpool means Jan Oblak is 70% "drilled and Adrian is 70% "undrilled". Don't blame the Goal Keeper. Liverpool have unlucky finishing.

  6. Stevie your wrong yet again, our players should have played well in the first leg with ALLISON in goal so stfu blaming Adrian, I'd expect better from you than to scapegoat our second string keeper

  7. Premier League football is over as well. So no Premiership Champions as well! Ha ha ha 😀
    Maybe next year Liverpool or then again Maybe not?!! 😀 Ha ha ha. Luv it!!

  8. Ale is Latino right? I thought he should be the one backing Spanish teams, instead he just follows the rest of the crew

  9. That's exactly why they lost, when i saw this goalie, i knew he would through or kick it out to the other side. Has he had a bet?

  10. Lol..what he say they lose bcoz of the goalkeeper..are the only player is the goalkeeper..loser always try find an excuse and reason..but if they win something else would come up eg. Nice you feel what barcelona felt last year..comeback is real..

  11. It never felt like a it was 'one of those nights' game, Liverpool were on top, once Andrian did what he did, then whole team, stadium became deflated.

  12. Liverpool have been off form for a while and they tot they were through before the whistle 4-2 is not a case of not taking their chances…..If If If If does not exist in Football

  13. It’s bad for the CL because the competition has lost a far better team than Atletico. Atletico are just boring to watch and don’t have any attacking quality. The defence and GK are good, but the attack and midfield is poor. That being said, Liverpool should have taken their chances, and it's the price they pay.

  14. Don't blame adrian …as a 2nd keeper what more do you expect than that..he did his job …we just couldn't end athletico in many chances wasted..don't blame the poor guy it's a team sport.


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