Trippier explains how Liverpool trio held key to Atletico win

Date published: Thursday 12th March 2020 1:43

Kieran Trippier claims “breaking the press” of Liverpool’s front three was the key to Atletico Madrid’s victory over the title holders in the Champions League.

Atletico defeated the Reds 3-2 on extra time at Anfield and advanced to the quarter-finals with an aggregate of 4-2.

Diego Simeone’s side absorbed a huge amount of pressure and then hit Liverpool on the break three times in extra time to come out on top.

 

 

And Trippier claims they were always confident of creating enough chances to get the win.

Tripper told BT Sport after the match: “We knew it was going to be very difficult, even with the lead. Liverpool are a fantastic side. We needed to stay defensively strong, keep our shape and frustrate Liverpool.

“We knew we would get our chance to break the press of Firmino, [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah. We kept going and we got the win.

“We knew we’d get our chances and it’s just about being clinical in those moments.”

 

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