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Liverpool are preparing to host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday, March 11.
The first leg between the teams ended in Atletico’s 1-0 win.
Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp gave a press conference, where he provided an injury update on Jordan Henderson, Alisson, spoke out on Joao Felix and more.
On Henderson and Alisson: “Hendo is ready. Ali will not be [for Monday].”
On possible behind-closed-doors games: “It’s not about me as a manager, it’s about being a human being. Some things are more important than football and we realised that in this moment. We need time to find a solution for that. I don’t know enough.
“Whatever will be decided, we will respect. It’s clear that we will accept that but I don’t know how much sense it will make in this moment. That is how it is.”
On Joao Felix: “Wow. young and so skilled, a nice combination. We saw the last game, looked intense after a long break, tomorrow will be too. We need to keep them busy where they don’t want to be. He has speed, creativity and a football brain. He can cause probs.”
On Mane sub in Madrid: “We spoke but we will mention it again. In a similar situation, I wouldn’t do the same. We have a big chance to fightback in this game. We need always a ref who is aware of situations like this. We have to deal with this.
“Sadio did nothing wrong. Everyone runs against his elbow or whatever. We expect an experienced performance from Ateltico. It is an area of the game we can better and we have to show that. Higher speed, switches, play around and in behind their formation.”
source – LiverpoolECHO