Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie against Atletico Madrid isn’t over ahead of their second leg clash slated for Anfeild on March 11.
Klopp and his Liverpool lost by a solitary goal on Tuesday in Madrid but the German has is asserting confidence that their home support will help them overturn the deficit as they seek to defend their title.
“Our people will be ready, welcome to Anfield, it’s not over yet,” Klopp said, as quoted by The Evening Herald.
Liverpool was not poor on the night, but they were far from their best but their previous outings at Anfield should give them some hope as a lot of teams have struggled to topple them when backed by their vociferous home fans.
But Atleti is not any other team with Diego Simeone known to be one of the most brilliant coaches tactically more so when it comes to defending a lead.
The loss in Madrid wasn’t received well with Klopp and defender Andy Robertson with both having the belief that it was just a setback.
Klopp accused their hosts of trying to convince the referee to send off Sadio Mane with Robertson warning their opponents that they won't have an easy ride when they arrive in England.