29 Feb 2020
Obviously, the Madrid giants went into an ultra-defensive mode to pick up the win but they should get credit, given they were able to restrict the runaway Premier League leaders to zero shots on target. Obviously, the players from Atleti were elated with the 1-0 win at home but Robertson has warned them that the tie is not finished until the reverse leg at Anfield.
He told: "The corner just ricocheted, it was tight but onside. We gave them the best possible start and that gets the fans behind them and then they start falling over and getting under the skin a bit. We put in a decent performance and we know we can be better. We've got a second leg to put it right. They celebrated as if they won the tie after the game. They are coming to Anfield and we know our fans will be there."
The defeat was only the Reds’ fourth of the campaign, considering the Community Shield game. Their attack has been hugely effective wherever they have played this season but they could not find answers to the defensive resolve shown by Diego Simeone’s side. Still, they can turn the tie in their favour at Anfield but they need to be wary of conceding the away goal.
As things stand, the Reds may require three goals at their home ground, suppose Atleti are able to find the net. Prior to that game, Liverpool have to face West Ham United, Watford and Bournemouth in the Premier League. In between those fixtures, they have a FA Cup fifth round tie against Chelsea on the road.