Atletico Madrid have eliminated Liverpool from this season’s UEFA Chmapions League.
The second leg of the last-16 tie at Anfield went into extra time, and a balanced game turned on a catastrophic blunder by Liverpool goalkeeper, Adrian, due to injury to Alisson.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, seeking to win the trophy for a seventh time, thought they had overturned Atletico’s 1-0 advantage from the first leg, when Roberto Firmino’s first goal at Anfield this season at the start of the added 30 minutes gave them the lead in the tie.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half header was full reward for Liverpool laying siege to the Atletico goal for much of the first 90 minutes.
However, as Klopp’s side sensed another memorable victory in the prestigious competition, Adrian, deputising for the injured Alisson – paid the price for a dreadful clearance, as substitute, Marcos Llorente, pounced with a low finish to secure Atletico’s crucial away goal.
Llorente struck again with another composed finish in the 105th minute, and with the spirit draining out of Liverpool and their supporters, former Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata, added insult to injury with a third in the dying seconds, to send Atletico through to the last eight.