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Rope-A-Dope: How Liverpool Lost A Treble

182 minutes into Liverpool and Atlético Madrid’s round of 16 battle of the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish outfit were awarded a free-kick from roughly 30 yards out. With the game otherwise going to extra-time, Renan Lodi sent the ball into the Liverpool penalty area where Saúl Ñiguez was waiting to head home for victory. The goal was ruled out for offside but, whether they knew it or not, this was the moment Liverpool lost the Champions League.

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UCL Preview: Atlético Madrid vs Liverpool

A force that cannot be stopped. An object that cannot be moved. If only there was a saying that could accurately summarise what this match promises to be.

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UCL Group E: What To Expect

What Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp have managed to accomplish in the past three years stops just short of perfect. Having reached their second consecutive Champions League final, their performances in Europe were matched by their performances in England. Dominant display after dominant display, the 97 points they reached is the third-highest total in the history of the Premier League. Sadly, for them, it is the most points scored by a team without winning the title. Just short of perfect. Picking up where they left off, Napoli, Salzburg and Genk are in for a wild ride.

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