Klopp: " Atletico is a machine "
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp appeared at a press conference on Monday, the day before facing Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
He praised Diego Simeone’s team, Atletico Madrid despite the ongoing crisis in Spain.
“Are Liverpool the favorite? The best games we’ve played are out of home. The match against Barcelona last year when we lost 3-0 was the best we have played. “If we come up against Atletico, a good result will help us, but I have nothing to say about this situation.”
“If there is a team that has to be 100 percent it is Atlético. When you work you will have the opportunity, if not you will not. There’s a reason Atletico have come so far in the Champions League. They have had this team for some time, with some changes but with players with experience. I see a machine team, whatever happens, they are there and if you lose concentration they will cause you problems. If you lose the ball, you will have trouble. ”
“We are not badly organized, we respect different aspects of the game and we do not feel like the winners of last year’s Champions, we are contenders to win it this year. The story is there, but we know that you have to leave your skin on the field to achieve something. ”
“Simeone? Eight years have passed and it’s still exciting, it’s impressive. He is one of the best. We’ve exchanged messages after the big losses and wins and tomorrow will be interesting. “