- Feb 16, 2019
It's not that Liverpool were bad only against Atletico, they were bad against everyone in February 2020. The team reached a slump and wasn't playing anywhere near their best. The second half against Atletico in the second leg was by far Liverpool's best performance in February and Oblak made countless fantastic saves, keeping Atletico in the game all by himselfI have always said Liverpool have been a great team this season but throwing statements like if they played like Leicester against Athleti they would have won is not wanting to recognise that a team can play a defensive system and defend well.
No, a team that doesnt make mistakes would not always end 0-0 because, the superior team will have that quality to break a team down by brilliant play, Liverpool have shown it numerous times.
Liverpool have been fantaastic and play a brand of football that if you give them a sniff, they will strangle you, that is why if you want to have some success against them, you cannot give them those opportunities.
Re Barca, that Barca team was one of the best ever footballing sides, there are no comparisons. The way they pressed teams, there was no way out for teams and ofcourse when you are that good at winning the ball and have Messi in your team, it is almost impossible to play against.
Manutd found that out in 2 CL finals.