Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen doubled his assessment that his old club earned a promotion to the quarterfinals of the Champions League ahead of Atletico Madrid. Criticising Diego Simeone’s defensive approach after they kicked the Reds out of Europe.
Owen: Liverpool still the best team in Europe
Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen doubled his assessment that his old club earned a promotion to the quarterfinals of the Champions League ahead of Atletico de Madrid. Criticizing Diego Simeone’s defensive approach after they kicked the Reds out of Europe. Atlético came into a 1-0 lead, keeping Jurgen Klopp’s charges from breaking their goal in his previous meeting at Wanda Metropolitano in February. Saul’s early strike in Madrid marked the beginning of a recession in form for the elected Premier League champion. Who has now lost four times in his last six games. Nevertheless, Owen believes that Liverpool remains the best team in Europe, despite entering the Champions League. Saying after the match that the players of Atletico will feel starry after they take a double over the current champions.
The Reds absolutely pumped Atletico
He told reporters: “Atletico Madrid players there will sit in their dressing room and look at each other and say: “Oh my word, how good was the team that we just beat there? We have never played anything like this. The Reds blew them up for 90 minutes.”Fans on social networks quickly noticed that a fair amount of the current Rojiblancos’ current team have faced both Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at their peaks in La Liga. At the same time, they also got the best from the crazy Bayern under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
Indeed, many consider the creation as an integral part of Simeone’s tactical style to protect the leaders and punish teams on the oncoming line, the Argentinean boss seeks to gain the weaknesses of the sides, and not to take the approach of total attack and leave himself in a vulnerable position. However, Owen went on Twitter on Thursday morning to reiterate his original thoughts, again taking on Simeone. He wrote: “Please spare me this inevitable nonsense of Simeone. There is nothing ingenious inputting 11 top-class players for the ball.” Liverpool “absolutely pumped them throughout.” Klopp himself could not resist, having a breakthrough in Simeone’s tactical arrangement, but now he has to poke his Liverpool on the eve of the Merseyside derby on Monday.