Yesterday, Liverpool was knocked out of champions league by Rojiblancos 4-2 On aggregate.
Bad luck to the team that created 28 chance and had 34 shoots, and they lost to the team that tried to defend spaces, then counter.
Atlético used their same way to defend deep closing central area and push teams to wide areas.
But also they pressed high in specific situations and for limited time trying to stop & slow down Liverpool fast play & high tempo.
Klöpp was clear in his attacking philosophy, he tried to kill Atlético through their left side with Arnold and Salah plus Chamberlain, that move to right side to make overloads with 3vs2 against Lodi & Saùl.
Liverpool made a great work through this side.
Salah and Ox were the most players to shot, 7 and 6 times.
Salah created 4 chances, Arnold 7, Ox 2 and even wijanldum who created 4 chances and played the most time in central and left area created 3/4 through right side.
It was a nightmare to Lodi.
Firminio was a typical no. 9, not moving in channels and between lines to create overloads & links between the team.
Klöpp’s idea was to keep attacking depth in the final third, with wijanldum movement into box to increase attacking depth and compensate Bobby dropping between lines, this was clear in the 1st goal that came from a lot of work from the team, the Advantage That the team had in the right side with Wijnaldum Movement.
In the second half, Liverpool tried to press more & infiltrate through their left side to stretch the pitch more to break the compact low block.
So Simione entered llorente to stop Liverpool idea, he preferred to replace his striker who just won 1/5 ground duels “Costa” and keep Felix with his technique, talent and ball controller to help team in attacking phase with pace, directness and movement without the ball of Corrêa.
Klöpp reacted to protect his team from being concedes a goal, transfered wijnaldum to right channel instead of more direct and attacking Chamberlain, and entered More experienced Milner to help team mentally plus his tactical role in left channel helping Mané and Robertson.
In Extra-time, with another cross and in the same way and same position and same way and technique.
Then, Adrian came and killed all the work that had done by his team through his big mistakes & error lead to goals.
In the end, it was a big and entertained night for football fans that they also deserved it after the late actions of Corona Virus.