MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Atlético de Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone during the Audi Cup 2017 match between Club S.S.C. Napoli and Atlético de Madrid at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Difficult tie” but “not fearful of anyone” – Fans react as Liverpool draw Atletico Madrid

Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 and Reds supporters had a mixed reaction to the draw.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side made it through to the knockout stage last week after victory away to Salzburg saw them top Group E.

Liverpool were drawn against Atletico in Nyon on Monday morning, with the Liga side arguably representing the Reds’ toughest possible opponents.

This will be the first time the teams have met in the Champions League knockout rounds, having last met in the Europa League semi-final in 2010, when Atletico prevailed on away goals.

The ties will take place in February and March, with dates to be confirmed later on Monday.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Twitter and Facebook, as Liverpool prepare to return to the Wanda Metropolitano after last season’s final success.


There was understandable concern from some…

“Very tough draw, going to be difficult to break down their stubborn defence.”

Jason Rowlands on Facebook.

“Difficult tie.”

Nathi Ntfulini on Facebook.


Others weren’t too worried, though, especially given Liverpool’s brilliance and Atletico’s mixed form recently.

“Everyone saying it’s a toughie wonder what Atletico are thinking.”

Paul Woodhead on Facebook.

“Tough draw but that’s the business we’re in. Looking forward to it immensely.”

Russell Walker on Facebook.

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