Robertson recalls in his book the defeat at Anfield against Atlético

If there is one night that athletes will remember for many years, it is that of the March 11, 2020. That day, the mattress team visited the mythical Anfield on the second leg of the round of 16 to face European champions Liverpool. He had a 1-0 lead thanks to Saúl's goal at Wanda Metropolitano and the game reached extra time after Wijnaldum's goal. In overtime Firmino scored the second goal ‘red’, which meant the momentary elimination of Atlético and at that moment the great protagonist of the night came out, Marcos Llorente. Simeone decided to place the rojiblanco midfielder very close to the area and the result could not be better: scored two goals that turned the tie around and Morata made it 2-3 definitive, which certified the Madrid pass to the quarterfinals.

That match It was a turning point for Atlético, but also a hard blow for Liverpool and its players. Good proof of this is the book written by the Scottish left-back of the 'reds', Robertson, in which he dedicates a part of it to talk about that night. The middle ‘Liverpool Echo’ has reproduced part of that segment of the text. Robertson assures that “I was exhausted, I felt sad and obviously defeated. Atlético de Madrid had just won at Anfield and our moment as European champions was over. I just wanted to go home to start facing defeat”.

In addition, of those bad feelings, Robertson assures that he was remembering a specific play for a while of that fateful night for the then current European champions. “There is a moment that I kept remembering for a long time and I wished I could go back and fix things. I shot the crossbar. I knew that the opportunity I had in the second half was one of the best we were going to have. Everything seemed perfect. After Salah's shot I got the ball, it was my birthday. Behind the goal was The Kop and, if he had hit the ball well, nothing would have stopped him from entering, not even Oblak. But Trippier leaned on me just as I was coordinating to kick and … That was the moment I had constantly in my head for the next 24 hours”.