Match Day

Liverpool fans commend Jan Oblak’s performance at Anfield

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Plenty of Liverpool fans acknowledged the outstanding performance given by Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in last night’s Champions League clash at Anfield.

The 27-year-old made no fewer than nine saves for the visitors as they won 3-2 after extra time to advance to the quarter-finals, his imperious display contrasting with that of opposite number Adrian, whose error led to Atletico’s first goal and altered the course of the tie.

Some noteworthy saves pulled off by the Slovenian included a stop to thwart Roberto Firmino early in the second half and a fine save to keep out Georginio Wijnaldum just before Firmino put Liverpool 2-0 ahead early in extra time (as per Sky Sports). BBC reporter Phil McNulty named the the Atletico ‘keeper as his man of the match, citing his “colossal presence in the penalty area” as he “claimed countless crosses”.

On a night when Atletico faced 34 shots but Oblak was beaten only twice, these Liverpool fans on Twitter commended the performance of the visitors’ goalkeeper at Anfield, with one Kopite saying that he “taught everyone a lesson” last night:

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