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Liverpool fans not fussed by Diego Simeone’s “Anfield formula” boast

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Many Liverpool fans have laughed off brash comments from Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone ahead of the teams’ Champions League clash at Anfield tomorrow night.

Speaking to Marca, the Argentine said that he has created an “Anfield formula” to get at the Reds and exploit perceived weaknesses in their defence, with @AnfieldEdition on Twitter informing followers of the Atletico manager’s claims.

The La Liga outfit take a 1-0 lead with them to Merseyside for tomorrow’s second leg knowing that, in order to advance, they need only to avoid defeat or lose by a one-goal margin if they can score. They won the first leg despite having fewer shots and a mere 27.4% possession, with Saul Niguez’s fourth-minute goal proving decisive.

While that defeat set in motion a five-match sequence without a clean sheet for Liverpool, Atletico do not exactly boast the most fearsome of attacking units. They have netted just 31 La Liga goals this season, with only one team in the top 13 scoring fewer, with Simeone renowned as a pragmatic manager who prioritises defensive solidity and quick counterattacking (as per The Guardian).

These Liverpool fans on Twitter were unperturbed by the Atletico manager’s comments, with one drawing a mocking comparison with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to his preference for counterattacking football:

Liverpool fans, what did you make of Simeone’s brash claims ahead of tomorrow night’s clash? Comment below with your views!

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