Who Was Man Of The Match? Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool advanced to the Champions League knockout stages and secured top position in Group B with two games to spare, after a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid, who had Felipe sent off in the first half.
Liverpool defeated Atletico 3-2 at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Antoine Griezmann receiving a red card before Mohamed Salah scoring the game-winning penalty in the reverse fixture.
Jurgen Klopp’s side got off to a quick start, with Trent Alexander-Arnold supplying assists for Diogo Jota’s opener on 13 minutes and Sadio Mane’s tap-in eight minutes later.
Trent is our Man of the Match for his superb attacking and defensive display.
Just before halftime, Atletico suffered yet another loss when Felipe was sent off for a foul on Mane, who seemed to have a clear path to goal, leaving the LaLiga team with ten players.
After the break, Liverpool failed to increase their advantage, with Joel Matip and Jota both wasting excellent chances, while Luis Suarez’s goal was chalked off by VAR for offside, much to the pleasure of the Liverpool fans.
Atletico Madrid tried to claw their way back into the game but were denied as Liverpool controlled possession and took all three points.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has now gone 25 games without losing in all competitions.
Let’s check out Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s MOTM worthy stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 92
Goal contribution: 2 Assists
Cross completion: 5(2)
Key Passes: 4
Clean Sheets: 1