Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA
Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA
Tony Evans
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Tony Evans

Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano antics have stoked the fire for an epic Anfield showdown

  • Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are itching for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the Spanish team
  • Simeone and his players are in for a raucous welcome on Merseyside

Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA
Atletico Madrid players celebrate after taking a 1-0 first leg lead over Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 tie. Photo: EPA
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Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist