The Reds would be pleased with the ultimate result they were able to make up as they claimed a vital away win in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
It was expected to be a high-profile meeting between both sides and yes it was as the match lived up to the (billing) initial match expectation before the game.
Simeone and his men met a solid Liverpool side who were very much determined for nothing else but a win as they lost to Mohamed Salah's inspired visitors at home.
Following the win for Liverpool, Goalballlive.com reveals the three (3) key talking points from the Athletico Madrid loss to the Reds in the fixture.
Liverpool Get A Well Deserved Revenge
Vengeance was going to be in the picture here as Liverpool ensured that they left the Metropolitano Arena with all the three available points in this tie.
Having lost painfully to Athletico Madrid some seasons back they had it in mind to pay the Spanish side back in their own coin when they meet in the match. And that was what they did in securing the win against the Athletico side away from home.
Liverpool has been involved in some European classics over the last couple of years, but this one was a special one as they ensure they left the Madrid town with their heads up.
Diego Simeone's Show Of Dismay
The Argentine boss was one of the major talking points in this clash after he couldn't hide his feeling following the loss at home to Liverpool.
He left the match notably on a sore note in the wake of the defeat. It was expected that he would get to shake hands with his opposite number Jurgen Klopp based on the spirit of sportsmanship at the end of the game.
But Simeone was nowhere to be found as he left the dugout in dismay showing how bad the loss was to his team on the night.
More Drama Amid The Match Thriller
It was a night of intriguing performance as some of the best players in the world displayed their onus on the field of play.
The talismanic figure of Mohamed Salah and Antoine Greizmann was on the score sheet twice with the former sealing the win for Liverpool 12 minutes from time via the penalty spot.
But it was the latter who gathered much rave view as he went from hero to zero when he was sent off in the highly entertaining contest for Athletico Madrid.
That means he would be missing from his side next outing in the UEFA Champions League from all indications.
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