Jurgen Klopp and Reds fans react to Liverpool drawing Atletico in Champions League round of 16


Liverpool were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the 2019/20 Champions League Knockout stages on Monday

The defending champions will now face a two-legged affair against the Los Colchoneros after making it through the group stages of the competition alongside Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp's side are paired with the associate team of the stadium where they won the competition last season and the Liverpool boss have reacted buoyantly to the news.

"It's an interesting draw," said Klopp.

"Before the draw I actually thought it would be Madrid – either one of the two clubs – and that’s the way it is,’ Klopp said from Qatar, where Liverpool are taking part in the Club World Cup.

"Madrid is the place where we only have fantastic memories, all of us, so that’s great, but this time we play Atletico there and it’s their home ground.

"It's a tough one, but if you go through all of the draws, there are pretty much four or five potential finals already in the last 16.

"So, really, really good; a good draw. A difficult game like it should be, but how we most of the time think and say, I don’t think Mr Simeone is running through his living room and is happy that he got Liverpool.

"It will be a tough game. Two teams who are used to playing intense football, different styles and slightly different organisation of course, but both are ready for intensity and that makes it pretty tough for both."

Meanwhile fans of the reigning champions have also given the same reaction, regarding the the venue where they beat Tottenham in the Champions League final last season.

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