Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid analysis: How much blame does Adrian deserve? | UEFA Champions League

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol, Alejandro Moreno and Frank Leboeuf break down Atletico Madrid’s 3-2 comeback win that knocked Liverpool out of the UEFA Champions League. Nicol puts the blame squarely on goalkeeper Adrian whose error led to a goal from Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente. Moreno adds that Adrian’s lack of confidence in net was palpable and agrees the Reds sorely missed injured goalkeeper Alisson.


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  • 0:42 – "reeehahsebeagb Atletico MADREEEED, other than the FAAAIRST minute of the GEEEIM…"

    but they were through 🙁

  • Liverpool is trash. White people really don't like watching browns play their sport better than them. They just can't say it.

  • STEVE 🤣🤣🤣🔥🔥🔥

  • So now for the English site it’s all on the goal keeper 🤔 what about the other players who missed chances after another?

  • Yes it was mostly the goalies fault. He looked very shaky, and
    Klopp should have fortified the defense instead of pressing forward and exposing the defense.

  • Atletico shoots on goal many times , it is like they did not watch the game .

  • Steve is so biased. They lost the game end of!

  • MasihMasih

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    Only the sore losers blame the goalkeeper for one single mistake. If liverpool was good enough, they would have scored another goal after and win it 3-1!

  • It not the goalkeeper fault because other player had chance of score and la liga defenders is better than liverpool defender

  • I wouldn’t blame Adrian tbh, he conceded three goals but he only ever made a mistake in one of them, I don’t think Alison could’ve saved Morata’s goal either, it’s really the entire team’s fault for not being “on point”

  • ALL of the blame!

  • AlohaAloha

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    LFC did everything they could. There is no need to blame anybody. Atleti is a better team and they have a better coach. That is why they won. That is all. As simple as that!..

  • " you will never walk along " it's all adrains fault 😂😂

  • When Oblak did the same mistake in first leg (26th minute), why did Liverpool not converted that into goal? It is wrong to portray that Adrian is the sole reason for the loss. Liverpool goal conversion rate was poor throughout the legs.

  • Of the 217 minutes (122 '+ 95') the two legs lasted Atleti was classified in 159 ', tied for 55' and only 3 'with the tie lost. Perhaps Simeone work should be recognized.

  • Adrian lost it. That's it. Liverpool played incredibly. They missed some chances but scored as many as they needed until Adrian. Simple as that.

  • Hahaha i love hearing stevie nicol make excuses for liverpool 🤣🤣🤣 atletico madrid giant killers

  • If you look at llorente's 2 goals you'd see that all liverpool's defense are just watching him take the shot,it's Adrian's fault that his defenders are afraid of direct contact

  • Being a goalkeeper is the toughest job in football. When your forwards miss a thousand chances, it is alright but when a goalkeeper gives the ball to the opponent, he drowns the whole team. Liverpool just fell on their face. Is it so difficult to accept that? Accept that you were unable to break Atleti's defense. Accept that your "best" front three struggled in front of that wall and most importantly, accept that you lost at Anfield and in front of your fans. Atletico only brought the Liverpool players and their fans back to the land from the clouds.

    "Welcome to Anfield."

  • this fu– steve now blaming injury but when jose loss he show his real face

  • Why do we still watch this channel?!?

  • I watched this game after it ended just to see the faces of the Liverpool players and fans when they got beat. Hahahah

  • Imagine if you interchange the keepees

  • Adrian defo lost them that game. Once he gave that ball away and they scored, they had to chase the game. I knew they were finished after that

  • Stevie sounds like a spoilt child


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    Sure, Adrian made the mistake. But, he was not at fault for the last 2 goals. And for his first mistake, yes, it is a bad one, but Felix and Llorente still had so much to do. When people say its because of Adrian, they are ignoring the facts. When you miss so many chances, fail to get a shot on target in the first leg, and when your defense can't deal with a counterattack spearheaded by MORATA then you don't get to blame it all on your goalkeeper.

  • Liverpool fans before the game: You will never walk alone.
    Liverpool fans after the game: Why did we lose the game? ADRIAN!!

  • The audacity! Lmho. If you are going to blame Adrian and say Atleti just got lucky then I dare say everything balanced out nicely. I doubt Firmino was aiming for that goal post when he scored. If the god of luck for Atletico was why Adrian passed to the wrong fellow,then the god of luck was why Oblak was drawn out of position after Firmino hit the post and buried the ball on the rebound. When it came to balance,the god of luck was thooooorrooooouughhhh

  • Llorente scored 25% of his career goals against liverpool

  • When he gave the ball away there were two Athletico players off side and Llorente was 4 on 1, the second one Van Dijk just stopped running and was 3 on 1. Adrian clearly made a mistake but his defence let him down massively.

  • Adrian 100 percent no brainer

  • Stevie need to chill and accept that Liverpool lost

  • Give adrian a five years contract liverpool plssss

  • Liverpool has been good this in the premier league coz the FA, referees and VAR are strongly on their side. The three have effectively succeeded to put the master coach Pep and Man city out of competition for liverpool to win

  • Diego Simeone is far better than Jagen Klopp. He knows how to effectively utilize resources available to him. With little budget his team is always competitive. And every year he lose his best players but still perform good

  • Liverpool should had defends their two goals lead and they was still attacking

  • Man o man Nicol is mad at Liverpool's loss😂😂

  • its not over until its over…

  • I love the shock on the faces, arrogant punks

  • Just some typical idiots trying to find someone to blame..

  • Steve this clown get so agitated for Liverpool's lost. Shouldnt be Pundit be a be less biased? what on earth is this? He is nothing but liverpool.. hahaha..

  • Exit taken quickly………liverpool
    Corner taken quickly……. Saul
    Counter taken quickly….. Morata

  • Liverpool – 34 shots, 11 on Target … … 2 Goals
    Atletico – 10 Shots, 6 on Target … … 3 Goals
    Wasn't Our Night.
    Also, Adrian, brilliant for 90 minutes. The rest we'll try and forget. At least it wasn't Calamity Karius levels.