Simeone makes big claim about Liverpool, after Atleti beat them in the Champions League

Atletico Madrid's coach from Argentina Diego Simeone gives a press conference in Baku on October 17, 2017 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Qarabag FK...

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid last night in Champions League action.

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone sits on the bench before the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Copenhagen at the...

Diego Simeone has told MaxiFoot that Liverpool remain the best team in the world, after his Atletico Madrid side beat them 1-0 last night.

Liverpool were the favourites to win in the Spanish capital, but Atleti put in a famous defensive display to topple Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Simeone’s side scored early on through Saul Niguez, and then soaked up a huge amount of Liverpool pressure throughout the match.

It was an impressive defensive display from Atletico, as they put themselves ahead in the tie.

 

But Simeone claims that he still thinks Liverpool are the toughest team to play against in world football.

“When you work as a team, in a block, you can do whatever you want. It's not the best party ever because we didn't win a trophy,” Simeone said.

”Don’t forget. The best team in the world came here, and we beat it.”

Diego Simeone, Coach of Atletico Madrid celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in...

Liverpool actually were limited in the chances that they created against Atleti, despite having much of the ball.

Mo Salah had two openings and Jordan Henderson also went close, but outside of those two opportunities, Liverpool struggled to create much else.

Atleti still have it all to do to qualify from the tie though, as getting a positive result at Anfield in the second-leg will still remain a very difficult challenge.

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