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Liverpool knocked out in defence of European title but domestic league nears

Liverpool were surprisingly knocked out of the Champions league, which meant they failed in their defence of the title. The reds were also looking to reach their third final in succession but on this occasion could not get past Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.

 

They went into the second leg at Anfield, looking to overturn a 1-0 loss, so were strong favourites to progress through and very well supported by punters using offers at bookmakers.tv. Georginio Wijnaldum scored the only goal of the game, which meant the match went into extra-time. Roberto Firmino then added a second and his first goal of the season at Anfield, which it appeared would be sending Liverpool through to the final eight.

 

However, the visitors responded minutes later through Marcos Llorente, who then added a second just eight minutes later. This meant that Liverpool now needed to score two further goals, which they were unable to do, as former Chelsea player Alvaro Morata then added a third on the night for the Spanish side. The result meant that Atletico Madrid progressed through to the final eight, winning 4-2 on aggregate and both ties.

 

This was a tough result to take, as Liverpool dominated the second leg with 72% possession and creating 34 shots, with 11 on target. Despite this result, Liverpool are still in the process of producing a memorable season, as they draw ever nearer to picking up the Premier league trophy.

 

However, the league has now been postponed due to the coronavirus, which is now being stated as a global pandemic. It has now resulted in endless sporting events being cancelled, with the European championships also being postponed until next year. The Olympic games have also now been postponed and will now take place next year.

 

The Premier league are now looking at a solution in order for this current season to be completed, with Liverpool just a few points away from the title. From 29 matches played, Liverpool have picked up 82 points, winning 27 matches, drawing one and losing just one. This meant the side have built up a lead of 25 points over defending champions Manchester City, who do have a game in hand.

 

Liverpool are now just two wins away from the title, so it is simply a matter of times until they are crowned the champions. So the big question now is, when will the current Premier league season be finished, with the continued postponement due to the coronavirus.


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