‘Anfield would not pass a technical inspection from UEFA to save it’s life’: Atletico Madrid president blasts Liverpool’s home prior to second leg of Champions League clash
- Atletico Madrid take a slender 1-0 lead heading into the second leg at Anfield
- Liverpool fans will look to inspire their team to victory at an intense Anfield
- Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has potentially started a war of words
- He has slated the iconic Anfield stadium, claiming it wouldn’t pass an inspection
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has slated Liverpool’s Anfield stadium ahead of the return leg in the Champions League on March 11.
The LaLiga giants take a slender advantage heading into the second leg of the last-16 clash on Merseyside, with Saul Niguez netting the only goal of the game at the Wanda Metropolitano in the fourth minute.
Liverpool fans are set to give Atletico a hostile reception at Anfield as they look to inspire their beloved team to victory.
Liverpool fans will look to inspire their team to victory against Atletico Madrid at Anfield
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo claimed Anfield would not pass a technical inspection
But ahead of the Champions League clash, the Spanish side’s president has potentially started a war of words when speaking about Anfield.
‘Anfield is a great stadium that is filled with great fans, but it is also very old,’ Cerezo told Gol TV.
‘But if Anfield had to pass a technical inspection from UEFA, it would not be able to do so to save it’s life.’
Diego Simeone will be desperate for his side to produce another defensive masterclass at Anfield in March but he knows a much tougher test awaits him.
Atletico will look to take notes from Barcelona’s exit from last season’s Champions League – after they won 3-0 at home before being hammered 4-0 at Liverpool in the away leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday