Kieran Trippier is hoping to gain a small measure of revenge over Liverpool when Atletico Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday night.
The right-back’s final match for Spurs came in their 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool at his new home the Wanda Metropolitano in June 2019.
Atletico face the Reds in the return leg of their last-16 tie at Anfield on Wednesday night, leading 1-0 from the first leg in Spain.
England star Trippier missed the first game against Jurgen Klopp’s men due to injury, but after undergoing surgery he is now back and relishing another game on Merseyside.
Trippier admits he has an opportunity to take ‘small revenge’ over the Reds by eliminating them from the competition, although he knows it will be incredibly tough.
“Anfield is one of the best stadiums to play in. The fans are amazing, I have talked with my teammates about the atmosphere there,” Trippier said.
“They will try to be as intimidating as possible, but we have to go with a mentality to qualify. It will be complicated, but we are ready for the challenge. Our fans are very important, we hope to get the result we want.”
Meanwhile, Luis Garcia believes Liverpool have the “power” to progress past Atletico on Wednesday night.
The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid midfielder believes Jurgen Klopp’s men will edge though the tie, despite being 1-0 down from the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano. Read more…