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Simeone lauds “intense, adaptable, great” Liverpool

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Diego Simeone has paid tribute to his side’s Champions League opponents, Liverpool, as he explains why they are a “great” team.

Deigo Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are preparing to face Liverpool in the knock out stages of the Champions League.

Simeone’s side is having an indifferent season at best, while Jurgen Klopp’s side is breaking records and making history.

In the Argentine’s pre-match press conference reported by Marca, he is full of compliments for his opponent.

Although while he considers both the team and his opposite number great, he still has every confidence that his side can win.

He said:

“We are facing a fantastic team, really well-trained by a Coach who is different and has different alternatives in his team.”

“We have always spoken about great teams throughout time and I have no doubt this Liverpool is going to go down in history as a great team.”

“It is different to teams that we have admired in the past.”

“This team is much more intense, more adaptable.”

“It makes me admire it as a rival, with all the work that a great Coach like Jurgen has done.”

When asked about his side’s chances, Simeone is still confident.

He added:

“Of course we can win, I deal in facts and with our qualities.”