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Sport Liverpool boss Klopp sees similarities with Atletico Madrid's Simeone

07:30  17 february  2020
07:30  17 february  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Atlético Madrid v Liverpool . The German manager believes he and his Argentine counterpart have battled for little reward in years gone by. But Klopp remains wary of Simeone and Atletico , who have just one win from their past seven games in all competitions. "Their goal difference [in La Liga] is

Home Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone ’ s tactics at Atletico Madrid . After Diego Simeone took over the manager’ s position at Atletico Madrid , the club have The below video beautifully explains all the aspects of Simeone ’ s formation and tactics especially the similarity with Sacchi’ s system.

Diego Simeone wearing a hat and glasses posing for the camera

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke of his respect for Diego Simeone ahead of a trip to the Wanda Metropolitano, saying he had a similar story to the Atletico Madrid head coach.

The Premier League leaders visit Atletico in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Liverpool return to the scene of their victory in last year's final, and they are preparing to face an Atletico side that are struggling .

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But Klopp remains wary of Simeone and Atletico, who have just one win from their past seven games in all competitions.

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Diego Simeone has used Saul in a more defensive role which does not suit him. Saul, who has a confidence The similarities with the United and England legend were first made around the time Sir Alex Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez could be on his way to the Premier League this summer.

"Their goal difference [in La Liga] is they have scored only 25 which is not too many, but have conceded only 17, which is low," Klopp told UK newspapers.

"They have had massive injury problems in recent weeks, a lot of strikers missing. But [Alvaro] Morata was on the bench [against Valencia on Friday], I've heard [Diego] Costa is back in training and Joao Felix is available I'm pretty sure.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 14: Diego Pablo Simeone, Manager of Atletico de Madrid looks on prior to the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Mestalla on February 14, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) © 2020 Quality Sport Images VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 14: Diego Pablo Simeone, Manager of Atletico de Madrid looks on prior to the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Mestalla on February 14, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

"If somebody can play for a result, it's Atletico. Mr Simeone, who I respect a lot, he tries everything.

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LIVERPOOL have launched a £25million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa according to reports in Spain. Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a He is believed to be open to a move away from Diego Simeone ' s side after he struggled for game time last season, having to compete with Antoine

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insists Kevin Gameiro' s form has made up for failure to sign Atletico Madrid attempted to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea last summer Diego Simeone has been impressed by the France international' s displays Atletico Madrid completed a £28million move for the France international after failing to bring

"We have a similar story a little bit. We tried a lot and didn't win, but we still tried. I like that. He is so competitive – wow! Actually, we have a good relationship but I'm pretty sure he will forget that on the touchline because he is so animated."

While facing Atletico away shapes as being tricky, the Wanda Metropolitano will bring back happy memories for Liverpool after their win over Tottenham in last year's final.

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But Klopp said his side – who are 25 points clear atop the Premier League  – were focused on their task.

"We know that it's just a stadium, but it's a positive emotion that we have when we think about that stadium," he said.

"It was one of our greatest nights and I'm pretty sure that when the boys will go in they will see it.

"But we are not going there for a pilgrimage. For sure not. We have had enough time to let these things settle."

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