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Liverpool trio post emotional messages after Champions League exit

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Liverpool trio post emotional messages after Champions League exit

Andy Robertson and James Milner have spoken of their pride despite a crushing defeat.

Liverpool exited the Champions League at the round of 16 after losing 3-2 after extra time to Atletico Madrid at Anfield.

The Reds were leading 2-0 on the night but a devastating final 15 minutes of extra time ended their participation in the competition for another season.

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Liverpool’s goals were scored by Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino, who netted his first goal all season at Anfield.

Los Rojiblancos roared back thanks to a brace from Marcos Llorente and a late Alvaro Morata strike.

Following the game, James Milner has taken to Twitter to speak of his pride at being a part of Liverpool, despite their latest setback.

The 34-year-old was introduced in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the second half of normal time and did well.

He was restored to the bench after filling in for Andy Robertson on Saturday at left-back.

His superb goal-line clearance from a Ryan Fraser effort went viral afterwards and Milner always puts a shift in for the club.

Scottish defender Robertson was also keen to thank the Liverpool supporters after a disappointing Anfield affair.

He too took to Twitter to speak of his pride at playing for the football club.

 

Dejan Lovren wasn’t included in the 18-man squad last night and the £100,000-a-week defender could leave in the summer.

He also took to Twitter though to give his assessment on the defeat.

It shouldn’t take Liverpool too long to get over this disappointment and in the next few weeks, they should clinch the Premier League title.

Of course, it will hurt seeing their grasp on the Champions League slip but they must switch their focus quickly.

Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s men is a trip across Stanley Park to face Everton who will almost certainly smell blood.

They will relish the chance to offer Liverpool a first Merseyside derby defeat in nearly 10 years; subsequently making them wait for their first Premier League crown.

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