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Llorente reflects on the ‘most magical night’ of his career

Marcos Llorente - Atletico Madrid
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The Spanish midfielder caused heartbreak for the home fans by producing a stunning performance in his last visit to a packed Anfield.

It was Atletico Madrid who was responsible for handing Liverpool their worst memory of the 2019/20 season.

Liverpool were the defending champions in the Champions League last season and were widely expected to retain their crown for a second successive time.

Also, their inspiring form in the Premier League already had them as favorites to win the title. And many backed Jurgen Klopp’s men to end a 30-year-long wait with something special – by completing a double of domestic and continental trophy.

However, their European dream was put to an end after a 4-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Atletico.

Atleti defeated the Reds 1-0 in the first leg before traveling to Anfield and beating them 3-2.

Marcos Llorente played a part in all three of his side’s goals in the second leg, scoring twice in nine minutes before assisting Alvaro Morata‘s last-gasp strike to spark a dramatic comeback.

“Anfield was the most magical night of my career,” Llorente declared in an interview with Club del Deportista, via Marca. “It was my best game, for everything that it brought.

“Winning at Anfield, going through the tie against the European champions. Doing it all together, with all the hard work and the team’s struggles, we managed to get through.”