Atletico Madrid dropped two points in La Liga this weekend as Sevilla hit them for two at home.
Los Rojiblancos were unrecognisable from their sly 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League, and a Spanish football journalist has labelled them ‘Jekyll & Hyde‘.
Dermot Corrigan, a writer for the Independent, Tweeted: ‘Another Jekyll & Hyde from Atletico – ahead of Anfield biggest take-away is Joao Felix is fully fit and sharp, and anybody’s guess who plays right back and left back.‘
Another Jekyll & Hyde from Atletico – ahead of Anfield biggest take-away is Joao Felix is fully fit and sharp, and anybody's guess who plays right back and left back.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) March 7, 2020
While I don’t want it to seem like I would celebrate a player being injured, Joao Felix returning ahead of the Champions League fixture on Merseyside is far from a positive for Liverpool.
The Portugal starlet has managed six goals in 27 appearances this season for Atleti, but it’s not his goal-scoring form that should worry the Reds.
Felix has the ability to unlock defences with ease, and can create something from nothing in a pinch, which is something we can relate to Roberto Firmino.
The Spaniards are due at Anfield next Wednesday to do their best to hang on to a 1-0 lead. It’ll be a tough test for the La Liga giants, as the Reds got back to winning ways against Bournemouth over the weekend.