Atletio Madrid player Marcos Llorente has taken the bizarre step to name his dog ‘Anfield’ after his heroics for the Spaniards at our famous stadium four weeks ago.
The 25-year was introduced on Merseyside in extra time and dealt a double blow to the Reds to effectively finish off the game.
Roberto Firmino thought he had won us the tie with a goal early on in extra time, after some Gini Wijnaldum heroics to level the score in 90 minutes, but Atleti kept pushing and pushing and were able to capitalise on a rare error from Adrian.
Llorente scored twice, before Alvaro Morata dealt the final blow with just minutes left on the clock – but the game was already over.
The midfielder has now taken the step to name his dog after the home of Liverpool, as a way to remind him of that one game (half an hour, really) he played in 2020.
Marcos Llorente has only gone a fucking named his dog Anfield! pic.twitter.com/704o8m7cZG
— AtléticoFans (@AtleticoFans) April 3, 2020
We think it’s a bit of a weird decision for the Spaniard to take, but can’t knock the lad’s taste in name – Anfield is a wonderful choice and we hope the pooch can offer some much-needed pet therapy to its owners during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.