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Liverpool finally challenged in Atletico loss … but why hasn’t Premier League done the same?

CHRIS SUTTON: Liverpool finally got a Premier challenge … competition match could have led to a difficult Atletico defeat as they struggled to cope with the intense and wild side of Diego Simeone

Why has nobody in the Premier League challenged Liverpool this way?

Calling it the best competition in the world so far, Atletico Madrid, who was on average in La Liga this season, proved to be Liverpool’s biggest test of the season.

It was fascinating to see how Liverpool was once challenged. Perhaps it is because they found the Premier League an absolute walk that they found this so difficult.

Liverpool lost Tuesday evening 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano

Liverpool lost Tuesday evening 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano

I can’t remember a team that Liverpool had the same level of intensity as Atletico. They were fierce with their defensive, well organized, sharp and aggressive. Liverpool was somewhat off.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was not at its best, Virgil van Dijk was sloppy.

I thought this Atletico side was not as strong as last year, but they showed that they still have the wish.

It is a lesson for the Premier League. Liverpool earned the right in the league last season and they will have to do it again.

The leaders of the Premier League fell under the goal of Saul Niguez for Atletico

The leaders of the Premier League fell under the goal of Saul Niguez for Atletico

The leaders of the Premier League fell under the goal of Saul Niguez for Atletico

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