Atletico Madrid suffer key injury blow during Liverpool defeat

Atletico Madrid have suffered a big injury blow on the back of their defeat to Liverpool.

Diego Simeone‘s men came up just short in the Champions League clash on Tuesday night, losing 3-2 after Mo Salah’s penalty in the second half.

Atleti had come from behind thanks to an Antoine Griezmann brace, but the Frenchman was later sent off, and things unwound for Los Rojiblancos after that.

Atletico now face a tough challenge to win the group, now five points behind Liverpool after three games, but in the short-term, there is worse news than that.

Key midfielder Marcos Llorente has suffered an injury setback after coming off the bench in the game.

Llorente was a doubt for the fixture, but he was risked off the bench, and he has now suffered a setback to his thigh injury.

The Spain international has already started rehab treatment, but it is not clear just how many games he will miss.

What is clear is that he will miss this weekend’s key La Liga clash with leaders Real Sociedad.

Tags Atletico Madrid Champions League Diego Simeone Liverpool Marcos Llorente