Anfield Stadium is definitely not going to pose any threat to Atletico Madrid, judging by the jokes aimed at Liverpool by the Atletico Madrid Club President, Enrique Cerezo.
Atletico Madrid will take a slender 1-0 lead to Anfield on March 11 after beating the holders 1-0 in the Spanish capital on Tuesday night.
Liverpool is the only team to have failed to register a shot on target in a Champions League game so far this season and it can be attributed to Atleti’s resilient defending.
"Anfield is a great stadium but it's old. It probably wouldn't pass the UEFA inspection if it had to do it," President Cerezo said.
Liverpool is known for its comeback abilities, like the memorable night in Istanbul or last season’s heroics against Barcelona, so a little 1-goal margin will seem like light work for the club.
However, Atleti has earned the right not to be over-awed at Anfield after the way the team humbled Liverpool in the first leg.
The creative and overpowering Liverpool side was rendered impotent in front of the goalpost, as Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated on the touchline.
Atletico pulled through the rare feat of stopping Liverpool from scoring even without their right-back, Kieran Trippier, and club-record signing forward, Joao Felix, who were both injured.
Diego Simeone's tenure has earned the club a pair of UEFA Europa League trophies, as well as Champions League final appearances in 2014 and 2016, and also his abilities to humble big clubs on the big stage.
The victory over Liverpool makes many recall Atleti’s previous victories over Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the 2016 UEFA Champions League.
Can Liverpool put a goal past the defence of Atletico Madrid at Anfield?