'They kill you': Angelino talks up Liverpool despite poor recent form

Sam Preston March 10, 2021
'They kill you': Angelino talks up Liverpool despite poor recent form
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RB Leipzig defender Angelino has talked up Liverpool and insisted his side remain underdogs in the Champions League tonight.

As per BBC, the Manchester City loanee spoke about the way Jurgen Klopp’s side punish mistakes.

That’s exactly what they did in the first leg of the tie, where they raced into a 2-0 lead.

Those strikes count as ‘away goals’ ahead of the return, despite the fact that both legs have taken place away from England and Germany.

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“It was tough after the game [against Liverpool] because we played a really good match. We could have put some pressure on them, scoring some of the chances we got.

“We felt like we gave them two mistakes and a team like Liverpool, with the quality they have up top, they kill you if you give them just a little bit.

“We are positive because we played a strong match and if we don’t make mistakes and put the chances away, it can turn around the situation.

“We have our chance in the Champions League – we are still alive and the vibes are good in the team, we are all positive. The pressure is more on them, not on us. We are the underdog.”

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This has never been the case on a European night before but perhaps if the game was taking place at Anfield, Leipzig would feel more confident.

That’s because Liverpool have lost six games in a row there and scored only one home goal since the turn of the year.

The neutral ground might just give Liverpool a welcome boost as they seek to build on their 2-0 lead.

Angelino’s Leipzig have already knocked out Manchester United this season and will hope to pull of a great turnaround to do the same to Liverpool.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.