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James Milner posts his Twitter verdict following Liverpool's Atletico defeat, says he is proud

Liverpool’s James Milner has posted on Twitter in the aftermath of the Reds’ 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid last night.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) James Milner of Liverpool FC and Thomas of Atletico Madrid battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp’s European defence was brought to an abrupt end following the German manager’s first Champions League defeat at Anfield as Liverpool were eliminated at the round of 16.

The Reds delivered a stunning second-leg performance for 90 minutes as Simeone’s Spanish outfit somehow survived a second-half onslaught with Liverpool ultimatley thwarted by the impenetrable Jan Oblak.

In the space of three weeks, Liverpool have been dealt four defeats in their previous six matches and have been knocked out of the Champions League as well as the FA Cup.

Despite all the doom and gloom, the Reds still have the small matter of wrapping up the club’s first league title in 30 years which they can achieve with two more league victories.

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Following the defeat, vice-captain Milner took to Twitter to credit fans as well as his teammates as Liverpool gave everything to the cause but ultimatley fell just short of the line.

He said: Not the finish we wanted – but players & fans gave it everything till the end. I’m proud to be part of this great club.”

Liverpool will now turn their attention back to domestic action with the Merseyside derby vastly approaching.

Klopp’s team can still win the title at Goodison should Sean Dyche inspire an improbable victory at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

The Reds mathematically require just two wins from their remaining nine matches to be crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years.

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