Last night Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League at home to Atletico Madrid. The Reds absolutely battered their opponents and thoroughly deserved to go through but they were cruelly robbed by a goalkeeping error and an archaic away goal rule. One man saved the visitors more than most, Liverpool fans have been full of praise for Jan Oblak.

Liverpool fans have been singing the praises of Jan Oblak.

Liverpool fans have been singing the praises of Jan Oblak. (Photo by Pablo Morano/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Reds are licking their wounds this morning, having once again had their Champions League hopes dashed by goalkeeping blunders.

Adrian can’t be blamed entirely, he was never meant to play tonight – he was brought in as a backup we never thought we’d need.

Kopites have every right to be optimistic about the future following that performance. The outfield players couldn’t have done anymore, they absolutely dominated the game and should have progressed – you just can’t legislate for some things in football.

One thing you can’t legislate for is two goalkeepers have such contrasting games. Liverpool fans will be seeing Jan Oblak in their nightmares, the Slovenian put on a masterclass, pulling out nine saves to keep his side in the tie.

If they didn’t have their first choice keeper then it would have been a slaughter.

This Red appreciated that their shot stopper is in the same echelon as our own.

One fan said he has huge respect for the Slovenian, saying that he was the difference between the sides.

 

However, one supporter believes that we made it a bit too easy for him.

RedMenTV believe that it was a tale of two goalkeepers last night.

This fan believes that Oblak is the most underrated keeper in the world.

But what else can we do but chalk it up to ‘that’s football’?

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