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'It was incredible': Antonio Conte saw something very impressive about Liverpool when they were 2-0 down

Antonio Conte noticed something ‘incredible’ about Liverpool in their midweek win over Villarreal. He’ll come up against the Reds tomorrow.

Liverpool return their attention to the Premier League now after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League final this week. Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Anfield – a massive fixture and arguably the Reds’ toughest remaining league match.

They head into it in good spirits, of course. Their win at El Madrigal was a special one, putting them into a third Champions League final in five years. Their last one came against Saturday’s opponents and boss Antonio Conte certainly had his eyes on Liverpool’s exploits.

In fact, he says he noticed something particularly ‘incredible’ as Liverpool beat Villarreal.

“For sure we know that in this moment Liverpool are in really good form,” he said, per Football London.

“I have watched the game against Villarreal and it was incredible the calm that the team showed in a difficult situation.

“They were 2-0 down and the atmosphere was very difficult. They are one of the best teams in the world with Manchester City.”

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We think that was the big takeaway from that game, too. Liverpool were pretty dreadful in that first half, failing to match Villarreal’s energy and speed. Only, the second half showed that the Reds had a few more gears left.

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They remained calm, upped their game and scored three times within 25 minutes. It was a remarkable display of dominance but perhaps not a surprising one.

Liverpool are chasing three trophies right now, after all. They can’t afford to play every game in top gear and being able to shift up and down when needed makes sense.

Perhaps we’ll see similar on Saturday, then. Liverpool will hope to beat Spurs while exerting themselves as little as possible. Playing that way is the only real chance they have of remaining fresh for Aston Villa on Tuesday.

It won’t be easy – but it’s certainly impressive.

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