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Top Marc: Marcos Llorente celebrates as he puts Atletico Madrid on their way to victory at Anfield last night

Top Marc: Marcos Llorente celebrates as he puts Atletico Madrid on their way to victory at Anfield last night

Top Marc: Marcos Llorente celebrates as he puts Atletico Madrid on their way to victory at Anfield last night

Marcos Llorente's extra-time double saw Liverpool's Champions League title defence come to an end at the last-16 stage as Atletico Madrid won 3-2 in extra-time at Anfield to go through 4-2 on aggregate and dump out the holders.

The Spanish midfielder pounced on a mistake from Reds keeper Adrian, deputising for the injured Alisson, to level the tie on aggregate - with Atletico ahead on the away goals rule - before striking again to ensure their progression.

Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata added the icing on the cake with practically the last kick of the game, scoring Atletico's third.

Georginio Wijnaldum had sent the game to extra-time with his first-half header that meant Liverpool finished regulation time as 1-0 winners. However Jurgen Klopp (below) and his men were left to rue a lack of finishing touch, with Andy Robertson heading against the crossbar and Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both passing up big chances that would have sent them through inside the 90.

Atletico had nearly snatched it with the last play, Saul heading in a free-kick in second-half stoppage time only to be denied by the offside flag, but Llorente made sure that wasn't to cost them as his brace dumped the holders out.

Belfast Telegraph