Liverpool’s exit from the Champions League was unexpected, to say the least, given the Reds recent success at Anfield in European competitions, but one stat from the night stood out above the rest.
Liverpool attempted 62 crosses against Atlético Madrid, the most in a single game since the 2016/17 season at least.
Trent Alexander-Arnold attempted 25, the most by a player in a single game since the 2016/17 season at least.
120 minutes, of course. pic.twitter.com/wEHoM4lDT9
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 11, 2020
As reported by Squawka, Liverpool attempted a whopping 62 crosses against Atletico Madrid as the La Liga giants claimed a 3-2 win against the reigning European champions, the most in any game since the 2016/17 season as well as the most in the modern era of the Champions League.
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The stat underlined a frustrating night for Liverpool fans, yet for rival supporters on social media, it was an enjoyable evening for them as the Reds crashed out of Europe, meaning Jurgen Klopp’s side can now only win the Premier League this season after what looked like a potential treble-winning season.
Here’s what a handful of fans had to say about Liverpool’s crossing stat on Twitter…
Catholic football. More crosses than a priest
— dave opande (@davieana) March 12, 2020
Cross and hope FC!
— RV (@itsbrunoyouknow) March 11, 2020
Yet they couldn’t cross over to the next round
— oye (@oyekanmmi) March 11, 2020
It’s end in tears 😭😆OOoin. Walking home alone
— Olayiwola Xi (@Hannabel_sf90) March 11, 2020
David Moyes must be proud
— Tamuramaro (@damnitsogood) March 11, 2020
An improvised stoke city
— Rashour⏱ (@Kiambati_) March 12, 2020
Liverpool’s exit from the Champions League means that only Chelsea and Manchester City remain in the competition from England.