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James Milner Wants Another Famous European Anfield Night

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The Reds need to overcome a deficit when Atletico Madrid come to Anfield.

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Liverpool FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Liverpool left Madrid one goal down in the first leg of the round of 16. They’re looking to change all that when Atletico Madrid travel to Merseyside to take on the Reds at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Ask any Liverpool fan and they could likely list half a dozen memorable and storied European nights at the stadium. In fact, go ahead. In the comments, tell us your favorite Anfield European matches. Anfield is well-known as a particularly difficult place for teams to play at, especially since Klopp came around.

Vice-captain James Milner hopes to play up that advantage on Wednesday against Diego Simeone’s men and deliver another night to remember. After some disappointing results, the Reds bounced back with a victory against Bournemouth, which should put them in a good headspace for this big clash.

“I think obviously coming into that game off the back of a good result is pleasing, it gives us a good feeling,” Milner admits.

”The crowd will be right with us, they were with us again today, and it’ll be a special night – it always is, so it’s down to us to turn around a tough result. We know how good they are, we know how well organised they are but hopefully we can push them all the way and overturn that and have another special night at Anfield.”

With the state of European football in flux right now due to the coronavirus, every relatively normal match is already a gift. Now the Reds just need to make sure that gift also comes with a victory and qualification into the next round, whenever that might be.