Defending champions of Champions League Liverpool are are out of the tournament after Atletico Madrid beat the Reds 3-2 at Anfield to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

According to Evening Standard, having gotten a 1-0 advantage, Atletico headed into the second leg of the last-16 tie courtesy of their win in Madrid.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half header sent the sides in level 1-1 on aggregate with 45 minutes left to play.

Jan Oblak played his role effectively, making crucial saves to deny Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, and the game went into extra-time.

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was in top form and displayed class when he put Liverpool in front four minutes into extra-time, but a big call from Diego Simeone was to prove drastic.

Simeone made a tactical sub when he took off Diego Costa 55 minutes in, prompting a furious reaction from the former Chelsea striker.

Marcos Llorente cancelled out Firmino’s strike in the seventh minute of extra-time to put Atletico ahead on away goals following an error from Adrian.

Llorente then struck on the stroke of half-time in extra-time to leave Liverpool needing two goals to progress, but another Simeone sub – Alvaro Morata – scored with seconds left to seal a 4-2 aggregate win and end Liverpool’s Champions League defence.