But the best teams are only as strong as their weakest links, and Liverpool have now been knocked out of two competitions in the space of eight days because their backup goalkeeper is nowhere near as good as their first choice.
Llorente, in his first season at Atletico after a controversial move from fierce local rival Real Madrid in the offseason previous year, scored his second on the counterattack in the 105th minute and Morata, another substitute, clinched victory.
To be honest, when he was terrorising defences in the Premier League, we used to rather enjoy Costa's antics, but this sort of patter is just a bit naff, don't you think?
"We don't have any limits to how much we can go through and suffer", he said.
"We accept it of course but it doesn't feel right tonight", he said.
Winning the Premier League was the goal for the season, and that alone would have been taken before a ball was kicked in this campaign, however, there will be disappointment that things unravelled elsewhere recently. "We were outstanding for 95 minutes", said the Holland captain.
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While the Slovenian was shining in goal for the away team his opposite number was having a poor game, and cost Liverpool the tie.
Liverpool's reign as European champions came to an end at the hands of Atletico Madrid as a 3-2 home defeat saw them exit 4-2 on aggregate after extra time. But we created a lot of chances, its not like we didn't create them.
It was clear from Atletico's second-half display that they were content going to extra time, with Simeone's substitutions and the squad's fitness among the key factors in their advance to the next round.
Liverpool FC are looking to reach their third consecutive Champions League final after the Reds beat Spurs 2-0 in the Madrid showpiece back in June.
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