The Rojiblancos star scored twice in extra-time throughout an unforgettable experience on Merseyside, that saw the European Championships stripped of the crown.
The Reds’ final outing prior to the coronavirus lockdown watched them lose their grip on the esteemed continental crown.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico side came at Anfield trying to shield a narrow one-goal edge based on home soil in Spain.
Liverpool turned the tie on the mind, with Roberto Firmino shooting them 2-0 in the front of the nighttime after 94 minutes of activity. Jurgen Klopp’s side then endured the most striking of collapses, together with costly mistakes from goalkeeper Adrian leading to their death.
Llorente netted two for the Rojiblancos in the area of eight minutes, before Alvaro Morata finished the scoring in the dying minutes.
Having defeated the continent in 2019, Liverpool were left licking their wounds 12 weeks.
Llorente told Marca of his encounters in a dramatic competition: “They began to place us into a position to assault and with the next aim we knew we had no option but to move forward. They had countless opportunities and I believe they thought they’d done with all the goals, but together with our response they freaked out”
He discovered the target again ahead of the break from extra-time, with Liverpool left with a hill to climb.
Llorente, as a holding midfielder, is hardly renowned for his art in the last third of the area, together with all the 25-year-old admitting that luck favoured him Merseyside.
He added: “On the very first goal I dropped the ball squeezed the goalkeeper, who gave us back the ball. At the instant, when Morata gave me the ball that I looked behind and no one had been with me. I took the photo, I am not utilized to being in these situations!”
The large of dethroning Liverpool was countered with the reduced of an enforced break through a worldwide health catastrophe, without a decision was taken as yet concerning the resumption of Champions League contest.