“It’s double bad news for us, as it’s terrible for Spain and Liverpool,” midfielder Xabi Alonso said after the game. “We are going to suffer from his unavailability.
“I saw him devastated because he was in pain and it’s not the first time this has happened to him while playing with Spain.
“It’s a blow while he was in a good goalscoring form.”
Alvaro Arbeloa agreed with Alonso, adding: “We saw him upset because it’s another muscular injury at an important moment. He was dying to play against Atletico Madrid.
“We are hopeful this isn’t too serious at the end of the day and that he will be back soon because his absence is a blow for Liverpool.”