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