Liverpool star Milner spotted in crowd as U19 side beat Fernando Torres’ Atleti

James Milner was spotted at Liverpool's Kirkby academy to watch their Under-19 in UEFA Youth League action on Wednesday afternoon just hours before their first-team clash in the Champions League.

With both ties coming against Atletico Madrid, the Spanish youngsters were coached by former Reds hero Fernando Torres with his former opponent Milner watching on keenly.

The former England midfielder remains sidelined by the hamstring issue he suffered in their win over Manchester United in October, and would later watch his senior team-mates taste victory after watching the youth side triumph.

The U19s moved closer to progression with Max Woltman finding the target after missing a penalty before captain Jarell Quansah found space inside the box to score after a corner.

Following that defeat for Torres, attention turned to the first-teams with Jurgen Klopp once against facing off against Diego Simeone following their 3-2 away win in October.

With Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane finding the net, much of the talk was bout the red card shown to Felipe with UEFA having to outline why he was dismissed during the second half.

Before the fixture all the talk had been about Simeone failing to shake the hand of Klopp, with the Argentine saying that it was nothing personal and that he simply rushed into the dressing room because of his frustration of the result.

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"I've already explained myself after the first match," Simeone said at his press conference.

"I don't like the handshake greetings after the match as they are the emotions of two different sides in different emotional minds. So I don't like that greeting after the match.

"I know in the UK it is a custom and all about chivalry, but I don't share it and I don't like the falseness. So I behave as I feel.

"I don't know Klopp as a person, but he is a great coach and has been great everywhere he has been. I don't give an opinion on other teams, we are coaches and we all have to respect that."

"I respect him a lot," said Klopp.

"We don't know each other but I respect what he is doing at Atletico, absolutely exceptional against strong sides year after year. Really impressive.

"The handshake? If I knew he doesn't do it, then I wouldn't try it.

"We were both emotional [after the game in Madrid] but now I know he doesn't like to do it, so no problem. Then we can all go home happy but between the handshakes, it's an important game, which I am more concerned about."

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