Atletico Madrid ​goalkeeper Jan Oblak claims he is unfazed by his side's upcoming Champions League clash with Liverpool, though he did admit that Jurgen Klopp's side will prove difficult opponents.


Atletico and Liverpool will face one another following Monday's Champions League draw, with the last 16 fixtures in line to take place next February 18 and March 11.

Jan Oblak

However, the Slovenian seemed unperturbed by the idea of facing the reigning European champions, and remains confident that his side can progress to the quarter-final.


"​Liverpool is a great team, it has good players, but we face it with great enthusiasm," Oblak said, in quotes carried by AS. "I hope that in the field we show what is necessary to pass.


"They are playing very well, but they are two games and anyone is complicated. I have no doubt that if we do things well we can move to the quarterfinals.


"It does not scare me because, although there are great players, in Spain there are others and you get used to it. I just I think about doing it in the best way."


The first leg is set to take place at the Wanda Metropolitano - the stadium which hosted Liverpool's Champions League triumph over Tottenham in June - but the Slovenian keeper is not thinking too far ahead.


"We are still in December and the season is very long," the 26-year-old added. "In the league we are all close and in the Champions League we have managed to move to the knockout stage, which was not easy."

Naby Keïta

Atletico's general manager Clement Villaverde has also warned Liverpool that his side will not make life easy for their English opponents, revealing to Movistar (via Inside Futbol) that 'we will have to focus on our work and we will not make it easy for the European champions."


​Atletico qualified after beating Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in their final group stage game, while Liverpool also left it late to qualify, seeing off a tricky RB Salzburg side in their previous European outing.


However, Diego Simeone and his Atletico team find themselves under intense scrutiny at the moment, struggling to cope with the loss of key players such as Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

Diego Pablo Simeone

Los Rojiblancos struggled to score goals this term, and currently sit in fifth place in ​La Liga, six points off fierce rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid.