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Atlético Madrid: Trippier has his future mapped out

The Atleti right-back chatted to 'The Daily Mail'. He admits he is open to returning to the Premier League one day and hopes to eventually go into management.

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Atlético Madrid: Trippier has his future mapped out

Kieran Trippier is looking forward to this evening's meeting with Liverpool at the Wanda. The last time he faced the Reds in the Spanish capital was in the Champions League final when he was still with Tottenham. In an interview with The Daily Mail he also reflected on happier moments, such as Atleti's epic 2-3 win Anfield and winning LaLiga last season. He also confessed that one day he will return to the Premier League, following rumours which linked him to Manchester United over the summer.

Winning LaLiga: "The beers were flowing, everyone was singing. The gaffer was all over the place as well, he was buzzing. It was just an unbelievable feeling. I came here to try to achieve great things and I'd won the league. I just tried to take it all in".

Simeone: "He's a winner. 'Look at his record since he's been at the club — eight trophies in 10 years. He's relentless".

The future: "I've learned so much from him that will serve me as a player, or for when I move into a coaching career.. Who knows, maybe further down the line I would like to be a manager. Who knows at the end of my career, I could play for Dyche again and get a coaching role with him. I would love to play in the Premier League again".

Memorable win

Beating Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League: "It was strange night because I think they had about a hundred chances. I was speaking to some of the lads before the game because I wanted to let them know how intense it was going to be. When Liverpool play at home, it really is 100mph. Looking back now, I don't think it should have gone ahead (a pandemic was declared on the day of the game). I didn't realise it at the time as I was just focusing on the game. It's after the match when I realised, 'Yeah, this is getting out of control now".

Luis Suárez: "When you play against him he is the worst player you'll ever come up against, but he's definitely someone you want on your side. It's just his presence. You know when you see someone like that walk through the door it gives the players a lift, they see a winner. He's a big joker as well. It's just the whole package, he's a great player and a wonderful person".

Being suspended: "When I saw my team-mates suffering on the pitch, I put all of the blame on myself. Real Madrid and Barcelona were catching us and I felt like that was my fault".