Liverpool are 1-0 down from the first leg and failed to score an away goal in Spain. However, if there is one ground you’d want to return to and hope to overturn a first leg deficit then it is Anfield.
Liverpool have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions and had to come from behind to beat Bournemouth on Saturday. They aren’t playing at their best but Klopp will hope the potential return of Jordan Henderson, coupled with the Anfield crowd, will galvanise his side.
As Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield in all competitions this season, coupled with only two wins in Atletico’s last 15 on the road, the best hope the Spanish side have is to sneak an away goal and cling on at the back.
Liverpool– Andrew Robertson and Jordan Henderson have returned to training in the build-up to Liverpool’s second leg against Atletico Madrid. They will require further assessment but it would be a surprise if they didn’t both start on Wednesday. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Fabinho has been particularly poor for Liverpool in recent matches and there is a case that he should really be dropped. It would, however, be a massive call from Jurgen Klopp in a match of this magnitude.
Alisson is a major doubt for Liverpool after missing the 2-1 win over Bournemouth through injury. Adrian looks set to start in goal for the home side.
Atletico Madrid- Injury woes have eased since the first leg and they now have Joao Felix, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata available to pick from in attack. Thomas Lemar was also back in training on Monday.
Diego Simeone will have to pick between Kieran Trippier and Sime Vrsaljko at right-back on Wednesday.
Thomas Partey was suspended at the weekend but will line up in central midfield against Liverpool.
Jose Gimenez was back on the bench at the weekend after a lengthy spell out injured. Simeone would ideally like to start his best centre-back here but Gimenez hasn’t played since the start of the year and his inclusion would be a gamble.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Atletico’s last 6 games (Champions League).
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