Champions League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

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.

Atletico are perhaps the side best equipped to nulify Liverpool, as they showed in the first leg, but they are without a win in their last six away from home in all competitions (L4, D2).

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.

Team News

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.

Alvaro Morata and Renan Lodi were both absent from training at the start of the week but Atletico expect both to make the squad to face Liverpool on Wednesday.

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.

Match Facts

Liverpool have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Atletico in all competitions.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Atletico’s last 6 games (Champions League).

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 games (Champions League).

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As at the time this post Liverpool has 1.56 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Atletico Madrid has 7.00 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 4.15.

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