Liverpool have the chance to secure qualification into the knockout rounds of the Champions League if they managed to beat Atletico. Liverpool sit on top of Group B with nine points winning three games out of three. Madrid sit second in the group behind Liverpool with four points.
The Ggameweek 3 clash between the two sides was an exciting affair as Liverpool narrowly managed to beat Atletico 3-2. Mohamed Salah scored the first goal of the game to put his side 1-0 up. Naby Keita scored a stunner in the 13th minute double Liverpool’s advantage. Antoine Griezmann scored two quickfire goals to make the game level going into halftime.
The game turned on its head as Antoine Griezmann was shown a red card in the 52nd minute. Mohamed Salah scored his second goal of the game as he dispatched the match-winning penalty kick.
Liverpool come into the clash after an entertaining 2-2 draw against Brighton in the Premier League. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid smashed three past Real Betis in the La Liga.
Liverpool vs Atletico: Team news
Firstly, Naby Keita was taken off injured in the Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday. And is out of the clash. Secondly, James Milner and Harvey Elliott are also not available. And finally, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara have made steady progress towards full fitness. But this game comes too early for their involvement.
For Atletico Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar are both on the sidelines and have been ruled out of the clash. In addition, Geoffrey Kondogbia remains a major doubt for the match. Antoine Griezmann remains suspended for the clash.
Liverpool vs Atletico: Predicted line-up
Liverpool Predicted Line-up:
Alisson, Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah.
Atletico Madrid Predicted Line-up:
Jan Oblak, Mario Hermoso, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa, Joao Felix, Luis Suarez.
Liverpool vs Atletico: Match prediction
Liverpool 2-1 Atletico Madrid
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