Atletico Madrid is going head to head with Liverpool starting on 19 Oct 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Madrid city, Spain. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group B.
Atletico Madrid played against Liverpool in 2 matches this season. Currently, Atletico Madrid rank 2nd, while Liverpool hold 1st position.
Start date: 19 Oct 2021 19:00 UTC
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Referee: Daniel Siebert, Germany
Head to Head Record
AET: Liverpool 2-3 Atlético Madrid
FT: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
AP: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Liverpool
Atletico Madrid Team News
Stefan Savic, the banned Atletico defender who is already ailing, has two more games on his suspension, while midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia will miss the trip to Anfield if he is booked, but could be needed at centre-back.
Jose Gimenez, Matheus Cunha, and Marcos Llorente, all of whom may be eligible to play this week, have been given a triple injury boost by the hosts.
If Kondogbia is drafted into the back three, Luis Suarez will need no extra motivation to beat his former team this week, while Rodrigo de Paul and Thomas Lemar should also start in the centre.
Liverpool Team News
Following their late returns from international service, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker and Fabinho travelled directly to Madrid, where they are expected to replace Caoimhin Kelleher and James Milner in the starting XI.
At Vicarage Road, Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold were both certified fit to play, but Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott are still out.
After an injury scare with Portugal, Jota was placed on the bench at Vicarage Road with this game in mind, but the forward will find it difficult to replace Firmino following his hat-trick at the weekend.
Atletico Madrid XI:
Oblak; Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso; Trippier, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Carrasco; Suarez, Griezmann
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
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