UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid to Anfield for round 4 of this year’s Champions League group stage games. The match kicks off at 08:00 pm(GMT) with Dutch referee Danny Desmond Makkelie assigned to this particular game. An intensive game is expected at Anfield on Wednesday evening, as a win for either side will be key to their UCL campaign.
Liverpool are on a good run of form this season. The Reds have won four and drawn one of their last five competitive games. Their last match was a 2-2 draw at Anfield against Brighton and Hove Albion, when the Reds threw away a 2-0 lead. Sitting top of group B with 9 points in the Champions League, a win will seal Liverpool’s qualification into the next round of the competition.
It’s been a mixed season so far for Atletico Madrid. The defending La Liga champions have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five competitive games. Atletico ended a run of successive draws over the weekend when they trashed Real Betis 3-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Sitting third after three group stage games, a win will be important to Atleti’s UCL campaign this season.
The last five competitive meetings between these two sides have seen Atletico win three, with Liverpool winning the other two games. The last meeting between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid was in the reverse fixture this season, in a game Liverpool won 3-2. The Reds almost threw away a 2-0 lead when Atletico came from two goals down to draw 2-2 but a red card to Antoine Griezmann and a Mo Salah penalty resulted in Liverpool winning 3-2.
Atletico will be without key players such as Antoine Griezmann, Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar when they travel to Anfield. Considering the form of Liverpool, who are on a 17-game unbeaten run, and the form of key players like Mo Salah, the Reds are expected to edge pass Atletico at Anfield in this Champions League fixture.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Jota, Mane
Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Felipe, Gimenez, Hermoso; Trippier, De Paul, Koke, Carrasco; Felix, Correa; Suarez