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Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid Prediction and Match Preview

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid  Prediction and Match Preview

Liverpool will aim to complete a memorable double over Atletico Madrid when they welcome the La Liga champions to Anfield for Wednesday’s Champions League Group B encounter.

The Reds prevailed 3-2 at the Wanda Metropolitano last month but found themselves frustrated against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

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Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann remonstrates with referee Daniel Siebert before being shown a red card on October 19, 2021

Luckless Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita returned from injury in time to start against Brighton but lasted just 19 minutes of that draw before being taken off with a hamstring issue.

The Guinea international is sure to miss out here alongside James Milner and Harvey Elliott, and it remains to be seen if Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara will be cleared to play as Klopp continues to cope with an injury crisis in midfield.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could therefore start alongside Henderson and Curtis Jones this week, while Diogo Jota will hope to displace Roberto Firmino at the tip of the attack.

Atletico striker Griezmann joins Stefan Savic on the naughty step for this fixture, although Wednesday’s game marks the latter’s final game of a lengthy European ban.

2020 Anfield hero Llorente is unlikely to be passed fit for this encounter, while Thomas Lemar has been ruled out by Simeone and Geoffrey Kondogbia remains doubtful due to concussion.

Felipe ought to join Jose Gimenez and Hermoso in the back three if Kondogbia cannot feature as an emergency centre-back, while Angel Correa, Joao Felix and Luis Suarez should all feature up top in Griezmann’s absence.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Jota, Mane

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Over 1.5 Goals

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