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Liverpool VS Atl Madrid Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 04/11/2021

Liverpool VS Atl Madrid Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 04/11/2021

Liverpool are looking for a fourth UEFA Champions League win from four matches as they host Atlético Madrid at Anfield on Tuesday. The Reds can qualify for the knockout stages with victory, potentially allowing them to rotate the squad and rest key figures in subsequent matches against FC Porto later this month and AC Milan in December. Jürgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten since Atlético’s city rivals Real Madrid defeated them back in April, a run spanning 24 fixtures in all competitions. The reverse fixture took place at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano a fortnight ago, with Liverpool ultimately winning 3-2 via a penalty of from Mohamed Salah.

Naby Keita will miss out for Liverpool after limping off against Brighton with a hamstring injury, meaning he joins fellow injured midfielders Fabinho, James Milner and Thiago Alcantara on the treatment table. Harvey Elliott also remains absent with a long-term ankle problem. Diego Simeone has an almost fully fit squad to select his line-up from, with only Thomas Lemar and Marcos Llorente doubts as they recover from recent muscle injuries. Antoine Griezmann is banned after his red card in the previous fixture.

Atletico’s last visit to Anfield in March 2020 proved to be the final game played in England before the country went into lockdown because of Covid-19. It was also the Champions League quarter-final second leg, in which Atletico went through 4-2 on aggregate. “The world turned upside down in parts,” said Klopp about what followed.He added:  “Not sure we could have imagined it that night, though I think we all had a sense that something interesting could happen to us, to society. I didn’t know to what extent that night.”

Klopp voiced his opposition to the game at the time as, despite rates growing in Spain and the country going into lockdown, 3,000 fans were still allowed to travel. A subsequent Government report into the handling of the pandemic stated 37 people died unnecessarily as a result of that specific fixture. “It was the one game, when I thought about it later, which I never thought about like a football game. Just in my mind, it was a really strange moment,” said Klopp, whose side lost 3-2 in extra time.

Liverpool have a 100 percent record so far this season in the Champions League and sit in first place in Group B with nine points, so with a victory against Atletico Madrid they can book their place in the last 16 of the competition. Los Rojiblancos will be keen to exact some revenge at Anfield on Wednesday night, though, after losing 3-2 in Matchday 2. Stay with us on this Champions League live blog for the build-up to Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid and then updates from the match itself.This is the start of our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live blog. Our pre-match and minute-by-minute updates from this Champions League group stage game follow here and the entries nearest the top are the most recent.

Liverpool have a 100 percent record so far this season in the Champions League and sit in first place in Group B with nine points, so with a victory against Atletico Madrid they can book their place in the last 16 of the competition. Los Rojiblancos will be keen to exact some revenge at Anfield on Wednesday night, though, after losing 3-2 in Matchday 2. Stay with us on this Champions League live blog for the build-up to Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid and then updates from the match itself.

This is the start of our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live blog. Our pre-match and minute-by-minute updates from this Champions League group stage game follow here and the entries nearest the top are the most recent.Liverpool managed to leave the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with a 3-2 win just two weeks ago, but Atletico Madrid have the chance to get revenge on Jurgen Klopp‘s side on Wednesday night at Anfield.

Diego Simeone‘s side rallied back from two goals down but the eventual defeat leaves them tied on four points with third placed Porto, meaning that a positive result is of huge importance if they are to progress to the knockout stages. Liverpool, meanwhile, are sitting pretty in first place, with nine points, and victory for them on home soil would book their spot in the next round.

Anfield is a notoriously difficult place to visit, yet Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip on the weekend in the Premier League against Brighton, drawing 2-2 with Graham Potter’s side. Atletico, on the other hand, cruised to a 3-0 win over Real Betis to boost confidence ahead of their trip to England.

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