Atletico Madrid will welcome Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday night as they try to pick up maximum points at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Madrid giants managed to pick up an impressive 2-0 victory against Barcelona before the international break, so they will be full of confidence ahead of their European showdown versus the Reds in midweek.
Diego Simeone will set his team up in a 3-5-2 formation and could be inclined to make a few tweaks to his first team for this game. Kieran Trippier, Sime Vrsaljko and Felipe could get a start as the Atletico boss looks to freshen up his starting XI later this week.
3-5-2 Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool
Jan Oblak will feature in goal for the home team after he kept a clean sheet versus Barca in his last outing. Simeone could opt for a back three of Kieran Trippier, Felipe and Mario Hermoso as they try to keep the in-form Liverpool attackers quiet throughout the game.
Both Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez could miss out on the game as they are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo De Paul and Koke will focus on making life difficult for the Liverpool midfielders at the centre of the park. They will also have to engineer a few decent chances for their teammates in the final third.
Yannick Carrasco will function as the left-sided wing back while Šime Vrsaljko fills in on the other side as the right wing-back. Both of them will have to find a way to neutralise the threats of Jurgen Klopp’s attack-minded full-backs during the 90 minutes.
Luis Suarez will spearhead Simeone’s attack along with Antoine Griezmann in the final third. Both Atletico Madrid strikers are expected to carry most of the goal-scoring workload up top. Suarez managed to get his name on the scoresheet versus his old club, Barca, so he will be eager to score again against another one of his previous employers in midweek.
João Félix will be available for selection on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second half if required.