Atletico Madrid
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 02: Luis Suarez of Atletico Madrid celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's second goal during the La Liga Santander match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on October 02, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Atletico Madrid will entertain Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano as both teams look to grind out a positive result on Tuesday night. The Madrid giants managed to secure a 2-0 victory over Barcelona before the international break, so they will fancy their chances of securing all three points in midweek.

The Reds are also enjoying an excellent run of form after picking up a 5-0 win away at Watford last weekend. We can expect the Merseyside outfit to be right up for this game at the Spanish capital.

Atletico Madrid Vs Liverpool Tactical Preview

Diego Simeone will opt for a 3-5-2 formation and could ask his players to defend their penalty box well and hit the opposition on the counter. The home team will focus on feeding some decent through balls to Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann up top.

Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make some changes to his starting XI for this game. The German head coach will ask his men to dominate the ball and find some holes in the Atletico backline during the 90 minutes.

Team News

Atletico Madrid

Stefan Savic, Matheus Cunha and Jose Gimenez are expected to be sidelined for this game. Otherwise, Simeone has no fresh injury concerns to cope with ahead of this midweek clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI

Oblak, Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Lemar, Carrasco, Griezmann, Suarez

Liverpool
WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on October 16, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Liverpool

Both Alisson Becker and Fabinho are expected to return after they were forced to sit out last weekend following their late arrivals from international duty. However, Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott will definitely miss this game. Plus, Curtis Jones is also a significant concern ahead of this clash in midweek.

Liverpool Predicted XI

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Key Men

Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann will have to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for Diego Simeone’s side up top. The defensive performance of Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso could very well end up determining the fate of this European contest.

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is currently playing at the top of his powers, so we can expect him to be Klopp’s main offensive weapon in the final third. Both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will also be full of confidence ahead of this Champions League game.

Fabinho needs to have a good game at the centre of the park if Liverpool are to come out on top in midweek.

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