ATL vs LIV Dream11: Liverpool return to the stadium where they won their sixth Champions League title eight months ago as hosts Atletico Madrid entertain the reigning champions at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the round-of-16 1st leg on Tuesday night (IST).
Host: Atletico Madrid Visitors: Liverpool Competition: Champions League Match Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium Capacity: 68,456 Match Timing: Tuesday night, February 19, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Atletico Madrid to win: 3.50 (5/2), Probability to happen: 28.57% Liverpool to win: 2.20 (06/05), Probability to happen: 45.45% Draw: 3.20 (11/5), Probability to happen: 31.25%
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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Team News:
Atletico Madrid Team News:
Injured have eased up on Atletico Madrid ahead of their seaosn-defining game against Liverpool as only two players are on the injury list ahead of this game, with Joao Felix, Kieran Tripper and Hector Herrera missing the game.
Strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa both are back to full fitness and have been named in the squad.
How Atletico Madrid may line-up?
Diego Costa is back following a lengthy injury spell, while Alvaro Morata is also in the squad. The duo could start the game but with Angel Correa is good form, one of Morata or Costa may have to start off the bench.
Koke and Thomas Partey will definitely be in the midfield, with Saul Niguez on the left flank. On the right side, either Marcos Llorente or Yannick Carrasco will be given the nod.
At the back, Renan Lodi, Felipe, Stefan Savic and Santiago Arias will be lining up in front of star goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Atletico Madrid key players:
Angel Correa: His most productive season so far, with five goals and as many assists this season.
Saul Nuguez: Puts in a lot of work on the pitch, and is one of the most consistent players for Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa: Holds a good record against Liverpool, and will be a threat to Klopp's backline.
Atletico Madrid named the following squad tp face Liverpool:
Winger Xherdan Shaqiri and right-back Nathaniel Clyne are the only injury absentees for the Reds ahead of this game.
How Liverpool may line-up?
Sadio Mane made a fantastic return to the team following an injury as the Senegalese superstar scored the winning goal at Norwich City at the weekend. He will be starting game, alongside his partners Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
The backline will be the same, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Andy Robertson starting and in front of goalie Alisson Becker.
The change could only happen in the midfield. Fabinho featured off the bench at the weekend, while Wijnaldum was taken off around hour mark, which suggets the duo may is likely to start the game alongside captain fantastic Jordan Henderson. That means, both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be moving to the bench.
Liverpool key players:
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool‘s leading goal scorer this season with 18 goals in all competitions.
Sadio Mane: Highlighted his importance to the team when he came off the bench to score a winner at the Carrow Road. He has 14 goals and 7 assists for Liverpool this season.
Roberto Firmino: Liverpool‘s first line of defence, and a striker who puts the team first ahead of personal accolades.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: One of the best right-backs in the world right now. His creativity can make even the best playmakers proud. He leads Liverpool with 11 assists this season.
The likes of Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson all can impact the game in the opponnets' penalty box.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool predicted playing 11:
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak (GK), Renan Lodi, Felipe, Stefan Savic, Santiago Arias, Koke, Thomas Partey, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco / Marcos Llorente, Alvaro Morata / Diego Costa, Angel Correa Liverpool: Alisson Becker (GK), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Giorgio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah