LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool | UEFA Champions League

LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool | UEFA Champions League Time: 15:00 ET | 22:00 Cairo Local Time Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) The UEFA Champions League...
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Mo Salah

LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool | UEFA Champions League

Time: 15:00 ET | 22:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

The UEFA Champions League is back in our lives this week as the knockout stage of the competition gets underway. There are plenty of fascinating features for fans to enjoy over the course of the eight two-legged ties, with arguably one of the most intriguing being the clash between Atletico Madrid and reigning European champions Liverpool. With both still having an awful lot to play for elsewhere, it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up when they meet on Wednesday night.

Atletico Madrid

The Atletico Madrid of old have felt a little bit more lethargic than usual in recent months, to the point where they already appear to be out of the La Liga title race. While they do always appear to thrive on the European stage this isn’t going to be a walk in the park for them and in fact, many people already have them down as the underdogs. That’s the kind of tag they’ll be living for, though, with Diego Simeone being a man who doesn’t shy away from a challenge.

Trippier and Herrera are both out of action for this one whereas Felix, Costa and Morata are all doubts for what many consider to be Atletico’s biggest game of the season so far.

Liverpool

The Premier League title is almost certainly on its way to Anfield, but while they wait for their official coronation, they do need to ensure that they remain focused on trying to retain their Champions League crown. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if they wind up dropping out of the competition but with that being said, the European Cup has always felt a little bit more important to this club than most other big sides across the continent.

The only big injury worry for Klopp is the absence of Shaqiri, but aside from that, the German boss is expected to go with his strongest possible starting XI at Wanda Metropolitano.

 

LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Time: 15:00 ET | 22:00 Cairo Local Time

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