File Photograph: Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (R) vies with Liverpool’s English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through the UEFA Champions League, spherical of 16, first leg soccer match between Membership Atletico de Madrid and Liverpool FC on the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on February 18, 2020. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP
Liverpool shall be up in opposition to Atletico Madrid within the second leg of the Champions League spherical of 16 tie on Wednesday.
A purpose within the fourth minute boosted the probabilities of Diego Simeone’s males, who received 1-Zero, within the first leg of the encounter, on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on February 18, 2020.
Though Liverpool are highly-fancied to overturn the deficit once they welcome the Spanish facet, the Reds coach, Jurgen Klopp, admitted that it might not be a simple process.
Defensively Compact Atletico
Talking in a pre-match press convention forward of the showdown on the Anfied, the German gaffer stated Simeone’s males are a defensively compact facet.
“Atletico defends you for the next six months without a rest,” the previous Dortmund coach admitted.
Klopp, nevertheless, stated his males would discover a approach to break the resilient Atleti facet, including that they’ll play a free-flowing soccer on Wednesday evening.
He stated his facet must be “nearly perfect” to come back out with a end result in opposition to Atletico Madrid.
A Historical past Of Comebacks
For Simeone, a one-goal benefit just isn’t sufficient for his workforce going into the second leg tie, admitting that Liverpool have a historical past of comebacks.
In 2005, the Merseyside got here from Three-Zero targets down in opposition to AC Milan to carry the Champions League trophy.
Final season, they overturned a Three-Zero first leg deficit in opposition to Barcelona, to achieve the ultimate of the Champions League.
And the Argentine coach agrees workforce with such historical past of “great comebacks” have plenty of methods to harm their opponents.
“They have had some historic results here [Anfied], turning matches around, great comebacks,” Simeone stated in a pre-match press convention as quoted on the Liverpool web site.
Liverpool Vs Atletico Madrid Crew Information
The English Premier League leaders have some cheering information forward of the encounter with Atletico.
Membership skipper, Jordan Henderson, is match for the sport after he received a hamstring harm within the reverse fixture in Spain.
Additionally, Andy Robertson, is on the market for choice after he missed out within the workforce’s victory over Bournemouth on Saturday within the home league.
However the 2004/2005 Champions League winners will play with out Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the tie.
For Atletico, a few of their gamers shall be free for choice for the go to to the Anfied.
Hector Herrera, Kieran Trippier, Thomas Lemar, and Joao Felix who all missed out on the primary leg of the fixture are again within the workforce.
Alvaro Morata remains to be a serious doubt for the match however his health can be assessed forward of the encounter.
Liverpool Vs Atletico Madrid Potential Lineup
Liverpool: Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Altetico Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Savić, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Saúl Ñíguez, Partey, Koke, Vitolo; João Félix, Correa
Liverpool Vs Atletico Champions League Fixture Time
The Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid second leg Spherical of 16 Champions League encounter will begin from 09:00 pm (WAT/Nigeria time).