UEFA Champions League Make Or Mar For Liverpool Against Athletico Madrid - Sportelo class="post-template-default single single-post postid-441 single-format-standard wpusb-position-fixed-active default-content-layout align-content-left elementor-default">

UEFA Champions League Make or Mar for Liverpool against Athletico Madrid

UEFA Champions League Make or Mar for Liverpool against Athletico Madrid 1 Sportelo

Champions Liverpool battle it out with Athletico Madrid in the second leg of the Round of 16 at Anfield.

The return of their Captain Jordan Henderson, who was out with a hamstring injury is expected to give Liverpool the needed Boast.

It

On the other side, the Reds will be without their number shot-stopper Alisson who sustained a Hip injury.

The reds are current champions of the UEFA Champions League and are expected to cross this hurdle with Ease, especially with Anfield fans behind you.

Overturning a 1 goal deficit does not look like an uphill task for the Champions but against Athletico, one would not know what to expect.

Liverpool form has dipped of late with three losses in five games in all competitions.

Athletico, have one goal advantage courtesy of Saul Niguez header, an away goal for the Spanish team will need Jurgen Klopp’s side needing three goals.

Diego Simeone’s side is known to be defensively disciplined having only conceded just 5 goals in the entire campaign of this season UEFA Champions League.

Athletico Madrid will welcome back Joao Felix, the Portuguese missed the first leg of the encounter due to injury.

UEFA Champions League Make or Mar for Liverpool against Athletico Madrid 2 Sportelo
Joao Felix (GettyImages)

Jurgen klopp at the press conference earlier today

“Anyone who comes to Anfield tonight thinking of previous occasions and feelings here, I’m cool with that. But it has to be channeled into a mindset of ‘I want to feel it again’. So, remember all the things that brought you to that feeling – player and supporter.

“The key word tonight will be ‘intensity’. Madrid will have it – we know this. So we must have higher intensity, in the positive sense, in all that we do.

“Our visitors’ supporters will be passionate and loud. Cool! We can be better if we are prepared to work for it. Our visitors’ players will be focused, prepared and hungry. Cool! We can be better if we are prepared to work for it.

Liverpool have never lost against Atletico Madrid at Anfield in two previous European meetings, drawing 1-1 in the Champions League group stage in 2008-09 and winning 2-1 in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final in 2009-10.

Liverpool line up

Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Lonergan, Fabinho, Milner, Minamino, Lallana, Origi, Matip.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *