UCL Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool – key stats, H2H, line-ups, prediction

Liverpool vs Atletico Prediction - Simeone giving no clue to prepared Klopp
Liverpool vs Atletico Prediction - Simeone giving no clue to prepared Klopp

Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool in a blockbuster Group B clash in the UEFA Champions League.

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Key Statistics

  • Liverpool have made a perfect start to the Premier League this season, winning 5 and drawing 3 in 8 games. They are also unbeaten in the Champions League, winning both the games against AC Milan and Porto.
  • Atletico Madrid‘s form has been topsy-turvy this season, as they are fourth in the La Liga table and have picked up a draw and a defeat in the Champions League.
  • Atletico came out on top when they faced the Reds in the Champions League round of 16 in the 2019/20 season.

Head to Head

Los Rojiblancos have an impressive track record against Liverpool, winning three of their previous six encounters. The Reds have managed only one win.

Recent form

Atletico Madrid: W W L D W

Liverpool: W D W D W

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid may haven’t been at their best this season but back to back wins against AC Milan and Barcelona have given them more impetus ahead of the game against Liverpool.

Luis Suarez was on target in both the games and he would look to haunt his former club Liverpool as he did against Barca before the international break. The Uruguayan striker has racked up 5 goals and 1 assist this season.

Furthermore, Los Rojiblancos would look to take advantage of their impressive record against the Reds in the Champions League.

Diego Simeone is well aware of the fact that even a draw could have its consequence in the group of death.

Possible line-ups

Jan Oblak; Mario Hermoso, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Felipe; Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Rodrigo De Paul, Koke, Thomas Lemar; Joao Felix, Luis Suarez


Liverpool doesn’t have the fondest of memories with Atletico Madrid, as they got eliminated from their hands in the round of 16 in the 2019/20 season.

While the Reds’ record against the Spanish side doesn’t look good, their blistering form this season shows that they are serious contenders for the title.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are yet to lose a game this season and the game against Atletico would be their biggest test yet.

Mohamed Salah can be a menace to Atletico’s defence due to his sensational form.

His strike partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are also looking in good form, with the latter netting a hat-trick against Watford at the weekend.

Possible line-ups

Alisson; Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, James Milner, Jordan Henderson; Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah


Atletico Madrid 1 – 1 Liverpool