Liverpool face an uphill task at Anfield tonight as they try to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Spain against Atlético Madrid. Will this be The Reds’ starting lineup?
Saúl Ñíguez scored an early goal to give Diego Simeone’s side the win at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Now, Jürgen Klopp’s Redmen must turn in another magical European performance under the lights at Anfield if they are to continue the defence of their Champions League crown.
Klopp reported yesterday that Jordan Henderson is back in contention for a starting place while Andy Robertson is also set to return.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is out, however, meaning Adrián will start between the sticks for Liverpool.
Joe Gomez is likely to partner Virgil van Dijk in central defence. Gomez, as well as Sadio Mané, is just one yellow card away from a one-game suspension in this season’s tournament.
I think Henderson will start in midfield alongside Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to get some game-time in the second half, especially if more attacking intent is needed from the middle of the pitch, late in the game.
Klopp has his three first-choice forwards available. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané will start up front for The Reds.
Liverpool’s predicted lineup (4-3-3) Vs Atlético Madrid: Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
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