Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Reds will turn their attention away from the Premier League and to the Champions League when they face the Rojiblancos
Liverpool travel to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, and will continue their title defence at the Wanda Metropolitano – the ground where they were crowned winners for the sixth time last June.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had far from an easy time securing qualification to the knockout stages, needing a win against RB Salzburg in the final group stage game to progress to the next round, but won their group and are now among the favourites to win back-to-back Champions League titles.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, finished runners-up in a group that consisted of Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen, and are looking for a return to the sort of continental form that saw them reach three European finals between 2014 and 2018.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool on U.S. & UK TV
|Game||Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool|
|Date||Tuesday, February 18|
|Time||8pm GMT / 3pm ET|
|Channel (U.S.)||Watch TNT / TNT USA|
|Channel (UK)||BT Sport 2|
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Atletico Madrid team news and injuries
|Position||Atletico Madrid squad|
|Defenders||Gimenez, Arias, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Vrsaljko|
|Midfielders||Thomas, Koke, Niguez, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo, Carrasco|
|Forwards||Felix, Morata, Correa, Costa, Saponjic|
Diego Costa is also a doubt for Diego Simeone’s side, while Alvaro Morata could feature.
Atletico Madrid predicted starting XI: Oblak; Arias, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Vitolo, Koke, Thomas, Saul; Morata, Correa
Liverpool team news and injuries
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Fabinho, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold|
|Midfielders||Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Lallana|
|Forwards||Firmino, Mane, Salah, Origi|
Both Sadio Mane and James Milner returned to action on Saturday against Norwich after a spell on the sidelines, with the Senegal forward likely to reassume a starting position.
The likes of Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri are still expected to be unavailable for Tuesday’s clash.
Liverpool predicted starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane