Diego Simeone's Atletico side will be full of confidence coming into this clash with Liverpool, on the back of an important 2-1 win away at Milan in the Champions League and an equally pleasing 2-0 victory over rivals Barcelona in La Liga. After a goalless draw in their first outing against Porto, it was important for the Spanish side to get three more points on the table. They will welcome Liverpool to the Wanda Metropolitano hoping for at least a point from this fixture.
Their English opponents will be equally confident as they sit second in the Premier League, one of the only teams left in Europe to remain undefeated this season, and possessing an in-form Mohamed Salah who is being touted as the best player in the world right now in many quarters. The Reds followed up a 3-2 win over Milan at home by demolishing Porto 5-1 in Portugal and look set to once again go far in the Champions League this season.
Atletico defender Stefan Savic has two games left on his European ban. Jose Gimenez and Marcos Llorente could return to the starting line-up. Of all the fantastic players at El Cholo's disposal, with few injury concerns, the star of the show will of course be Luis Suarez back at his old club. Thiago, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot will be unavailable for Jurgen Klopp's side, while Allison and Fabinho flew directly to Madrid following international duty and are expected to be ready to slot in for this huge European clash.
It should be a fascinating and thrilling encounter between two teams who both harbour aspirations to do big things in this competition. It should also be a wonderful game of chess between two of the best tactical minds in the game in Diego Simeone and Jurgen Klopp.
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15 October 2021, 07:00
Liverpool FC's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Atletico Madrid's.
In the last 5 meetings Atletico Madrid won 4, Liverpool FC won 1, 0 draws.
Atletico Madrid scores 1.4 goals in a match against Liverpool FC and Liverpool FC scores 1 goals against Atletico Madrid (on average).
Atletico Madrid haven't lost in any of their last 12 home matches.
When Atletico Madrid leads 1-0 at home, they win in 88% of their matches.
The most common result of matches between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC is 1-1. 3 matches have ended with this result.
When Liverpool FC is down 1-0 away, they win 33% of their matches.
Atletico Madrid wins 35% of halftimes, Liverpool FC wins 38%.
Atletico Madrid have lost just 1 of their last 5 games against Liverpool FC (in all competitions).
On their last meeting Atletico Madrid won by 1 goals.
Liverpool FC haven't lost in their last 12 games.
Average number of goals in meetings between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC is 2.4.
When Atletico Madrid is down 0-1 home, they win 42% of their matches.
Atletico Madrid wins 1st half in 35% of their matches, Liverpool FC in 38% of their matches.
In UEFA Champions League, Liverpool FC has better performance than Atletico Madrid.
The winner of their last meeting was Atletico Madrid.
When playing at home, Atletico Madrid have not lost to Liverpool FC in their last 3 encounters.
Atletico Madrid scores 1.67 goals when playing at home and Liverpool FC scores 2.36 goals when playing away (on average).
Liverpool FC have lost none of their last 9 away matches.
When Liverpool FC leads 0-1 away, they win in 71% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC is 1.
Liverpool FC have scored at least one goal for 21 consecutive matches.
During the last 8 meetings, Atletico Madrid have won 3 times, there have been 3 draws while Liverpool FC have won 2 times. The goal difference is 7-6 in favour of Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid scores 1.67 goals when playing at home and Liverpool FC scores 2.45 goals when playing away (on average).
When Liverpool FC leads 0-1 away, they win in 72% of their matches.
Liverpool FC have lost none of their last 10 away matches.
Atletico Madrid wins 35% of halftimes, Liverpool FC wins 40%.
Liverpool FC haven't lost in their last 13 games.
Atletico Madrid wins 1st half in 35% of their matches, Liverpool FC in 40% of their matches.
Both teams didn't concede on their last match.
Liverpool FC have scored at least one goal for 22 consecutive matches.
If Geoffrey Kondogbia receives a yellow card in today's match, he will be suspended after collecting 3 yellow cards so far this season.