UEFA Champions League Gameweek 4
Nov 3, 2021 KO: 20:00

Liverpool - Atletico Madrid

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Danny Makkelie
Diogo Jota 13'  
Mané 21'  

Match preview

Midfield issues again - How Liverpool could line up against Atletico Madrid

Jurgen Klopp will have to deal with a threadbare midfield once again as injuries pile up in the middle of the park.

Liverpool host Atletico Madrid in the fourth group stage game of this season's Champions League, hoping to do the double over the 2020/21 La Liga champions.

Jurgen Klopp's men were victorious at the Wanda Metropolitano two weeks ago, with goals from Naby Keita and a Mohamed Salah double enough to see off Atleti, despite Antoine Griezmann's brace.

It was an eventful night for Griezmann, who was also sent off so will miss this return leg.

As for Liverpool absences, the midfield is of great concern.

Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara have barely featured this season, and while Klopp has revealed they are in contention, a start seems fairly unlikely.

The German boss has also announced that Keita will miss out. The former RB Leizpig man has suffered with major injury issues since joining from the Bundesliga, and his bad luck has struck again.

It means that an all-English midfield of Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones are likely to feature from the start.

How will Liverpool line up?

As for the rest of the team, Alisson will remain between the sticks, with the trusted full-back pairing of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson playing in front of him.

Ibrahima Konate started against Brighton, so he will most likely make way for Joel Matip. The pair have been rotating who features next to Virgil van Dijk recently, and it's Matip's turn. Joe Gomez is still yet to start in the league, and only has one start in Europe this term.

The midfield will be as mentioned above, while Diogo Jota should come back in for Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian started against Brighton, so it's Jota's turn.

Salah and Sadio Mane will play either side of the former Wolves man.

Liverpool vs Atletico - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.0
  Home  
7.4
  Away  
6.0
7.0
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Atletico Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
11
Draws
4
6
Losses
0
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
58
30
Goals Per Game
2.90
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
15
13
More > 3 Goals
9
4
Scored First in a Match
15
7
Scored Both Halves
16
3
Won More > 1 Goal
13
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
19
Did Not Score
0
4
Both Teams Scored
9
12
Kept Clean Sheet
11
7
Won Without Conceding
11
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
762
646
Possession
61
52
Passes
571
466
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
13
Shots on Target
6.75
4.10
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.12
Crosses
22
17
Offsides
2.06
2.95
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.55
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
19
12
Interceptions
7.20
9.50
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
17
14
Total Shots Conceded
9.95
8.05
Shots on Target Conceded
3.75
2.95
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
12
Yellow Cards
0.80
2.85
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

Injuries

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Suspended

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