LIV vs ATL Dream11 Match Preview: Liverpool will be welcoming Atletico Madrid to Anfield as the defending champions of Europe look to overturn the 1-0 deficit in order to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. With Diego Simeone known for his ever so famous deep line defending and hitting teams on the counter, it will be interesting to see if his Atletico Madrid unit withstands the dynamic attacking front three of Liverpool, combined with quality wing-backs who know how to deliver a ball in the box. Champions League nights in Anfield never seem to disappoint, and the upcoming fixture promised to be yet another enticing affair.
Date- Thursday, March 12
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Andrew Robertson and Jordan Henderson have recently returned to training and their inclusion in the starting lineup could serve as a big boost. Fabinho’s recent performances have been underwhelming in central midfield which could get him benched. Jurgen Klopp, however, could persist with the Brazilian alongside Wijnaldum and Henderson if fit. First choice goalkeeper Alisson is doubtful to start due to a knock sustained recently which makes way for Adrian to keep between the sticks. Sadio Mane, Robert Firmino and Mohamed Salah should be the ideal front three.
The positive news for Diego Simeone is that Joao Felix, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata could be in contention of being in the starting eleven for the away side. Thomas Partey was suspended in the first-leg against Liverpool but should make his way back into the midfield this time around alongside Saul Niguez, Angel Correa and Koke. Jose Gimenez also recently returned from injury after being on the sidelines for quite a while. However, Simeone should opt with Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez and Renan Lodi as the back four.
LIV (Expected Playing 11)- Adrian; Robertson, V Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Mane, Firmino, Salah
ATL (Expected Playing 11)- Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Correa, Partey, Niguez, Koke; Felix, Morata
Mohamed Salah has been one of the standouts for Liverpool on the attack. The talisman has four goals, two assists and has a pass accuracy of 75% from 612 minutes in the Champions League this season. Salah’s inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction team could earn the user a decent amount of points.
Joao Felix’s return in the matchday squad could pay dividends for Atletico Madrid. The 20-year-old has two goals and a pass accuracy of 84.3% from four appearances in the Champions League this season.
Sadio Mane has been one of the standouts for Liverpool in the opposition final third. Mane has two goals and an assist with a pass accuracy of 84% from 512 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Thomas Partey in central defensive midfield for Atletico Madrid could have a vital role to play in the second-leg. Patey averages 3.6 successful tackle per game and has a goal, an assist and a pass accuracy of 86.4% from seven appearances in the Champions League this season. Having Partey in the today match prediction squad could earn the users some valuable points.
Goalkeeper- J Oblak
Defenders- T Alexander-Arnold, J Gomez, K Trippier, S Savic, R Lodi
Midfielders- S Mane (C), J Henderson, T Partey (VC)
Forwards- M Salah. J Felix
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