There have been epic backs-to-the-wall performances from Atletico Madrid in European competition in the past and they’ll need another one this season if they are to eliminate Liverpool and move on in the Champions League.
Simeone has more options now than he did for the first leg as players are returning from injury and he has Joao Felix, who is back, who is healthy and who is in his best form of the season.
The same cannot be said of Alvaro Morata or Diego Costa when it comes to goalscoring form, though.
Even though Morata scored a penalty against Sevilla on Saturday, his last open play goal was back in 2019.
In this trip to Anfield, Los Rojiblancos will need to make the formula of limiting chances conceded plus creating something of their own in attack work. Continue reading