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The game is a repeat of the 2019-20 round of 16 clash which saw the La Liga side end Liverpool’s hopes of winning back-to-back Champions League titles just days before England’s first domestic lockdown .

Few will need to remember that Mohamed Salah is in great shape ahead of the game and, having scored two mind-blowing goals in as many matches, could have a big influence on the proceedings. Indeed, it is a meeting of the past and the present of the club, with Salah against Luis Suarez, playing against his former employers for only the third time since his departure in 2014.

As it stands in Group B, Liverpool are leading the way with two out of two wins, although Atletico can overtake them with one win. The home side have yet to appear fully convincing so far this season despite winning the league last time around, dropping points in three of their eight league games, despite having managed to beat Barcelona before the international break.

Perhaps crucially, the Spanish champions weren’t in action this weekend, giving Simeone time to recoup some key players.

Kick-off date, time and location

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool are scheduled to kick off at 8:00 p.m. BST on Tuesday.

Where to watch Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 2.

Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online through the website or through the BT Sport app.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool team news

Atletico may well be one of club football’s biggest beneficiaries after the international break, with players like Jose Gimenez and Marcos Llorente asking for feedback after going through a full pre-game training session. Llorente in particular will be a concern for Liverpool as it was his late brace at Anfield that ended their European hopes in 2020.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are in good shape. Brazilian duo Alisson Becker and Fabinho have completed their post-international quarantine period in Spain and could return to the squad after missing Saturday’s win over Watford.

Prediction Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Liverpool may be in a rich goal-scoring vein but will face an Atletico side who have only conceded seven times in 10 games all season. With no team likely to jeopardize their enviable position in the squad at this early stage, expect a suspicious deal.

History and results of face to face (h2h)

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