Atletico Madrid line-up against Liverpool

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Atletico Madrid travel to Anfield for a Champions League match with Group B’s undefeated leader Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Diego Simeone’s struggling Rojiblancos have endured a mixed European campaign so far, collecting four points from their first three matches. They undoubtedly delivered their best performance in the competition when they lost at home to Liverpool two weeks ago.

Here is the starting eleven El Cholo can put in an attempt to keep the qualification for the knockout rounds in Atletico’s hands.

Clean. Sheet. pic.twitter.com/ar81pailF2

– Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) October 31, 2021

Jan Oblak (GK) – Atletico’s number one award endures the worst shooting of his La Liga career; After having a ridiculous save percentage of 81% on average during his first seven seasons, Oblak has plummeted to an overwhelming 61% this semester.

Stefan Savic (CB) – Strange that he has not yet played in the season’s Champions League, Savic made his first appearance since the international break in October when Atletico defeated Real Betis on Sunday.

Jose Maria Gimenez (CB) – Supported by a commanding zero in a performance Atletico’s midfielder claimed “we needed”, Gimenez may have a tougher job of facing Liverpool’s dreaded front line.

Mario Hermoso (CB) – Can very well get the chance to solve himself after his brainless barge finally proved to be the decisive factor in Atletico’s latest meeting with Liverpool.

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– Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) October 31, 2021

Kieran Trippier (RWB) – In a career that has accumulated over 400 games, Trippier has lost to another side more often than Liverpool (seven losses in ten meetings).

Rodrigo de Paul (CM) – The most expensive arrival in the whole of La Liga last summer (to a modest £ 31.5 million) has had to wait for a regular berth at Atletico.

Koke (CM) – Simeone’s representative on the pitch is only 40 matches before he matches Atletico’s performance record, Adelardo Rodriguez. Only injury will prevent him from getting a match closer on Wednesday.

Yannick Carrasco (LWB) – In his reworked wingback role, the nimble Belgian national team player can go from a part of the back five to Atletico’s most advanced forward (and back again) in an instant.

I’m fast ⚡ pic.twitter.com/ck7S2NlES3

– Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) October 31, 2021

Angel Correa (RW) – After opening the season with three goals in two games, Antoine Griezmann’s suspension may have upgraded Correa from his bench-warming berth recently.

Luis Suarez (ST) – Liverpool’s former number seven will do well to suffer a more terrible fate than the 4-0 humiliation Barcelona was handed out on its most recent visit to Anfield in 2019.

Joao Felix (LW) – In the midst of what may be the latest in a long sequence of fake dawns at Atletico, the fifth most expensive player in history still managed to score at the weekend despite falling to the bench, perhaps with Merseyside in mind.

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