When the groups were drawn, the LaLiga giants would have looked like their biggest threat, so a victory at Anfield would underline what has been a relatively straightforward European campaign thus far.
Winners in the Spanish capital last month, Jurgen Klopp did recently question his side’s “body language” following Saturday’s draw with Brighton but can surely be confident heading into the fixture given just how good his team have been going forward of late.
Indeed, they have already scored 11 times in three games on the continental stage, while Atletico have conceded at least twice in three of their last four outings across all competitions.
Date, time and venue
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight - Wednesday November 3, 2021.
The game will take place at Anfield.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match either online or through the BT Sport app.
LIVE coverage: Follow the action on a minute-by-minute basis with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid team news
Naby Keita - who scored a wonderful volley in the reverse fixture - will miss the game with a hamstring problem although both Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho have returned to training.
With Harvey Elliott and James Milner missing, having both players back in at least some capacity is a major boost to Klopp.
For the away side, Antoine Griezmann’s red card against Liverpool last month is a major blow, particularly considering he scored twice. That, however, could see Luis Suarez start at Anfield for only the second time since leaving the Merseyside giants in 2014.
Elsewhere, Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar are unlikely to feature.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mane, Jota, Salah.
Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Konate, Thiago, Firmino, Minamino, Robertson, Origi, Phillips, Williams, Morton.
Atletico XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Hermoso; Correa, De Paul, Koke, Carrasco; Suarez, Joao Felix.
Subs: Lecomte, Iturbe, Lodi, Vrsaljko, Herrera, Gonzalez, Serrano, Carlos, Cunha.
Liverpool v Atletico Madrid predcition
Liverpool’s defence might have not wholly convinced thus far but, frankly, their attack has more than made up for it.
With Atletico missing some key players, it seems reasonable to expect a home win.
Liverpool to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 2
Atletico Madrid wins: 3