LIVERPOOL are aiming to produce another famous European night at Anfield when they face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp's side are 1-0 down from the first leg three weeks ago and face an uphill task if they want to reach the Champions League quarter-final.
What time does Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid kick off?
Liverpool's clash with Atletico Madrid will kick off at 8pm UK time tonight – 4pm Eastern Time.
Spain is one hour ahead of Britain, meaning a 9pm start for Atletico fans tuning in from Madrid.
What TV channel is Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid on and can I live stream it?
BT Sport have exclusive rights to show the Champions League live in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday's clash will be live on BT Sport 2 from 7pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream the action via the app on their computer, tablet and mobile devices.
Univision (Spanish) and Turner Sports (English) hold the rights to the Champions League in the United States.
How do I watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid for FREE?
EE phone customers can watch the match for FREE with a three-month trial via BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.
What is the team news?
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is in line to make his return to the side after three weeks out with a hamstring injury.
Henderson limped off in the 1-0 first-leg defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano and hasn't featured since.
Andy Robertson, meanwhile, is set to return at left back after missing the weekend win over Bournemouth at Anfield.
Goalkeeper Alisson is still expected to be out, though, with Adrian set to deputise again.
- Liverpool have never lost against Atlético Madrid at Anfield in two previous European meetings, drawing 1-1 in the Champions League group stage in 2008-09 and winning 2-1 in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final in 2009-10.
- In major UEFA European competition, seven of Atlético Madrid’s 13 away visits to England have ended as draws (W2 D7 L4), with Los Colchoneros unbeaten in their last four matches there (W1 D3) since losing 1-2 to Liverpool in April 2010.
- On each of the last two occasions Liverpool have lost away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout match, they have progressed to the next round; the Reds eliminated Chelsea and Barcelona in the semi-finals in 2006-07 and 2018-19.
- Atlético Madrid have progressed from four of their previous five Champions League knockout ties when winning the first leg, failing only in last season’s last 16 against Juventus (2-0 first leg, 0-3 second leg).
- Jürgen Klopp is yet to lose a home Champions League game with Liverpool (W11 D4); Klopp’s last two home defeats in the competition have been in last 16 home leg matches with Borussia Dortmund in 2013-14 (1-2 v Zenit) and 2014-15 (0-3 v Juventus).
- Atlético Madrid have won just one of their last nine away Champions League knockout matches (W1 D2 L6), a 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen in February 2017.
- Should Liverpool be eliminated by Atlético Madrid, it would be the first time since a run of four seasons between 2004-05 and 2007-08 that the Champions League holders have failed to go beyond the last 16 in consecutive seasons, with Real Madrid going out at this stage last season against Ajax.
- In their 1-0 first leg defeat to Atlético, Liverpool failed to land a single shot on target in a Champions League game for only the second time in 33 matches under Jürgen Klopp (also October 2018 v Napoli).
- Saúl Ñíguez has scored 10 Champions League goals for Atlético Madrid, one of only two players to do so for the club along with Antoine Griezmann (21); nine of his 10 goals in the competition have been scored in the first half (90%), the second-highest percentage behind Michael Essien (91%, 10/11) of players with at least 10 CL goals.
- Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in seven goals in five Champions League knockout appearances at Anfield (3 goals, 4 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 54 minutes.
- Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has conceded just 37 goals in his first 49 Champions League appearances; the record for fewest goals conceded by a goalkeeper in his first 50 appearances is held by Dida (35), followed by Victor Valdes (38).
What are the odds?
Liverpool are very marginal favourites to qualify with Ladbrokes at 10/11 while Atletico are 5/6.
The Reds need to win by two clear goals to go through after losing the first leg 1-0 three weeks ago.
Liverpool are 8/15 to win on the night with Atletico available at 11/2 and the draw 29/10.
So we’re expecting team news shortly, the big news will be on whether Jordan Henderson will return.
The Liverpool captain hasn’t played since the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano three weeks ago.
But he returned to first-team training on Sunday and is in contention tonight.
There’s no Alisson, though. He’s still out with a hip injury.
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Champions League. Knockout stages. Anfield. European night. Liverpool with work to do. This is what we love about the game.
Liverpool are 1-0 down from the first leg against Atletico Madrid and have some work to do tonight if they’re to keep their European run alive.
The reigning champions didn’t muster a single shot on target during the first leg three weeks ago and need a much improved showing tonight.
Diego Simeone’s men are organised, disciplined, well drilled and do not concede many goals – so this will be a tough task.
Liverpool’s season will be seen as a success regardless of tonight’s result given their impending Premier League triumph, but they won’t want their Euro defence to end just yet.
Klopp’s side are just two wins from a first league title in 30 years and we’re only in March.
That means April and May could be quite boring for Liverpool fans with nothing else to play for.
For that reason alone, let’s hope they do the job tonight and book their spot in the quarter-finals.
Kick-off is about 90 minutes away, team news is on the way shortly. Sit back and relax, we’ll bring you all the build-up.
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