Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to the Liverpool side that beat Bournemouth ahead of this evening’s mammoth Champions League encounter against Atletico Madrid.
Scottish star Andy Robertson is back in at left-back for James Milner. Club captain Jordan Henderson is back from injury and replaces Fabinho in the starting lineup.
Some fans seem to be concerned that Naby Keita is out of the matchday squad. The African star has struggled with injuries during his time with the Merseyside outfit.
Check out the Reds’ starting lineup below:
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 11, 2020
Here’s how some Liverpool supporters have reacted to Klopp’s teamsheet:
Fabinho is rightly dropped. Attacking line up. Up the reds
— Luke (@LukeTrainer28) March 11, 2020
Always back the boys but not sure this is it
— Harry (@LfcHarryy) March 11, 2020
ok that’s a great great team but where’s keita i’m getting scared
— jvn. (@futboIJVN) March 11, 2020
So happy he recognised Fabinho and dropped. Come onnnnnnnn
— ?? (@Winamino) March 11, 2020
BEAUTIFUL TEAM! THATS THE 3 MAN MIDFIELD WHO DISMANTLED CITY! LETS DO THIS REDMEN
— Ali Osman (@aliosman293) March 11, 2020
Milner for Gini would have been better
— Señor Bobby (@LFC__George) March 11, 2020
WHERE IS KEITA
— Aaron (@GiniiWijnaldum) March 11, 2020
— CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD (@SalahSuperb) March 11, 2020
Naby not even on bench ???
— RF9 ?? (@PrimeFirmino) March 11, 2020
The Reds need to be at their absolute best to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Diego Simeone’s resilient side.
Liverpool fans will be hoping to make Anfield rock in order to create the famous tense atmosphere that has seen many of the world’s top sides crumble in the past.
Klopp will have to execute a masterplan, the Reds need to take the game to the Spanish giants, but can’t risk conceding an away goal as this will leave them needing three goals to win.
Can the Reds pull off a comeback against Simeone’s side or are their hopes of defending their Champions League title about to come to an end?