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Feb 18, 2020 at 8pm UK
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How Liverpool could line up against Atletico Madrid

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Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up in Tuesday's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool will be looking to secure a positive result when they travel to Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

The European Cup holders, who beat Tottenham Hotspur in last year's final, will enter the match off the back of a 1-0 victory over Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

It will be their first meeting with Atletico since 2010, while their two previous encounters in the Champions League both finished 1-1 in the group stages of the 2008-09 competition.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Jurgen Klopp's side could line up in Madrid.


Out: Xherdan Shaqiri (calf), Nathaniel Clyne (knee)

> Click here for Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Sadio Mane made his return from injury against Norwich on Saturday, coming off the bench to score the winner at Carrow Road. The Senegal international appears certain to return to the XI on Tuesday, joining Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the final third of the field.

Liverpool's squad is in good shape at the moment when considering that Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne are their only confirmed absentees for this match, with James Milner also returning from a hamstring issue against the Canaries in Saturday's late kickoff.

Georginio Wijnaldum should line up alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in midfield, while Joe Gomez is expected to keep out Joel Matip to start with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence.

Klopp is not expected to spring any surprises on Tuesday, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson again featuring in the two full-back positions.

The midfield spot alongside Fabinho and Henderson is perhaps the biggest talking point when it comes to team selection, although Wijnaldum is the favourite to edge out the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

> Click here to see how Atletico could line up for this fixture

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
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