The Reds head into tonight’s Anfield clash with a one-goal deficit from the first leg in Madrid, and are plagued by an ongoing injury to Alisson.
This is Adrian‘s third outing in the Champions League, having conceded five goals in his previous two, and after a shaky start to life back between the sticks he will be eager to produce this time around.
Liverpool failed to hit a shot on target in the first leg, and Diego Simeone has conceded the Reds “know how we will play after eight years of being here,” suggesting another defensive approach from Atletico.
The manager’s lineup gives them a strong opportunity to take the result, but he also has the likes of Fabinho, James Milner and Divock Origi on his bench, along with Andy Lonergan, who gets an unlikely first taste of a Champions League matchday squad.
Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Substitutes: Lonergan, Matip, Milner, Fabinho, Lallana, Minamino, Origi
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Tripper, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Saul, Koke; Costa, Felix
Substitutes: Adan, Gimenez, Vrsaljko, Llorente, Lemar, Carrasco, Morata