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2 big reasons why Atletico Madrid clash will be even harder – Liverpool FC Roundup

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Liverpool have a number of issues to solve ahead of trips to Watford and Madrid and it’s far from just the usual injuries and squad rotation headaches for Jurgen Klopp.

 

Atleti boost, Liverpool plan

It was never going to be routine, going up against Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage this season – that’s what makes the two earlier wins so vital.

But now while Atleti get a big boost from their country, Liverpool’s own are doing everything possible to interrupt preparations.

Atleti’s weekend game has been postponed due to the late return of the South American players involved, while the Reds couldn’t even get an agreement to push kick-off back a few hours.

We’re also still considering the best way to get Alisson and Fabinho involved, which may yet mean flying them straight to Spain after international duty, since there’s no chance of their involvement against Watford.

 

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PORTO, PORTUGAL - Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 2 game between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Roger Hunt‘s funeral took place today and another club icon, Kevin Keegan, says it’s time to consider a new statue at Anfield for our legendary goalscorer

 

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 9, 2021: Liverpool's Neco Williams applauds the supporters after a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Club Atlético Osasuna at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - Friday, June 22, 2018: Brazil's Philippe Coutinho Correia during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Jesse Lingard is wanted by the likes of AC Milan and Barcelona on a free transfer next summer. Will he be a McManaman or a Ramsey, is the question?
  • Jules Kounde is back on Man United‘s wish list as they face the terrifying prospect of playing with just two senior centre-backs for a month – season-altering, that!
  • Newcastle‘s shortlist is now worth more than the entirety of Man City‘s squad as they want to add Timo Werner, Phil Coutinho and Niklas Sule in the next window or two. Today they do, anyway.

 

Tweet of the day and match of the night

Come on. Just…come on.

Tonight there’s more Women’s Champions League, then there’s Colombia vs Ecuador. Otherwise, you’re on your own.

 

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