Atalanta v Liverpool : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 03-11-2020 8:33 am (6 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 3-11-2020 08:33 AM (6 months ago)

Date :Tuesday 3rd, November  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Gewiss Stadium
Referee Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Atalanta BC
Duvan Zapata is expected to lead the Atalanta line having only been used as a half-time sub at the weekend, with the Colombian having a hand in six goals in five Champions League starts for the Italian outfit - including scoring twice against Ajax last week.

However, Muriel has every right to expect to start as well following his brace at the weekend, leaving Gasperini with the type of selection headache every manager wants.

The Atalanta boss also has a decision to make in goal, with Pierluigi Gollini now back fit after a knee injury but having spent the last two games on the bench with Marco Sportiello preferred between the sticks.

Mattia Caldara, Marco Carnesecchi, Cristiano Piccini and Marten de Roon are all still sidelined for the hosts.

Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Sportiello; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Hateboer, Freuler, Pasalic, Gosens; Ilicic, Gomez; Zapata
Atalanta BC Champions League form: WD
Atalanta BC form (all competitions): WLWLDW

Liverpool's four-match winning run is made all the more impressive by the fact that they have done it without the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip, none of whom have featured since picking up injuries in the Merseyside derby last month.

Van Dijk is sidelined for the long term with an ACL problem, but Thiago and Matip are not far away from recovering and could even be in contention for this contest.

Klopp is unlikely to take any risks with Matip having seen emergency centre-back Fabinho join Van Dijk in the treatment room during the match against Midtjylland, so Rhys Williams could start alongside Joe Gomez at the heart of the defence.

Nat Phillips carried out that role with aplomb at the weekend, putting in a man-of-the-match display against West Ham, but he is not registered in the Champions League squad and so is ineligible for this match.

In addition to Thiago and Matip, Naby Keita and Kostas Tsimikas will also be assessed in the buildup to kickoff, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined. Matip and Keita returned to full training on Sunday and so appear more likely to be involved than Thiago or Tsimikas, but Klopp refused to rule any of them out.

Diogo Jota will hope to have earned a start following his match-winning cameo off the bench against West Ham, not to mention his goal last time out in the Champions League too. The summer signing could become only the second player, after Robbie Keane in 2008, to score on both of his first two Champions League starts for Liverpool.

Roberto Firmino is the most likely member of the front three to make way, although Mohamed Salah has played more minutes against Atalanta in all competitions without scoring than any other club since leaving Basel in 2014.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Shaqiri, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Mane, Jota
Liverpool Champions League form: WW
Liverpool form (all competitions): LDWWWW

Prediction: Atalanta BC 2-2 Liverpool

Posted: at 3-11-2020 08:33 AM (6 months ago) | Hero
- Igwesee at 3-11-2020 12:12 PM (6 months ago)
Liverpool.. e be like say Atalanta go beat una today
Posted: at 3-11-2020 12:12 PM (6 months ago) | Newbie