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Liverpool will travel to Atalanta’s stadium for the third leg of their Group D Champions League match on 3 November at 8:00pm. The confrontation between the two teams with a devoted attacking play promises to have many goals.
Live broadcast on BT Sport 2 at 8:00pm, Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Both Liverpool and Atalanta are unbeaten in this year’s Champions League. For that reason, the upcoming showdown will be a great fight to decide first place in Group D.
Despite suffering huge losses from the defence, stars such as Matip, Van Dijk and more recently Fabinho have been sidelined through injury, however, Liverpool is still flying high in both the Premier League and Champions League.
Since their surprise defeat to Aston Villa, manager Jurgen Klopp’s side have been unbeaten in five consecutive games with four wins and just one draw. It can be said that the headache in the defence has been somewhat gone when the Kop’s defense always knows to shine in time to bring back the fight for this team.
On the other side of the line, Atalanta is also in relatively impressive form this season. Gasperini’s men are second in Group D with two points less than Liverpool. In addition, they maintained a good record in Serie A while still ranked 4th in the standings and have the same score as Juventus (12 points out of 6 matches).
Remarkably, the upcoming match will see Liverpool and Atalanta meet for the first time in the Champions League. Last season, while Liverpool were eliminated in the round of 8, Atalanta reached the quarter-finals and suffered only a narrow defeat to reigning runners-up PSG. However, in the upcoming encounter, The Kop is still a much more highly rated team than The Goddess.
With the mind of the upper gate team, the goal of manager Jurgen Klopp in the next match will surely be to win all three points to consolidate the top of Group D. However, Liverpool will also need to be wary because Atalanta’s attacking line is always dangerous, especially in the context of the Kop not possessing a really solid defence. Liverpool have yet to concede a goal in the past two group games. Marching to the boots-shaped country, Liverpool had reason to be worried when their defence was uncertain enough against a stormy Atalanta attack.
Atalanta: Sportiello, Djimsiti, Romero, Toloi, Mojica, Pasalic, Freuler, Malinovskiy, Hateboer, Gomez, Muriel.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Gomez, Robertson, Thiago, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.