Liverpool will need to produce another famous Champions League night at Anfield if they’re to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
Saul Niguez scored the only goal a fortnight ago as Diego Simeone’s men delivered the Reds a first defeat since December to reduce their own CL odds to 20/1.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are no strangers to a big second-leg on Merseyside, though. And they’ll be looking to summon the spirit of Barcelona ’19 and Dortmund ’16 as they bid to progress.
Can they do it and justify the 10/11 about them to qualify? We’ve previewed the match below.
Liverpool may be unbeaten in 17 at home in the Champions League but they have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions. Nevertheless, we have them at 8/15 to win inside 90 minutes.
Atletico have only won twice on 13 trips to English sides in Europe. We have them at 11/2 to improve that record tonight, with 29/10 about a Draw which would also send them through.
The theme of this tie, though, seems to be tight defences. And with the La Liga side having failed to score in seven of their last ten CL away matches, Liverpool to Win to Nil is priced at 27/20.
The Reds could welcome back Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson after the pair returned to training in the build-up to the match.
Adrian will keep his place in goal with Alisson expected to miss both tonight’s match and next week’s Merseyside derby. The fab three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah will continue up-front.
For the visitors, Simeone could rotate with Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa all back available. The former and the latter could get the nod with first-leg hero Niguez tasked with supplying them.
However, this game could be won and lost with Atletico’s defence. Liverpool like to blitz the opposition at Anfield, but up against a drilled back-four, which may include Kieran Trippier, it should be an intriguing battle.
Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer in the Champions League this season. He’s 23/20 to net anytime, with fellow forwards Mane and Firmino priced at 3/2 and 23/10.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi have both developed a taste for scoring in Europe’s elite club competition. We have the former at 4/1 anytime, with the latter 11/2 to score last.
For Atletico, Morata is rated their best hope at 13/5, with Costa at 4/1 and Felix back at 11/2. Niguez is a 17/2 chance to repeat his first-leg heroics and pop up with a goal anytime.
Where: Anfield, Liverpool
When: 8:00pm, Tuesday 11th March
How to watch: BT Sport 2
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.