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We could probably class this as our biggest game this season so far and even though we're only 1 nil down i feel this is a harder task than the one we had against Barcelona simply because of Madrids defensive qualities and as we know they don't have to score so it's a park the truck job for them and hope for an away goal on the counter which for me would end the tie. Onto the team.
We all know who the front 3 and back 4 will be, Adrian comes in between the sticks as Alisson is injured which doesn't fill me full of confidence i must admit. It's in midfield where it's so hard to predict but what i will say is if Hendo is deemed fit he starts all day long, simple as that, he's been a massive loss. Fabinho is a risk as he battles his way back to his best, he's not on it right now but does Klopp dare bench one of our best players from earlier in the season. He was so good but like i said, a shadow of that player now so for that reason alone i won't pick him. So it's two from Wini, Ox and Keita and as Keita hasn't really kicked off his LFC career yet i'll put Wini and Ox alongside Hendo. So my team would be,
Arnold Gomez VVD Robbo
Ox Hendo Wini
Salah Firmino Mane
If Hendo is unfit then of course Fabinho starts but what about Milner after his performance against bouremouth, fantastic, he might just get the nod. Whatever midfield Klopp picks their gonna have to be on their top game to get past Atleti, they all have to be on their game, play like we have been lately and we're out imo. Best of luck RedMen.