Liverpool will be looking to secure their place at the top of Group D with a fourth win in four Champions League games tomorrow, as the Reds welcome Atalanta to Merseyside for our second clash against the Italian team.
After winning a very sizable victory of 5-0 at away at the Gewiss Stadium earlier this month, it is only fair to say that the odds will be in our favour as the two teams meet again under the lights at Anfield.
“Atalanta is a threat without a point to prove, to be honest, but of course. The night in Atalanta was a really special one,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“We played exceptionally well and pretty much [did] everything right in the right moment, in the right manner.
“Atalanta is a top team and with a special way to play. At Atalanta, we did really well and we have to do well again, otherwise we have massive problems.“
The boss will be making changes to the squad to mix-up the starting XI, as well as having to contend with multiple on-going injuries.
Naby Keita is the newest member to join the list of absentees after picking up a thigh injury against Leicester City at the weekend, meaning eight key players could miss the game against Atalanta, which might prove a difficult task for the Reds.
Andy Robertson has played a lot this season and with the return of Kostas Tsimikas we could see the Scot sitting this game out, giving the left-back a long overdue rest.
Mo Salah looks likely to return for tomorrow night’s match, after testing negative multiple times for COVID-19 since making his return from international duties with Egypt.
The superstar forward should be starting with Bobby Firmino and Diogo Jota as it will give the Reds a chance to rest one of the front three, with Sadio Mane being a likely candidate.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; N. Williams, Fabinho, Matip, Tsimikas; Jones, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Jota