Jurgen Klopp must reshuffle his midfield line once more in midweek, with Naby Keita out of Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Atalanta.
The Reds have suffered multiple injuries over the past few weeks, though kept their good form going with a comprehensive win over Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday.
A fourth group stage victory for the Reds on Wednesday will see them through to the last 16 in Europe with two games to spare.
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Atalanta have welcomed back a few players of their own from injury, but are in the midst of a poor run of form.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
When is the match?
The game kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 25 November at Anfield.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match on the BT Sport app or website.
What is the team news?
Liverpool could have Mohamed Salah back after recovering from coronavirus, while Thiago is the only player realistically on the verge of a comeback from injury in time for this game. Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also closing in on returns. Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are long-term absentees, while Naby Keita picked up an injury at the weekend.
For Atalanta, Josip Ilicic is now involved again and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is back to full fitness. Hans Hateboer faces a race to be fit in time, particularly as Cristiano Piccini went off injured in his comeback game at right wing-back. Mattia Caldara is out and Ruslan Malinovskiy tested positive for coronavirus during the international break.
LIV: Alisson; N Williams, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Jones; Jota, Firmino, Mane
ATA: Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic, Gomez; Zapata
Liverpool – 4/6
Draw – 18/5
Atalanta – 24/5
Liverpool should have the options off the bench in attack, at least, to keep troubling Atalanta throughout the match, while the Italian side have been well below their free-scoring best of late. Liverpool 2-0 Atalanta
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