Liverpool play hosts to side Atalanta this week in the Champions League. A win at Anfield for the Reds could seal a spot in the last 16 with two games to spare. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Reds are fresh after handing Atalanta their heaviest ever home defeat on matchday three. The win pushes the Reds to top of Group D with five points clear of their closest challengers.
The reverse trip to Bergamo came under heavy speculation especially with the injury crisis currently faced at Anfield. However, a 5-1 win proved all speculations wrong, with Liverpool registering another impressive display.
The same case was expected last weekend when the Reds welcomed Leicester City at Anfield. An own goal by Jonny Evans and Bobby Firmino saw Liverpool extend their 69 unbeaten home streak despite an injury crisis.
The six-time European giants are favorites to go all the way this season. Since their win in Italy the side has seen an increase of injuries for the side. There latest injury woe is a hamstring injury suffered by midfielder Nabby Keita.
Atalanta need to put an impressive display at Anfield if they are to improve their chances in the reverse leg. However, the side will not arrive at Anfield on good form. The side have only won one of their last six games since their win against FC Midtjylland.
Liverpool vs Atalanta Head to Head
Both sides have only one match against each other, with Liverpool taking home the win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City
Man City 1-1 Liverpool
Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham
Liverpool 2-0 FC MIdtjylland
Spezia 0-0 Atalanta
Atalanta 1-1 Inter
Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool
Crotone 1-2 Atalanta
Atlanta 2-2 Ajax
Liverpool Team News
The latest addition to the camp’s injury woes is Nabby Keita during their clash against Leicester City. Mohamed Salah is available for selection after a negative coronavirus test. Diego Jota is the man of the match for the Reds after netting a hat-trick in the Champions League.
Atalanta Team News
Mattia Caldara remains unavailable this New Year with a knee injury. Ruslan Malinovskyi is unavailable with illness, with the same case for Fabio Depaoli. Injury boost for Gasperrini this weekend includes Robin Gosens, Jose Luis Palomino, Marten de Roon, and Pierluigi Gollini.
Prediction and Odds
Given the intact record at Anfield this season, we expect Klopp to come all-prepared to continue their streak.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5