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Liverpool team news: Two key men to return vs Atletico, but leader ruled out

Soon-to-be English Premiership Champions Liverpool will face off against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in a Champions League last 16 second leg clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Reds have some work to do after losing the first leg 1-0 in Spain last month.

On paper, Liverpool have the talent required to overturn the deficit, though their task will not be easy.  

Furthermore, the Reds will have to up their game. Their form recently has not been great as they have lost games against Chelsea and Watford before being made to work hard to narrowly beat Bournemouth at the weekend.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be fit for the game, according to Sky Sports.

The Englishman has been out of action since he suffered a hamstring injury during the last 16 first leg three weeks ago. 

The report added that left-back Andy Robertson will also return to the squad after being rested for the weekend win against Bournemouth whilst goalkeeper Alisson is due to miss the game due to a hip injury.  

Liverpool have a good record against Atletico at Anfield and have not previously lost against the Spanish side in two games at their home ground. 

They beat them 2-1 during the second-leg of a Europa League semi-final in 2009-10 and drew 1-1 during the Champions League group stage in 2008-09.

The game will be an interesting one.

Liverpool will be favourites but Diego Simeone’s side are not easy to break down and will be eyeing victory in the tie themselves.

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