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BETTING PREVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID vs LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Betting Preview

Liverpool will be aiming to maintain their compelling form when they travel to Spain to face Atletico Madrid in a highly-anticipated Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The Reds have made an unbeaten start to both the Champions League and English Premier League at the start of this season, and effectively “warmed up” for Tuesday’s clash with a 5-0 thrashing of Watford this past weekend.

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With Liverpool just one point behind leaders Chelsea, they will now turn their full attention to the most demanding of their Champions League group fixtures.

Having moved to the top of Group B with victories over AC Milan and Porto, Jurgen Klopp’s charges will now prepare to face the Spanish champions in what should be a mouth-watering contest.

The Reds arrive in Madrid with the triple attacking threat of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all looking in fine form, with Klopp labelling the latter as the best player in the world after the emphatic victory over Watford.

With 10 goals in 10 games this season, Salah has elevated his reputation into the stratosphere, and it’s no surprise that rumours suggest he has drawn transfer interest from Real Madrid.

Salah’s present Liverpool deal expires in 2023, and he has earned the highest plaudits from his manager, who will be determined to see the Egyptian star remain fully committed to the English club.

“We don’t have to talk about what Ronaldo and Messi did for world football and how they were really dominant,” Klopp said. “But in this moment it is clear that there is no one better than him. It was a super pass for the first goal and his goal was absolutely exceptional. He’s in the mood to try things in the box and long may it continue.”

The win over Watford was Liverpool’s biggest win since beating Crystal Palace 7-0 last December, and was the perfect preparation as they head into a challenging stretch of fixtures, including the two Champions League ties against Atletico and a visit to rivals Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Atletico will head into Tuesday’s battle with a point to prove as they seek to move to the summit of Group B.

After not featuring in La Liga action this past weekend, the hosts will not only be fresh, but star centre-back Jose Gimenez, midfield dynamo Marcos Llorente and summer signing Matheus Cunha could all be available in a triple injury boost.

This is sure to be another stern examination of Liverpool’s current credentials, but a first-ever victory at Atletico Madrid would not only move them to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages, but send out another emphatic statement about their championship qualities in both Europe and England.

Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.78

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