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Liverpool – Atletico Madrid: Charlie Nicholas prediction

Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas believes Liverpool will produce another comeback at Anfield. Pundit thinks Jurgen Klopp’s team will beat Atletico Madrid 2-0. 

“I think the result against Bournemouth amplified the stress and frustration Liverpool have at the moment. I did not think that was feasible, so I genuinely feel Atletico, albeit struggling in La Liga, will give Liverpool a run for their money.” he wrote on Sky Sports.

“They scored a couple of goals against Sevilla at the weekend, with Joao Felix returning to the side while resting Diego Costa. The Anfield crowd will not phase Atletico. It will be down to the performance – some teams turn up already beaten.

“Atletico are a dogged side and they will rough Liverpool up. I think Liverpool will win, but I can see Atletico sneaking a goal. Liverpool have got the Premier League wrapped up but there is something in their mentality that may suggest they need this big game to spur them on once more.

“Joe Gomez was not at the races at the weekend, and Alisson is out. For the sake of Liverpool and Anfield, I am going with a 2-0 victory, but I would not rule out the likes of Costa coming back to haunt them. I am not convinced by my prediction.”

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid will start at 20:00 (UK Time)

Atletico Madrid have a one goal advantage after the first leg.

Saul Niguez scored the only goal to secure a home win for Los Colchoneros. 

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