Liverpool vs Atalanta preview, latest team news, prediction, and Head to Head results

Group D Table topper Liverpool welcome Atalanta in the 4th Matchday of the UEFA Champions League this week. Alley Sport brings you all the preview, team news, prediction, and head to head results from Liverpool vs Atalanta.

Liverpool vs Atalanta Match Preview and Head to Head

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

Date: 26th November, 2020

Time: IST 01:30 AM

Livestream: Sony Sports Network

Liverpool are second in the Premier league, behind leaders Spurs only on goal difference.. Despite conceding a load of goals in the league, the Reds have a supreme defensive record in the Champions League till now, conceding 0 goals in their first 3 matches.

Liverpool are at the top of Group D with nine points out of a possible nine, while Atalanta are third, level on 4 points with Ajax who lead them on goal difference. A win for Atalanta at Anfield would be important if they are to seriously challenge Ajax for the 2nd spot.

If Liverpool win against the Italians, this will be the first time they’ve won 4 Champions League games in a row since March of 2009. For Atalanta, a win would mean their fourth away win in a row in Europe.

Image credits- Sky sports, Liverpool vs Atalanta
Image credits- Sky sports, Liverpool vs Atalanta

When these two teams met earlier in November, Liverpool hammered Atalanta 5-0, with Diogo Jota scoring a hat-trick and taking home the match-ball. Liverpool beat Leicester 3-0 on Sunday to steer 6 points clear of Manchester City and go level at the top with Spurs on 20 points after 9 games.

Atalanta saw out a disappointing 0-0 draw against minnows Spezia this weekend which sees them placed 8th in the Serie A. Liverpool vs Atalanta head to head:

Liverpool form in all competitions: W-D-W-W-W-W

Atalanta form in all competitions: D-D-D-L-W-D

Liverpool vs Atalanta Team News

Liverpool will be without Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri as both players were revealed to be carrying fresh injuries after the win against Leicester City. Fabinho and Matip returned to the team on the weekend and can feature in the UCL tie. Up front, Mo Salah tested negative for the coronavirus and will undergo a UEFA testing session later to be given the all clear to play against the Italians.

Goalkeeper Alisson kept a clean sheet in the last Liverpool vs Atalanta encounter. (Image Credits: Liverpool FC)
Goalkeeper Alisson kept a clean sheet in the last Liverpool vs Atalanta encounter. (Image Credits: Liverpool FC)

Liverpool are still without Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold who have extensive injuries. Rhys Williams is also a doubt after hip issues on international duty.

Atalanta are without midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, right-back Fabio Depaoli, center-back Mattia Caldara, while forward Marco Tumminello is ineligible.

Liverpool vs Atalanta Match Prediction

With Liverpool having an injury stricken side, they will not find it as easy as they did in the reverse fixture. But, we still predict the defending Premier League champions to win 2-0. What is your Liverpool vs Atalanta preview and who do you think will win?

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