Atleti are ready for a massive European clash as we take on Liverpool. The English side return to the Wanda Metropolitano, where they won the Champions League eight months ago. The game is to be played at 9 pm CET on Tuesday.
Jürgen Klopp’s side have won the European competition six times – beating Tottenham 2-0 in the last final at our stadium - and are leading the Premier League. In the Champions League, they finished top of Group E in front of Napoli, Red Bull Salzburg and KRC Genk. The Merseyside team are undoubtedly one of the world’s strongest sides and are enjoying a spectacular run of form. They’re 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League – in which they remain unbeaten 26 games into the competition. Truly incredible numbers.
There’s no doubt we’ll be up against a phenomenal side, but our record against them suggests it will be very tight. We’ve faced Liverpool four times, collecting one win, two draws and one defeat. Both draws took place in the 2008/09 Champions League group stage. But we met again the following season in the Europa League semi-finals, where we won 1-0 at the Vicente Calderón thanks to a Diego Forlán goal. The Uruguayan also scored in the return leg at Anfield, where we lost 2-1 but qualified for the final, which we went on to win against Fulham.