Atleti are to face Liverpool FC in the Champions League group stage. Want to know more about the English club? You’ve come to the right place.
Jürgen Klopp’s side qualified for the competition thanks to a third-place finish in the Premier League and are one of Europe’s strongest sides.
Liverpool FC have won the Champions League six times (beating Tottenham 2-0 in 2019 at our stadium), 19 league titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, three UEFA Cups and four UEFA Super Cups.
They play at one of world football’s most legendary stadiums: Anfield. Inaugurated in 1884, it became the Reds' home in 1892, having previously hosted Everton’s games. The stadium has a capacity for 54,074 spectators. It will be the fifth time we play at Anfield. The first match took place in the 2008/09 Champions League group stage and we earned a 1-1 draw. We then won 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in summer 2009 and lost the return leg of the 2009/10 Europa League semi-finals. Despite that last 2-1 defeat, Diego Forlán’s extra-time goal sent us to the final, which we went on to win in Hamburg against Fulham FC. The last time we played there, we produced an epic game for the ages. After a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano, we won 3-2 in extra-time at Anfield thanks to a legendary Llorente brace and a late goal from Morata.
Eight footballers have played for both Atleti and Liverpool in the last few years: Luis García, Maxi Rodríguez, Javier Manquillo, Sinama-Pongolle, Emiliano Insúa, Diogo Jota, Luis Suárez and Fernando Torres. The latter became a fan favourite at both clubs and is currently the Reds’ sixth top scorer in the Premier League era with 65 strikes.
Liverpool’s current squad is:
|13||Adrián San Miguel||Goalkeeper|
|4||Virgil van Dijk||Defender|