Liverpool v Atletico Madrid: Reds can still advance
Liverpool have to pull off another famous Champions League comeback after losing 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid at a raucous Wanda Metropolitano.
Liverpool have progressed each of the last two times in which they’ve lost away from home in the first leg in this competition.
Klopp has won 12/16 home UCL home games at Anfield, with his side scoring 45 goals.
Atletico have won one of their last nine away trips in this competition. The Reds kept a clean sheet in each home game on their way to the final last season.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is fit to return for their Champions League last 16 second leg with Atletico Madrid at Anfield.
Liverpool have lost three of their past five games in all competitions.
Atletico have only won three of their previous 11 games in all competitions and sit outside the Champions League places in La Liga.
Liverpool have never lost against Atletico Madrid at Anfield in two previous European meetings, drawing 1-1 in the Champions League group stage in 2008-09 and winning 2-1 in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final in 2009-10.
Seven of Atletico’s 13 visits to England have ended as draws (W2 D7 L4), with Los Colchoneros unbeaten in their last four matches there (W1 D3) since that Liverpool defeat in April 2010.
On each of the last two occasions Liverpool have lost away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout match, they have progressed to the next round – against Chelsea and Barcelona in the semi-finals in 2006-07 and 2018-19.
If Liverpool go out, it would be the first time since a run of four seasons between 2004-05 and 2007-08 that the Champions League holders have failed to go beyond the last 16 in consecutive seasons, with Real Madrid having going out at this stage last season against Ajax.
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in seven goals in five Champions League knockout appearances at Anfield (three goals, four assists), averaging a goal or assist every 54 minutes.
Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak has conceded only 37 goals in his first 49 Champions League appearances, the record for fewest goals conceded by a goalkeeper in his first 50 appearances is held by Dida (35), followed by Victor Valdes (38).