Match Officials : Our referee is Daniel Siebert, He will be assisted by Rafael Foltyn and
Lasse Koslowski. The
fourth official is Sven Jablonski and the Video Assistant Referee is Bastian Dankert.
Liverpool : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Keita, Milner, Henderson, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Fabinho, Konate, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Phillips, N Williams
Atlético Madrid : Oblak, Trippier, Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso, Carrasco, Lemar, Koke, De Paul, Joao Felix, Griezmann
Subs: Lecomte, Gimenez, Luis Suarez, Correa, Lodi, Llorente, Herrera, Cunha, Vrsaljko.
If there is one statistic that Jürgen Klopp would like to turn around then it is the fact that Liverpool have lost six of their last seven away games in Spain.
The last time these teams met in the 2019/20 season Atlético Madrid won both the home and away legs.
Liverpool continue to be without the injured Curtis Jones and Thiago Alcantara. They will however welcome back Alisson and Fabinho after they have completed their quarantine having travelled to a country on the UK red-list .
In round one Atlético were held to a goalless draw by FC Porto and they now find themselves in second position on four points.
After the first two rounds in the group stage Liverpool is at the top on six points after beating both AC Milan and FC Porto.
Good evening and welcome to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for our live coverage of this UEFA Champions League group B clash between Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool.
Kick-Off! We are underway here in a very warm and noisy Madrid. Liverpool are in their yellow away strip.
Atlético are enjoying the better of the early possession share.
It's been a physical start from both teams with challenges going in all over the place early on.
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, SALAH! 0-1: Liverpool build patiently. Robertson crosses to Salah, who has to run to control it. He does what he did against City and Watford. After twisting and turning it deflects past Oblak into the back of the net. They gave Salah too much space.
The goal has been credited to Milner, who deflected it into the net. Funny!
They come again and Firmino is almost at the end of it as Atlético appear to be rattled just a tad since the goal. Liverpool MUST take advantage now.
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, KEITA! 0-2: WHAT A STRIKE as Liverpool assert their authority! Alexander-Arnold finds Firmino, who's shot is cleared and it deflects to Keita, who fires it home from 30 metres. WOW!
Mane is fouled by Felipe for a Liverpool free-kick near halfway.
VAR has now determined that the deflection came off Kondogbia, so the goal is back to SALAH! Watch this space for more.
GOAL, ATLETICO MADRID, GRIEZMANN! 1-2: They hit one back. How did that go through? It passes everyone on the way through. It looked liked an aimless ball. Game on after Koke fired it in and Griezmann gets a boot to it. It all started with Lemar beating Keita.
After a long VAR check for offside the goal is eventually confirmed.
It's all Atletico now since that goal.
Possession is back with Liverpool as they try to slow things down just a bit.
Mane is dispossessed and Griezmann races into the area as Liverpool are cut apart. Great work by Alisson to prevent the goal.
Henderson is down and Liverpool have a free-kick near halfway.
Milner secures a free-kick near the corner and Alexander-Arnold floats it in. Felipe does well for Atletico and clears.
GOAL, ATLETICO MADRID, GRIEZMANN! 2-2: It's all square! Keita is beaten and Joao Felix sets up Griezmann and he always looked like scoring once he got the first touch to beat Van Dijk. Brilliant play and a top quality goal.
It looks like we may see a defensive change for Atletico just before the break.
Simeone is now asking the crowd to get involved. He likes to do that!
Liverpool have possession back and again they slow things down.
Joao Felix is at it again and secures a corner, as Alisson just gets a glove to it.
There's a real threat from the home side everytime they venture forward.
Alisson SAVES again. It's another long pass and the shot from Lemar is stopped! Great work by the home team now.
We are now into the two extra minutes of time added on for stoppages and it's the Liverpool defence that are now under pressure.
HALF-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 2-2 LIVERPOOL. What a breathtaking half that was! Liverpool started fast but the home team ended the half stronger. We may see Keita being replaced by Fabinho. Only time will tell.
Kick-Off! We are back underway in the second half.
SUBSTITUTION: A change at the break for Liverpool and Fabinho is indeed on for Keita. Atletico also made a change.
Fabinho is involved right away as he dispossesses Griezmann.
Liverpool secure the first corner of the half. Alexander-Arnold floats it in and Mane's header is SAVED by Oblak. Great work Mane and even better from the keeper.
At the other end the Liverpool back four is opened again and now it's Alisson with a magnificent SAVE!
RED CARD, ATLETICO MADRID, GRIEZMANN! 2-2: Firmino is down after a high-boot from Griezmann. WOW! Was that a red card offence? A huge call! I guess he did hit Firmino's head with his boot but it may have been an accident!
Salah runs down the right and they secure a corner. Alexander-Arnold floats it in and Gimenez clears for a second corner. The second one is straight at the keeper.
Robertson is into space and after a half-volley attempt he watches it flies over.
YELLOW! Milner is now booked for a foul on Trippier. He needs to be careful.
WIDE! Alisson is beaten but the final shot for Atletico is luckily WIDE.
SUBSTITUTION: A double change for Liverpool. Jota and Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for Milner and Mane.
YELLOW! Alexander-Arnold is booked for dissent. It's getting feisty out there now. Atletico appealing for everything.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is inside the box after a pass from Salah but it's straight at Oblak.
Hermoso is down and takes his time with his recovery and thereby running the clock down.
Hermoso clears to give Liverpool a corner after a Firmino and Jota exchange.
Atletico is giving it their all to get the next goal. If that happens they will no doubt close shop.
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! after Hermoso trips Jota in the area. Silly!
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, SALAH! 2-3: Salah slots the goal and Oblak goes the other way. Big moment!
Do not write Atletico off yet!
PENALTY TO ATLETICO! after Jota is in with a clumsy challenge.
Atletico have a dangerous free-kick after a foul by Firmino on Lemar.
NO PENALTY and LIVERPOOL ARE LUCKY! It's been overturned on VAR.
Atletico are not happy!
SUBSTITUTION: Joe Gomez is on to replace Alexander-Arnold. We are surely in for a lively finish.
We will have a few extra minutes of time added on especially after that long VAR delay.
We will have six minutes of time added on for stoppages.
Liverpool are trying to manage the game now and Fabinho is down.
SUBSTITUTION: Liverpool in defensive mode now as Salah is off for Neco Williams.
Atletico come again and Suarez combines with Correa. The final touch from Correa is just OVER! This is a team with 10 men!
YELLOW! Suarez is booked after some excessive complaining against a Van Dik challenge. He may have a point...
FULL-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 2-3 LIVERPOOL. What a win for The Reds on the road. Simeone is straight down the tunnel without shaking Klopp's hand. Liverpool maintain their perfect start to this campaign and they win a rare game in Spain. What a game with so much drama. Thank you for joining us.