Liverpool faces a tough Champions League mission tonight on their journey to face Serie A's Atalanta on matchday three.


The reigning English champions are currently two points clear at the top of Group D after a narrow away win over Ajax with a 2-0 loss to Danish debutants FC Midtjylland at Anfield last week.


Jurgen Klopp's side then left late to overcome West Ham's resurgence in the Premier League on Saturday, with Mohamed Salah and summer signing Diogo Jota scoring in the two most recent victories.


The Reds' defensive shortage is likely to be severely tested by an Atalanta team that will score freely and seek to take them to the top of the group.





Date, time, and place


Atalanta vs Liverpool is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. GMT tonight (Tuesday, November 3, 2020).


The match will take place behind closed doors at the Gewiss stadium in Bergamo due to government guidelines on the coronavirus.


How to watch


Television channel: The game will be televised on BT Sport 2, with coverage from 7pm.


Live Streaming: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport video player and app.


Team news


Fabinho remains out of the game for Liverpool, who will be without central talisman Virgil van Dijk for several months after knee surgery, with a thigh injury, while Thiago Alcantara is still absent as he struggles with a knee problem.


Joel Matip, who missed out on West Ham, had Nathaniel Phillips make his Premier League debut at the weekend, and the 23-year-old impressed with a man of the match display.


However, Matip, Naby Keita, and Kostas Tsimikas have returned to training and traveled to Bergamo, with Klopp set to make a late decision on the participation of that trio.


 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been absent for a long time.


Liverpool expected formation (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Shaqiri; Salah, Mane, Jota


Prediction: Atalanta 2-2 Liverpool


Atalanta is again leading the way in terms of goals scored in Serie A this season while having already scored six in two Champions League ties.


They should be able to get past Liverpool's weakened defense more than once in a potentially exciting game, although the Reds have the firepower to keep up with their hosts.


Head-to-head history and results (h2h)


These two clubs have never before met in an official UEFA competition.


Odds and betting tips


Atalanta Win - 5/12

Liverpool win - 11/10

Draw - 100/30

More than 3.5 goals - 10/11

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