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Predicted XI – Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

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The UEFA Champions League is back and Atletico Madrid welcome title holders Liverpool for the first leg of their Round of 16 encounter.

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Big boost for Atletico Madrid could be the potential return of Diego Costa who trained with the first squad on Monday morning, one day before the clash with the reigning champions.

Joao Felix is definitely out, however, along with English full-back Kieran Trippier who underwent groin surgery two weeks ago.

Alvaro Morata should lead Atleti’s attacking line, while Argentine forward Angel Correa is expected to support him from the opening minutes.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): Oblak – Arias, Gimenez, Felipe, Renan Lodi – Koke, Thomas, Llorente, Saul – Correa, Morata