The midfield battle
Liverpool’s midfield may not be as creative as other top sides’ midfield lineups are but it definitely does the job at the end of the day. Moreover, the daunting setup also makes it difficult to score against Liverpool.
Although, without Jordan Henderson, Liverpool has struggled, yet the Reds can still achieve the objective with Fabinho, Georgino Wijnaldum and Naby Keita in the lineup.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s midfield players have been underwhelming this season except for Thomas Partey, and that is not enough for Diego Simeone’s side at the Anfield.
It was this midfield setup only which kept Barcelona shut for whole 90 minutes the last season and allowed the frontline to do the further damage, which allowed them to make one of the historic comebacks in the tournament.