There aren't many teams that can claim to hold the upper hand on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, but Atletico Madrid is one of them.
The Rojiblancos have consistently proven to be formidable foes for the Reds, especially in Madrid where Liverpool has never claimed a victory in four tries. More recently, the teams faced off in the last-16 of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League with Atletico winning the first leg 1-0 at home followed by a 3-2 extra-time victory at Anfield.
Now the teams are among a tough foursome in Group B of the 2021-22 edition — Milan and Porto make up the other two sides in the group — and head into Tuesday's meeting in Madrid occupying the top two spots after two matchdays. Liverpool will put their perfect 2-0-0 start to the group-stage up against a battle-tested Atletico side that is also unbeaten so far (1-1-0).
With Matchdays 3 and 4 mirroring one another, Atletico and Liverpool will play each other in back-to-back matches that may ultimately decide the fate of the group. Such importance is not lost on Klopp.
"Yes, if you win both games against Atletico in that group then it's pretty likely that you go through – that was clear from the beginning, I would say," Klopp said on Monday. "Hopefully we can use the things we learned from the two games we played against them [in 2020], even though they changed a lot since then.
"They play [a] different system, changed a lot of players. So, we face a different but not a weaker animal. They became Spanish champions last year, so that's not an easy thing to do. Some of the core of the players are still together for a while, so they know how to win football games and that's what they will try [on Tuesday]."
Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's match:
Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool: What time is kick-off?
- Date: Tuesday, October 19
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
The match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
How to watch Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool: TV channel, live stream in Canada
- Live stream: DAZN
Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool, like all Champions League matches, is available exclusively on DAZN in Canada.
DAZN is not a linear channel but is a global live sports streaming service. It has the streaming rights for the Champions League, Europe's top club soccer competition.
Can I watch Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool for free?
In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a free 30-day trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
The free-trial period includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming.
How much does Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool cost on DAZN?
- Monthly subscription: $20 CAD
- Annual subscription: $150 CAD
A monthly subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD and an annual subscription is $150 CAD.
The subscription gives users access to all live and on-demand Champions League content, as well as DAZN's additional programming, which includes other major European soccer leagues (Premier League, Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League) as well as other live sports.
For current subscribers, Champions League matches are already included in the cost of a subscription.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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