Liverpool have been warned that Atlético Madrid may not play the way they usually do when the two sides meet in the Champions League this evening.
Atlético host Liverpool on matchday three of the Champions League in what is likely to be a key game to decide the winners of Group B.
At the moment, Liverpool sit top of the group with six points out of six, having beaten FC Porto and AC Milan so far.
Atlético, meanwhile, have four points to their name after a 2-1 win over Milan but a 0-0 draw with Porto in the middle of September.
It means the pressure is on Diego Simeone’s side to take all three points to maintain their hopes of finishing top of the group.
As usual, the build-up to the game has been dominated by talk of how the Argentine will have his side line up, with many, including Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, expecting another defensive display.
Journalist Miguel Martín Talavera says otherwise, though, and believes La Liga’s current holders may come out on the front foot.
“You need to match Liverpool’s intensity; you have to play fast and be strong,” he told Cadena Ser.
“You have to be forceful, as Simeone says. The year of the pandemic, not only did he manage to beat them, but he managed to stop the best team at the time, not even scoring a goal.
“There is another context and players, but that is the way.
“You have to go for Liverpool like they did against Guardiola’s Barça, against Bayern with Saúl’s goal, as they did against Chelsea. I expect Atletico to go out and bite, to go all out.”