- Liverpool have only won twice against Spanish opponents in the Champions League, in 12 games (W2, D5, L5)
- Atletico Madrid have only lost twice while visiting English teams in the Champions League (W2, D3, L2)
- Mohamed Salah (13 goals) can overtake Steven Gerrard (14 goals) as Liverpool’s top scorer at Anfield in Champions League history
- James Milner (12 assists) can overtake Steven Gerrard (12 assists) as Liverpool’s highest assist provider in Champions League history – Roberto Firmino is close as well with 11 assists
After a disappointing 2-2 draw against Brighton, Liverpool will host Atletico Madrid at Anfield for a Champions League showdown. The Reds registered an emphatic win over los Rojiblancos last time out but their record against Spanish sides at home (in the Champions League) shows that history is not on their side.
|Liverpool vs Spanish clubs in the Champions League (Home games)|
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have only lost 2 of the 22 games they’ve played at Anfield. One of them, however, was the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the 2019-20 Champions League Round of 16 that resulted in Liverpool getting eliminated.
Liverpool’s previous win over Atletico Madrid was their first over the Spanish champions in the tournament. Currently, Liverpool’s record against Atletico Madrid stands as:
Played – 5
Wins – 1
Losses – 2
Draws – 2
Atletico Madrid have been tough visitors for English sides across European competitions. They have lost only once in their last six away trips while facing English clubs (W2, D3). Their last loss in the Champions League, on English soil, was at Stamford Bridge last season (Round of 16) where Chelsea won 2-0.
|Atletico Madrid vs English clubs in the Champions League (Away games)|
Mohamed Salah on the verge of making history, yet again
The Egyptian forward has found the net at a very high rate this season for Liverpool, scoring 15 goals and assisting 6 in 13 appearances across all competitions. He has also scored 13 times in 20 Champions League games at Anfield. If he scores one on Wednesday, he’ll match Steven Gerrard (14 goals) as Liverpool’s top scorer at home in Champions League history.
James Milner can also become a record-holder for Liverpool if he provides an assist. With 12 assists, he is Liverpool’s all-time leader in the Champions League, tied with Gerrard. Roberto Firmino is hot on the heels with 11 assists.