Simeone of Atletico's Siméone claims that Liverpool will make things difficult for us
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said his team expects a tough test in the Champions League group B game at home to Liverpool on Tuesday and praised the Premier League team for their style of play.
Atletico have won three of their last four games against Liverpool, including a 3-2 comeback win at Anfield in the 2019-20 last 16.
"Chelsea, (Manchester) City, Liverpool are all fantastic, but watching Liverpool is a real pleasure," Simeone told saturday's news conference.
"They press high, play a high line, they have no fear of leaving gaps at the back. They have very quick players to go on the break. They have improved their defensive strength with (Virgil) van Dijk now (back from a long-term injury).
"I don't expect anything less than a team that will make things difficult for us. We will try and find a way to hurt them, we must match their intensity and we will look to create our own chances."
Jose Gimenez, Marcos Llorente, Matheus Cunha, and Marco Mara Lllorent will face a late assessment to be in contention for the game, according to Simeone.
Atletico are now second in Group B with four points from two games, two behind leaders Liverpool.