Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & Audi Cup final preview

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Liverpool will look to continue their impressive pre-season when they take on Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Having emphatically beaten Bayern Munich 3-0 on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp's side set up a meeting with the Liga outfit, who defeated Napoli in the other semi-final.

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The game against Atletico is the Reds' second last friendly outing ahead of the Premier League kick-off, with a game against Athletic Bilbao to come at the Aviva Stadium on August 5.

Atletico, meanwhile, close out their schedule with a trip to England to face Premier League newcomers Brighton.

Game

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Date

Wednesday, August 2

Time

20:30 (local) / 19:30 (BST)

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM

Roberto Firmino Liverpool Audi Cup
Roberto Firmino Liverpool Audi Cup

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on ITV 4, as well as LFC TV - Liverpool's in-house broadcasting service. Viewers can also stream live online via the ITV Player or LFC TV Go..

UK TV channel

Online stream

ITV 4 / LFCTV

ITV Player / LFCTV Go

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on Univision Deportes, which is a Spanish service. It can also be streamed online in English at fuboTV or LFC TV Go.

US TV channel

Online stream

Univision Deportes (Spanish)

fuboTV / LFCTV Go

SQUAD & TEAM NEWS

Position

Atletico Madrid players

Goalkeepers

Oblak, Werner, Moya

Defenders

Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis, Juanfran, Gimenez, Vrsaljko, Lucas, Sergi, Solano, Tachi

Midfielders

Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Gaitan, Partey, Kranevitter, Moreno, Saul, Bare, Amath, Olabe, Augusto

Forwards

Griezmann, Torres, Correa, Vietto

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Diego Simeone took a 29-man squad with him to Munich for the Audi Cup and played a strong team against Napoli, with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres playing 75 minutes.

The Argentine may mix his team up somewhat given the quick turnaround, so as to avoid exhausting his players ahead of the final pre-season friendly against Brighton four days later.

Potential starting XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Filipe Luis, Godin, Savic; Carrasco, Koke, Gaitan, Gabi; Griezmann, Torres.

Position

Liverpool players

Goalkeepers

Karius, Mignolet, Ward

Defenders

Moreno, Lovren, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Flanagan, Klavan

Midfielders

Henderson, Coutinho, Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Grujic, Kent, Salah, Ejaria

Forwards

Firmino, Sturridge, Mane, Woodburn, Solanke

Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score against Bayern, but the England international also sustained a thigh injury and is unlikely to be risked.

James Milner played no part in Tuesday's win as he recovers from a thigh problem, but he could be considered for the final with such a quick turnaround, while Nathaniel Clyne is out injured.

Potential starting XI: Karius; Robertson, Flanagan, Klavan, Matip; Henderson, Coutinho, Can; Salah, Firmino, Sane.

BETTING & MATCH ODDS

Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid Napoli Audi Cup
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid Napoli Audi Cup

Atletico are 8/5 favourites to win, according to dabblebet , while Liverpool are considered 13/8 to triumph in Munich. A draw, meanwhile, is priced at 11/5.

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GAME PREVIEW

Sadio Mané Liverpool
Sadio Mané Liverpool

While it is dangerous to read too much into pre-season performances, Liverpool fans will be forgiven for being optimistic ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. The Reds are currently unbeaten heading into the new season, recording comfortable victories over the likes of Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich.

Klopp has been pleased with his team's displays, particularly those of Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah, but the German coach is still keen to see improvements as he prepares to launch a renewed assault on the Premier League this term.

"As a manager, I look at that (how the team is shaping up), and maybe it's [because of] tiredness that it hasn't been 100 per cent but I see that we're getting there," said the Liverpool boss. "We have really trained a lot around these games and it's not that we're fresh for the preparation games. I'm quite satisfied with how they've played but I think we can do better."

The meeting between Liverpool and Atletico will see Fernando Torres come up against his old club and, though his reputation among some fans may have tarnished somewhat with his big-money move to Chelsea, the Spain international is still excited by the prospect.

"For me, playing against Liverpool is always going to be special," Torres told the official Atletico Madrid website. "It’s a club that I have in my heart and I spent three and a half fantastic years there, I have many friends, so it will be very special."

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