Liverpool can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with at least two games on Wednesday when they face Atalanta.

With half of the group stage matches complete, the Premier League champions have a record of 100 per cent and conceded no goal.

Should Liverpool Defeating Atalanta, they will advance to the Round of 16 with two group matches still alive and given Jurgen Klopp a chance to use the last two games to rotate his team.

The win puts Liverpool on 12 points and puts them on top of the group, giving them a positive draw in the next round.

A win over Atalanta would only mean that Ajax could catch up with them in the race for the lead, and to do so they would have to win all three of their remaining matches, including a trip to Anfield.

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Ajax will also need a nice surprise for Midgeland, beating Merseyside in the rematch after their 2–0 defeat at Anfield in October.

Liverpool’s remaining matches in the Champions League group stage:

  • Atalanta (on the ground) – November 25
  • Ajax (H) – December 1
  • Midtjylland (A) – Dec 9