Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata could be fit to face Liverpool in the Champions League, according to Goal.

The Reds face the Spanish giants in the competition’s last 16 this month, with the first leg on February 18 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The second leg takes place on March 3 at Anfield.

It was originally reported that Morata could miss the first leg due to a right leg muscle injury that he suffered during the 1-0 league loss against Real Madrid over a week ago.

However, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suggested that Morata has recovered, which means he should be fit to play against Liverpool next week.

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MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 01: Alvaro Morata of Atletico Madrid is challenged by Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 01, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

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The fitness of both Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Joao Felix is unknown as of this moment. They both suffered injuries recently, meaning they could at least miss the first leg against Liverpool.

Morata coming back into the team would no doubt aid the Spanish giants. However, the way Jurgen Klopp’s team defend, one would back the Reds to get the better of the striker.

However, this will be a difficult clash nonetheless. Atletico Madrid are a solid side and they are not easy to break.

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