Mohamed Salah's Liverpool face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this evening
Mohamed Salah's Liverpool face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this evening

The Champions League returns for Matchday 3 this week with Liverpool and Manchester City in action tonight.

We preview their group games against Atletico Madrid and Club Brugge, while our transfer content thrusts Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui into the spotlight.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be out to exact revenge on Atletico while also looking to make it three wins from three in Group B.

Diego Simeone’s men knocked the then holders out during the last 16 in 2019-20 as the Spanish manager’s defensive style got the better of Klopp’s front-foot approach.

Our Talking Tactics piece homes in on the pair’s differing managerial styles as they get set to collide again.

Talking Tactics: Klopp must show Simeone who's the boss

Meanwhile, another Atletico man with history at Liverpool is striker Luis Suarez, who is continuing to show his class at the age of 34.

With five goals this season, can the Uruguayan haunt his former side?

In Focus: Suarez ready to star again in Reds reunion

Club Brugge vs Manchester City

Joao Cancelo has been one of Manchester City's standout performers this season
Joao Cancelo has been one of Manchester City's standout performers this season

In a less healthy position are City, who will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their last Group A outing.

One man who could be key is all-action full-back Joao Cancelo, who has established himself as one of Pep Guardiola’s most trusted players.

We turn the spotlight on the Portuguese international as he continues to prove his worth in Manchester.

In Focus: How Cancelo became a main Man for City

Tuesday preview

Along with the games highlighted above, there are six other Champions League matches to savour.

Our extensive Tuesday preview is the only thing you need to get fully up to speed, with team news, match statistics and quirky facts galore.

Champions League Tuesday preview: Atleti and Liverpool set for battle

Transfer Talk

Ajax’s Group C game against Borussia Dortmund looks set to be one of Matchday 3’s most exciting contests with a number of stars on show.

Ajax defender Mazraoui, who has made a name for himself with some impressive displays for the Eredivisie outfit, could well be on the move sooner rather than later. 

With Arsenal and Leeds reportedly interested, we assess the Moroccan international's strengths as a switch to the Premier League looms. 

Transfer Talk: Mazraoui looks a Premier League player in waiting
Noussair Mazraoui is reportedly being tracked by two Premier League clubs
Noussair Mazraoui is reportedly being tracked by two Premier League clubs

As always, our daily round-up is here to keep you up to date with all the gossip from the transfer world.

The latest from the rumour mill sees City name their price for Raheem Sterling with Barcelona set to ramp up their interest in the England forward.

Transfer Talk: Barca may not have the Sterling to land Raheem

Before you go

If cricket takes your fancy, our resident columnist Matthew Storey is on hand to round up all the latest news as the T20 World Cup claims the headlines.

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