José María Giménez jumped onto the pitch just when his other teammates had left him. He did it in an annex field and together with one of the recuperators of the rojiblanco first team. He was training for a quarter of an hour and touched the ball. In a light way, but it made ball scrolling and controls. Perhaps to start testing how he is facing the clash against Liverpool. Giménez’s contest for the game against the English team is little less than a matter of State for Atlético.

The Uruguayan defender was injured in the international match against Colombia at dawn last Friday. The player has started the season very well and was injured again after not doing so for a long time. The great handicap of the Atlético footballer is injuries and he suffered a new muscular mishap. The estimated time of absence was about two weeks, but the Uruguayan jumped onto the pitch yesterday at the end of the first.

The problem for Atlético is important, since Savic will not be able to play against Liverpool. He is injured and, in addition, sanctioned. Simeone, right now, only has Felipe and Hermoso for the center of the rear. Cholo preferred not to reinforce the central portion of the rear in the transfer market to the detriment of doing it in attack and was left with only four centrals. Kondogbia appears as the emergency solution in the event that the Argentine coach needs another footballer.

The game against Liverpool is not the most propitious for Giménez to play without being one hundred percent hundred. A match against a first-rate rival, against very explosive forwards … Giménez will risk trying to get to the game, although there is a problem that he will relapse and may be injured for a longer time.

Simeone and the defender must decide. The established medical deadline will not have been met, but everything will depend on the player’s feelings. El Cholo is not in favor of taking risks. But it is Liverpool. A clash that everyone wants to play. The Atlético coach, if Giménez does not play, could put Kondogbia as third center-back and continue with his system of three defenders and two lanes. Or play 4-4-2, with Felipe and Hermoso as centrals.


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