Joao Felix has shown signs of recapturing top form, and Diego Simeone is eager for the Atletico Madrid star to sustain his performances.
Manchester City trail Liverpool by 14 points, but Rodri has said the reigning Premier League champions will "fight until the end".
For the first time in Champions League history, only teams from Europe's top five leagues made it through to the knockout stage.
Joao Felix's star turn in Atletico Madrid's victory over Lokomotiv Moscow gained recognition from head coach Diego Simeone.
Atletico Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Wednesday's Champions League Group D clash to make certain of a place in the knockout stage.
Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo feature in the best Opta facts ahead of Wednesday's eight Champions League matches.
Everton have reportedly made contact with Carlo Ancelotti, while Manchester United are preparing for life after Paul Pogba.
Atletico Madrid have won just one of their last eight games but Diego Simeone has backed them to come good against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as a transfer target, should Neymar leave the French capital.
Diego Simeone reflected on another scoreless outing for Atletico Madrid, who have only netted 16 goals in as many LaLiga games this season.