Liverpool and AC Milan kick off the 2021-22 Champions League season with a mouthwatering match at Anfield on Wednesday. For this rematch of the 2005 and 2007 finals, here’s some interesting Champions League football news – Liverpool vs AC Milan.
The Reds are aiming for their seventh European title this season, whereas Milan, for their eighth triumph on the continent.
- Harvey Elliott suffered a horrific leg injury in Sunday’s win over Leeds (football prediction). So, the midfielder will be out for an extended period of time for Liverpool, while Roberto Firmino remains absent, injured.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
- Olivier Giroud, who left Chelsea this summer, could quickly return to England because he’s resuming play after a Covid-imposed absence.
AC Milan possible starting lineup: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Florenzi, Diaz, Rebic; Ibrahimovic
Champions League Football News – Liverpool vs AC Milan
- Liverpool will have an advantage in this clash between historically two heavyweights on the first European night at Anfield. They will have a large home crowd cheering them on from the stands. This is after the now-infamous clash with Atletico Madrid as the coronavirus pandemic was first taking hold in the UK.
Liverpool and Milan, both of European behemoths are already making quick starts to domestic title challenges. And they are looking to carry that momentum over to continental competition.
So, a tense and closely fought battle within, and kicking off, Group B should be in store on Merseyside.
Besides, there is a brief but well-documented history between Liverpool and AC Milan in the Champions League.
However, we still don’t see either side gaining an advantage and are betting on a score draw in Wednesday’s opener.