Liverpool LIV Tomori (OG 9'), Salah (49'), Henderson (69')
3-2 FT
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Milan MIL Rebić (42'), Brahim Diaz (44')
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 1
Sep 15, 2021 KO: 19:00

Liverpool - Milan

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Szymon Marciniak
Tomori (OG) 9'  
  42' Rebić
  44' Brahim Diaz
Salah 49'  
Henderson 69'  

Match preview

Henderson to return? - How Liverpool could line up against Milan in the Champions League

Champions League football returns to Anfield with a crowd as Liverpool host AC Milan in their first group stage game. How will Jurgen Klopp set up?

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will be looking to continue their impressive Premier League form as they host AC Milan in the Champions League.

It's the first game in Group B for the Reds, who will also face Atletico Madrid and Porto in the group stages.

They ran out 3-0 winners last time against Leeds, with Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, and Sadio Mane getting on the score sheet.

Milan, by comparison, have picked up nine points from a possible nine as they sit second in Serie A, only behind Jose Mourinho's Roma on goal difference.

One man Klopp won't be able to rely on is 18-year-old Harvey Elliot who suffered a horrific ankle injury in the win over Leeds. The player was stretchered off, and will now face months on the sidelines.

Liverpool Predicted XI

Alisson will unsurprisingly be the man in between the sticks, with the now favoured back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, and Andrew Robertson in front of him.

Joe Gomez and Ibrahim Konate can't seem to get a look in, and unless Klopp changes things around, they won't start against Milan.

Fabinho has returned to his usual defensive midfield role after filling in at centre-half last year, and looks right at home. He will anchor the midfield, with Thiago, who started his first Premier League game of the season against Leeds, one side, and Jordan Henderson on the other.

The Reds captain started on the bench against Leeds, but with Elliot's injury, it hands him the chance to come back into the fold.

Roberto Firmino is still carrying a slight injury, so it will be Diogo Jota through the middle once more.

The electric pair of Salah and Mane will play either side of the Portuguese international.

Liverpool vs Milan - Football tactics and formations

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Milan
  Average Match Rating  
6.7
  Home  
6.5
7.0
  Away  
7.4
6.8
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Milan
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
12
Draws
4
4
Losses
3
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
35
37
Goals Per Game
1.75
1.85
More > 2.5 Goals
8
9
More > 3 Goals
2
4
Scored First in a Match
12
13
Scored Both Halves
8
10
Won More > 1 Goal
10
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
16
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
7
9
Kept Clean Sheet
11
8
Won Without Conceding
10
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
773
681
Possession
58
52
Passes
582
489
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
18
14
Shots on Target
6.15
4.95
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.15
Crosses
20
17
Offsides
2.24
2.93
Penalties
0.05
0.30
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.55
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
16
Interceptions
8.88
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
15
12
Total Shots Conceded
9.75
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.75
3.10
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.06
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
13
Yellow Cards
0.90
1.75
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

Injuries

  1. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  2. Muscle Strain image description
  3. Hamstring image description
  4. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  5. Ankle Fracture image description