Liverpool vs Milan Sep 15, 2021 Match Preview and Stats

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 stretched 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 it and 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.

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