AC Milan v Liverpool : UEFA Champion's League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 07-12-2021 12:15 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 7-12-2021 12:15 PM (1 month ago)

Date: Tuesday 7th December, 2021
Time: 6:45 pm
Stadium San Siro
Goal Scorer:
Team News

AC Milan
Milan's attacking forces have taken quite the hit in recent weeks, with Olivier Giroud, Samu Castillejo and Ante Rebic being joined in the medical bay by Pietro Pellegri, who came off after 15 minutes against Salernitana on Saturday with a groin issue.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is therefore sure to lead the line after being rested at the weekend, but Davide Calabria remains out and Simon Kjaer will miss several months with a devastating ACL injury.

Mike Maignan's recent return is a huge boost, though, and Messias's heroics against Atletico may not be enough to see him edge out Brahim Diaz for this crucial battle.

Rafael Leao is also reportedly set to miss out after taking a blow to the thigh at the weekend, so Rade Krunic could be in line for a start on the left.
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Maignan; Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic

As for Liverpool, Joe Gomez and Naby Keita are back in training and could potentially return in midweek, but Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and the suspended James Milner are all unavailable.

Gomez and Keita will surely not be risked from the off with nothing on the line, but there should be opportunities for Tyler Morton and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to start in the middle as Thiago Alcantara enjoys a rest.

Ibrahima Konate, Kostas Tsimikas, Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino could also be rotated into the XI, and it would not be a surprise to see Origi - who Klopp joked he would 'write a book about' - lead the line.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Williams, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Morton, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Origi, Minamino

Prediction: AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool

Posted: at 7-12-2021 12:15 PM (1 month ago) | Hero