On Wednesday Liverpool will host AC Milan for their first match of the Champions League 2021-22 season at Anfield. This is claimed to be a rematch of the 2005 and 2007 finals. This season, Jurgen Klopp’s side is aiming for their seventh European title, meanwhile, Milan is aiming for their eighth triumph on the continent. Here is everything you need to know about Liverpool vs AC Milan football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Champions League match of the season.
In Sunday’s Premier League win over Leeds, Harvey Elliott suffered a horrific leg injury. Thus he will be out for an extended period of time for Liverpool, while Roberto Firmino also remains out injured.
Oliver Giroud made a football transfer to AC Milan leaving Chelsea this summer and he could make a quick return to England after returning from a Covid-imposed absence.
On the first European night at Anfield, Liverpool will undoubtedly be boosted to victory in this clash between historically two heavyweights with a crowd since the now-infamous clash with Atletico Madrid as the coronavirus pandemic was first taking hold in the UK.
Both of these European behemoths are looking to carry that momentum over to continental competition and are making quick starts to domestic title challenges, a tense and closely fought battle should be in store on Merseyside.
There is a brief but well-documented history between Liverpool and AC Milan in the Champions League, but we don’t see either side gaining an advantage and are betting on a score draw in Wednesday’s opener.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Florenzi, Diaz, Rebic; Ibrahimovic
Our Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 AC Milan