Liverpool vs AC Milan Champions League LIVE Football Score 7 Dec 2021
About the match
Milan is going head to head with Liverpool starting on 7 Dec 2021 at 20:00 UTC at San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza stadium, Milan city, Italy. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group B.
Liverpool will aim to make it six wins from six in the 2021-22 Champions League when they pay a visit to San Siro to lock horns with AC Milan on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s dominant crop are already assured of their place in the last 16, while the Rossoneri are involved in a three-way battle for second place in Group B.
Amid a downward spiral in Serie A, AC Milan travelled to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid on the penultimate matchday in Group B aiming to avoid being on the wrong end of another 97th-minute Luis Suarez penalty.
Asserting their dominance on the continental stage has not gone at all to plan for the Rossoneri, but in one of the tournament’s heart-warming success stories, former delivery driver Junior Messias scored his first goal for the club on his first Champions League start to hand Milan a crucial 1-0 win.
That victory represents Milan’s only win of the 2021-22 tournament so far – having lost three and drawn one of their opening four games in Group B – and after seemingly being down and out, the third-placed Rossoneri are now just one point behind second-placed Porto.
Their fate is out of their own hands, but victory at San Siro coupled with a Porto-Atletico stalemate would see Stefano Pioli’s men book their place in the last-16, and they have secured back-to-back Serie A wins over Genoa and Salernitana ahead of this battle.
No visiting team has been able to keep a clean sheet on the San Siro turf this season, and there would be no better time for Milan to claim their first Champions League home win since September 2013, especially with Liverpool simply playing for pride.
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.
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.