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Liverpool leave Milan bottom and out of Europe

Published on: 08 December 2021

Liverpool came from behind to beat AC Milan on Tuesday night and, in doing so, became the first English team to qualify from their Champions League group with a 100 percent record, winning each of their six games.

Jurgen Klopp's side found themselves with a bit of a mountain to climb after Fikayo Tomori put Milan ahead, but Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi netted as they turned the game on its head.

Klopp made a number of changes to his XI and as many as eight usual starters were on the bench at the Stadio San Siro, with Alisson Becker, Sadio Mane, and Salah starting. Milan boss Stefano Pioli had his own concerns as a number of important players - the most concerning being Rafael Leao, Simon Kjaer, Ante Rebic, and Olivier Giroud - were out.

Tomori put Milan ahead with half an hour played. A corner was flicked on at the near post and Alisson could only palm the ball to the ex-Chelsea centre-back who fired in from close range.

But Salah levelled six minutes later, claiming his seventh goal in this season's Champions League. With it, he became the first player to score more than 20 goals in five consecutive seasons for the club since Ian Rush between 1981 and 1986.

Origi went on to head home the winner after Mike Maignan stopped a Sadio Mane effort but parried it right onto the Belgian's head.

Milan end their return to the Champions League in disappointment, crashing out of Europe at the bottom of their group.


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