The official formations of the big match of the Champions League between Liverpool and AC Milan. Confirm the predictions on the choices of Pioli. Rebic and Bennacer from 1 ‘
The wait is over. The Milan tonight he returns to the great European stage and does so by meeting an opponent of the highest level. At 21.00 there will be the kick-off of Liverpool-Milan, match valid for the qualifying rounds of Champions League. After seven years of absence, the team of Stefano Pioli is called to a great test of maturity in the most prestigious competition of the old continent.
A year and a half to grow, mature, strengthen and reconfirm at high levels. Now we have to prove that we can compete with the strongest teams in Europe. For the occasion, Jurgen Klopp and Stefano Pioli will field their best teams. The official choices of the two technicians were made known a few moments ago. Milan, orphan of its leader Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will initially rely on Ante Rebic up front, with Olivier Giroud ready to take over in the second half after healing from Covid-19.
In midfield, however, the couple will play the starter Kessie-Bennacer. Sandro Tonali will start from the bench. The young midfielder has recovered from a slight fever with an attached intestinal problem. Pioli will probably throw him into the fray during the match.
Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, leaves 90 pieces on the bench like Mane, Thiago Alcantara e Van Dijk. Out Firmino and the young man Elliott due to injury.
Below, the official line-ups of Liverpool-Milan:
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita; Salah, Origi, Jota. (A disp. Adrian, Kelleher, Konaté, Matip, Philips, Tsimikas, Milner, Thiago Alcantara, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Origi). All. Klopp.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessié; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Rebic. (Available Tatarusanu, Jungdal, Romagnoli, Gabbia, Kalulu, Ballo Touré, Florenzi, Bennacer, Maldini, Giroud). All. Pioli.