AC Milan vs.  Liverpool - Match Report - December 7, 2021

(EFE) .- The Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the Belgian Divock Origi signed this Tuesday the comeback of Liverpool in San Siro against Milan (1-2) and certified the full of the men of the German Jurgen Klopp, who left Milan out of all and they advanced as leaders of group B ahead of an Atlético Madrid that thrashed Porto.

Without the Dutch Virgil Van Dijk, the English Jordan Henderson and the Portuguese Diogo Jota, Liverpool ended an immaculate group stage with victory with a goal from an always decisive Salah and a great performance from the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The English triumph condemned Milan, which began this event with options to go to the second round and ended up at the bottom of their group, out of everything, but also applauded by San Siro.

Klopp rotated his entire starting defense, leaving even Van Dijk, Henderson and Jota in Liverpool, and opted for the young Tyler Morton in midfield, but he did not renounce Momo Salah and Sadio Mané for the visit to the “Scala del Calcio “, where thirteen European Cups met, seven from Milan and six from the Reds.

It was only worth winning, and waiting for good news from Do Drago, to a Milan that started strong and who dreamed of working the miracle when the Englishman Fikayo Tomori, in a set-piece action, picked up a bad rebound from Alisson and overtook Milan half an hour into the game, unleashing the euphoria of the Milan fans.

But, still without disheveled, Liverpool played good football, relying on Salah on the left wing and on the technique of Divock Origi, whose minutes on the field are worth gold for Klopp’s men.

And it was precisely the Egyptian and the Belgian who were the protagonists of the English comeback. Salah equalized in the 36th minute when he finished off a central rebound from French goalkeeper Mike Maignan, while at the restart it was Origi to head the 2-1 goal.

His goal came at a moment of distraction for Milan, perhaps psychologically hurt by the news of the goal from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann that gave Atlético an advantage in Do Dragao.

An avoidable error in the exit phase of the ball released Mané’s shot that, centrally repelled by Maignan, ended up on the head of Origi, who pushed him to the bottom of the meshes.

The advantage allowed Klopp to manage energy and the meeting between Salah and Mané ended in the 64th minute, while a quarter of an hour later Origi also left the field, against Milan who pushed with courage, but ran into a brilliant Alisson.

The Brazilian goalkeeper denied the draw to the Ivorian Frank Kessie in a heads up and certified the full Liverpool, at the cost of an eliminated Milan.