Team news: Milan were without Theo Hernández and Olivier Giroud who had a World Cup final coming up, as well as without Mike Maignan, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjær, Sergiño Dest, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Junior Messias, Brahim Díaz, Divock Origi, Rafael Leão, Charles De Ketelaere and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time was 16:30 CET.

Goals: Salah (5′), Saelemaekers (29′), Thiago (41′), Núñez (82′, 89′)
Penalty shootout: Tsimikas (L) missed, Bennacer (M) goal, Keïta (L) missed, Bakayoko (M) goal, Carvalho (L) goal, Adli (M) missed, Clark (L) goal, El Hilali (M) goal, Núñez (L) goal, Kalulu (M) goal.

Liverpool F.C. (4-3-3) – Jürgen Klopp
Caoimhín Kelleher (59′ Adrián); James Milner (59′ Melkamu Frauendorf), Joël Matip (66′ Nat Phillips), Joe Gomez (83′ Jarell Quansah), Andrew Robertson (59′ Konstantinos Tsimikas); Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcântara (59′ Fábio Carvalho), Harvey Elliott (78′ Bobby Clark); Mohamed Salah (83′ Ben Doak), Roberto Firmino (59′ Darwin Núñez), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (59′ Naby Keïta).
Bench: Davies; Chambers; Cain, Corness.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Antonio Mirante; Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Matteo Gabbia (72′ Jan-Carlo Simić), Tommaso Pobega (72′ Andrea Bozzolan); Rade Krunić (46′ Ismaël Bennacer), Sandro Tonali (46′ Aster Vranckx); Alexis Saelemaekers (72′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Yacine Adli, Ante Rebić (56′ Youns El Hilali); Marko Lazetić (85′ Adam Bakoune).
Bench: Jungdal, Tătăruşanu

Referee: Omar Mohamed Al Ali (EAU).

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Oluwa Shevy

Lost to arsenal and Liverpool just don’t repeat it with Tottenham hope there learn before then


As high earners and more experienced members of the squad, rebic and origi have the responsibilities to perform well when selected. Their displays and injury records so far this season have been concerning. If they fail to improve by the end of the season, perhaps it’s better they are sold to make room for daniel maldini and lorenzo colombo. The money generated from their sales can also be used to bring in Nicolo Zaniolo to solve the RW problem