Different time, the same excitement. The European giants face once again, a replay of the final from Istanbul.
The strength of both teams in relation to those duels has changed a lot. Milan returned to the Champions League after a break of seven years. Finishing in second place in Serie A last season, the home team is a slight favourite to win the points. Klopp will be expecting a difficult duel with the Italian giant. Milan, have looked as good, if not better than Liverpool, having won each of their first three Serie A games so far. Both sides enjoy excellent form, and they will search for a win at Anfield.
Liverpool from the first four rounds in the Premier League won ten of the possible 12 points with a goal difference of 9-1. In the last match, they demonstrated dominance against Leeds (3-0), whose goal was kicked 30 times. The Reds on the Island will be considered a big favourite, but Pioli’s team look great physically at the beginning of the season. They play aggressively, with a lot of running and maybe that’s the recipe for avoiding defeat at the European premiere.
Liverpool has been drawn in a tricky group in the UEFA Champions League, comprising Milan, Atletico Madrid and FC Porto. However, it’s a favourite, and they have enough depth to see off their opponents and book the first victory.
Our prediction: Liverpool Asian Handicap -1.25 @1.98