Team news from both sides ahead of Anfield clash
Starting with the visitors, they will be without weekend goalscorer and talismanic figure Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede is only just back after a knee injury and he’s not travelling to Anfield for the game after suffering a reaction with a tight Achilles.
All about AC
- Jurgen Klopp almost turned off the TV at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final – like many others who probably considered doing the same, he’s glad he didn’t in the end!
- Sadio Mane is one goal away from joining just three other African players in reaching the 20 milestone in Champions Leagu games. That and the rest of the key stats to know are here
- Anfield under the lights remains a special place, more so now the fans are back. The boss spoke of that, Milan and Mo Salah in his pre-match press conference
Latest Liverpool FC news
- Alisson has praised Joel Matip for his consistent start to the season – and his playmaking abilities!
- And our goalkeeper also wants a swift end to the club vs country row over quarantines and non-selection, with another break just around the corner
- And Trent Alexander-Arnold has been compared to Kevin De Bruyne and David Beckham in the way he dictates and creates play for the Reds
Latest Premier League chat
- Declan Rice will cost £100m in the summer, say West Ham. Do we all imagine Gold Or Sullivan doing the Dr. Evil pinky grin while saying it? Just us?
- Mason Mount will be getting offered a new £150-a-week contract at Chelsea, putting him very slightly ahead of the weekly earnings of club stalwart Danny Drinkwater
- Paul Pogba has had his head turned back toward signing a new United deal after a long-term strategy and careful planning: one game alongside Cristiano, apparently
Tweet of the day and match of the night
— Mick Moran (@Mick_Moran_) September 14, 2021
Take your pick in the Champions League but Barca v Bayern is the obvious stand-out. Another 2-8, you reckon?!