In a dramatic Champions League group B match at Anfield, Liverpool came back to defeat AC Milan 3-2.
Despite being among the most successful teams in European Cup history, the two clubs have only ever met in competitive games twice: in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. This was supposed to be a unique occasion, as it would be the Serie A giants’ first visit to Anfield. Both teams had yet to lose a match this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in the group level on points at the top of the Premier League and the Rossoneri in Italy’s top flight.
The hosts got off to a fast start and took the lead when Trent Alexander-ball Arnold’s deflected off Fikayo Tomori. Mohamed Salah subsequently had an opportunity to double Liverpool’s lead from the penalty spot, but Mike Maignan saved it brilliantly.
Before halftime, Milan struck twice in quick succession to take a surprising lead, when Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz silenced the home crowd.
At the start of the second half, Milan had a goal disallowed, but Salah made up for his penalty miss by rifling home from close range in the 49th minute.
With a powerful shot from the outskirts of the area, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson completed the turnaround.