Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool make Champions League group-stage history with 2-1 win over AC Milan

Liverpool staged a comeback against AC Milan to maintain their 100% record in the group phase of this year's UEFA Champions League.

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool continued their merry run in the UEFA Champions League, winning their final group match against AC Milan by a 2-1 scoreline. Already guaranteed a top spot finish in the “Group of Death” in this year’s Champions League, the Reds travelled to Italy with another big motivation, which was to become the first English club to win all six group matches in a single UEFA Champions League campaign.

Liverpool came from behind against AC Milan, courtesy of goals from their Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi to win the tie 2-1 which meant a 100 per cent group stage record for the winners of the 2018/19 edition. It is no easy feat for the English club, having been drawn alongside some of Europe’s heavyweight teams in Atletico Madrid, FC Porto and AC Milan.

Liverpool became the first English side to win all of their group games in a single edition of the Champions League

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Jurgen Klopp with Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp, who has the reputation of being a hard taskmaster, too expressed his pleasure at becoming the first side from England to achieve this record this year.

“I don’t feel pride a lot in football because I expect good things to happen, but that fills me with a lot of pride,” the Liverpool manager said of his team’s 100% record.

“Not mainly because we won six games, but because we won this game and it was so good. We made changes but then the boys have to be confident enough to show how good they are and I saw a lot of good things tonight. The fact we won all six games is another chapter in the history of these wonderful players in the last few years.”

Who can Liverpool face in the knockout stages?

After finishing top of their group, Liverpool will be drawn against the 7 other runners up from the other groups, excluding the English clubs (Chelsea if they finish second). They can face the likes of PSG, Sporting, Inter, Barcelona/Benfica, Villarreal/Atalanta, RB Salzburg or Juventus.

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