Liverpool have completely dominated the Group of Death and are through to the Round-of-16 with flying colours. When the reds were drawn into the same group as the big guns like AC Milan and Porto, it was quite worrying for many fans. Skip to today, Liverpool have won all 6 of their league stage matches and are only one of the 3 clubs to have achieved the extraordinary feat this season (alongside Ajax and Bayern Munich).
It was already confirmed that Liverpool were qualifying to the Round-of-16 as the leaders of Group B. However, winning all 6 matches was a big feat in itself and thus many were curious as to whether the Reds will be able to pull it off in their last match against Club Brugge. Jurgen Klopp used his second team for the night (with Mohamed Salah being the only main team player in the setup) against AC Milan and still managed to win.
Although AC Milan got an early lead through Fikayo Tomori, Liverpool were quick to equalise through Mohamed Salah. However, the Reds were not content with that and they wanted three points. Jurgen Klopp’s men completely dominated the match all throughout. They maintained 52% possession, attempted 22 shots and had 7 shots on target.
WATCH: Divock Origi scores the winner for Liverpool
They finally got a breakthrough goal in the second half due to a blatant mistake by AC Milan’s defence line. The high pressing of Liverpool baffled AC Milan’s line of defence and Fikayo Tomori lost possession right in front of his box pretty cheaply. Sadio Mane, who was on the run, got hold of the ball and looped it towards Divock Origi who headed it perfectly.
With this defeat, AC Milan finished last on Group B’s points table which is a very disappointing display by the Serie A table toppers. They are now officially out of the European Championship (both Champions League and Europa league) this season.
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