Liverpool record holder sends ‘ominous message’ after victory over AC Milan – Liverpool FC

Liverpool broke yet another important record after a 2-1 away win over AC Milan, as the media hailed their greatness as a team.

The Reds have made a lot of changes at the San Siro, but that hasn’t stopped them.

Goal from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi saw Jurgen KloppTheir team overcame the deficit in the first half, finishing Group B with a 100% record in the process.

Liverpool find themselves in a purple patch at the moment after six straight wins in all competitions, which suggests silverware titles could come as the season progresses.

Here’s how the media reacted to the Reds’ record win.

Liverpool’s second team hailed for their performances…

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Divock Origi (R) celebrates after scoring his second goal in Friday's UEFA Champions League Group B match between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

NS Daily mail‘NS King of Dominica thinks it’s further proof that the Champions League number 7 could come to Anfield:

“In the stands, at the end of the game, a group of Liverpool fans stretched a red banner over a blue tarp to make it stand out.

“Campione Liverpool,” it declares simply, and again you leave a night in Europe thinking that claim will come true in St Petersburg next May. Defeating AC Milan away from home may not be the old man, but that should not detract from their achievements.

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“AC Milan have won the Champions League seven times but Liverpool, in this context, seem capable enough to join them in surpassing that number.

“It remains to be seen whether they can keep the gap in the domestic title race but in Europe anything is possible.”

Melissa Reddy, afterward Independence, is another who has heaped praise on Klopp’s men:

“You could be forgiven for watching a game with the belief that Liverpool are a team that plays for one Champions League lifeline, not the ones that are making the San Siro clean-armed with the group’s victories.

“An In Need of Minutes XI, supplemented with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alisson dominated and ordered the proceedings, while Milan were content to let the game go with them curious as to what they needed to win.

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“Sometimes, Liverpool has become a habit, making things easy. They must throw the children to death – Max Woltman and Conor Bradley – in the minutes they will never forget as Milan limped away from Europe. “

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Takumi Minamino, Kostas Tsimikas, Fabio Henrique Tavares'Fabinho', Nathaniel Phillips and Naby Keita welcome traveling supporters after the UEFA Champions Group B match League match 6 between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Andy Hunter afterward Guardians praising the way Liverpool passed the ‘Table of Death’:

“In a group of European heavyweights, in the end only Liverpool survived. Jürgen Klopp’s makeshift side have done Milan’s light work, as more recognizable units have done with Atletico Madrid and Porto, as Liverpool became the first English club to win all six games in the Premier League. a match Champions League group stage.

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“Even when there is no danger, Liverpool sends an ominous message to Champions League each other’s opponents.

“Klopp made eight changes from the team that started Saturday’s dramatic win at Wolf, gave 19-year-old midfielder Tyler Morton his third Liverpool start, overhauled a four-man defense and gave Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota to add Thiago Alcantara in the night off.

“However, there is still world-class quality in attack with Salah and Sadio Mane and Liverpool, for all disruption, enjoyed a comfortable game at the San Siro against the leaders of Serie A.

Many impressive stats had to be touched by some…

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores the first equalizer in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 6th round tie between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

NS Telegraph‘NS Mike McGrath praised Origi’s other important contribution, as he helped Liverpool make history:

Divock OrigiLiverpool’s status as a cult hero had been well established before this week but at the San Siro he added an entry to his list of all-important goals.

“Four days after rescuing his teammates with the ultimate winner in Wolf, here he headed in a win that ensured Jürgen Klopp’s side became the first English side to progress from Champions League group stage with 100% achievement.

“It may not be as memorable as his goal in the 2019 final, but Origi continues to remind us of his class from the bench.”

This is Anfield‘NS James Nalton emotional at the start of the special season:

“The win keeps Liverpool’s latest remarkable streak going. They have only lost one game all season, and have now won 11 of the last 13 matches.

“They won six out of six in Champions League group – arguably the ‘group of death’ – and only Ajax and Bayern Munich can potentially achieve a similar record at this stage.

“They’re going into this weekend’s game against Steven Gerrard Aston Villa with high spirits and good form, and that helps it to be a home game and they won’t have to go on tour.

“They did the same with much of the first team rested and with the team players achieving crucial game sharpness on a big stage, becoming part of this exceptional early form. in Champions League. ”

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Divock Origi scores the second goal of Friday's UEFA Champions League Group B match between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

And David Maddock afterward Mirror, it is impossible not to mention Salah’s relentless numbers:

“But surely, it was Mohamed Salah Who was the real difference, as he taunted the poor Italians, and turned the game around with a brilliant finish that equalized Fikayo Tomori’s opening goal in the first half.

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“When Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainThe ball’s skillful shot was only weakly blocked by the confused home team’s keeper Mike Maignan, Salah was alert enough to head the ball over the bar, with the skillful technique of a man of his time. climax of the match.

“It was lost to him Champions League a total of seven, and his Liverpool total of 20 in all competitions… in the fifth year running since his arrival at the club. It puts him in sacred company, because the last person to do so was Reds legend Ian Rush.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the Egyptians are rapidly rising to that level in Anfield history, alongside the likes of Rush, Roger Hunt Gordon Hodgson and Robbie Fowler.”

There are also special compliments to some other individuals…

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips (R) challenges a header against AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic? in the UEFA Champions League Group B match on Friday between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

King praising the performance of youngster Tyler Morton:

“True to his words, Liverpool’s play has more emphasis from the way it plays and the younger Tyler Morton is the first to have the shot. It may lack the strength to beat goalkeeper Mike Maignan, which is another glimmer of why Klopp is glowing about this particular 18-year-old.

“Morton is growing at a daily rate and the experience of this nature, being asked to control the rhythm in this arena, can only accelerate his learning.

“He started the last two Champions League and he will start many more games in the future if he shows this poise. ”

Nalton focus on domination Nat Phillips, who produced a memorable turn in the second half:

“The game was won by the goals of Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, but the battle was won when Nat Phillips sent two Milan players gliding past him as he moved his way out of his area.

“The San Siro has seen so many legendary world-class defenders grace his pitch, and to see Liverpool’s cult hero last season perform so well in this theater has been fantastic.

“Phillips is sometimes nicknamed Bolton Baresi for his performances in qualifying Liverpool for the competition. Champions League against the odds last season, so he had a good run in this competition at the home of the club the Italians so revered.

“No one is swept away (OK, maybe), not least Phillips himself, but such moments can still be enjoyed.

“A blow to the face during a challenge with Zlatan Ibrahimovic caused him slight difficulty in the final minutes, but he and Ibrahima Konate between them kept Milan’s top scorer silent throughout the game. “

MILAN, Italy - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Ibrahima Konaté of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match in the sixth match between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Final Mirror‘NS Mark Jones highlight the brilliance of Ibrahima Konate:

“Confronting the significant presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is equally formidable Ibrahima Konate, who may be almost half the age of a Swede.

“He is more than half the player.

“The Frenchman has faced a test that is sure to bring many defenders to his knees, if only in terms of reputation, and he can boast of a performance that is another step in his development. his.

“Along with another new partner in Nat Phillips, Konate was fantastic, and Liverpool’s only summer signing looked like a very smart one. ”

https://www.thisisanfield.com/2021/12/record-breaking-liverpool-send-ominous-message-after-ac-milan-win/ Liverpool record holder sends ‘ominous message’ after victory over AC Milan – Liverpool FC

Jake Nichol

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