Six-time UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool are all set as they prepare to take on AC Milan in Group B on Wednesday night.
The Reds have been regulars in the competition in recent years but Milan are making a comeback, having missed out on qualification since 2014.
Between them, the two sides have won the competition 13 times and have faced each other in two finals, most memorably in Istanbul in 2005, when Liverpool came from 3-0 down to win on penalties.
AC Milan mustered revenge two years later with a 2-1 victory in the 2007 final, which represents the most recent meeting between two sides with 13 European titles between them.
The 2021-22 season marks AC Milan’s return to the promised land of the Champions League after a painful eight-year absence from the top table.
What time does Liverpool vs AC Milan start?
The game kicks off at 20pm UTC time at Anfield.
Liverpool vs AC Milan team news
Roberto Firmino and Neco Williams remain injured for Liverpool and have been ruled out of this fixture.
Harvey Elliot was unlucky over the weekend, picking up a long term injury in the victory over Leeds United.
Other than that, Jurgen Klopp has a fully fit squad and is set to pick the deadliest XI with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota leading the attack.
For the visitors, Olivier Giroud has made progress with his recovery from COVID-19 and could make it back in time for this game.
Another former Chelsea player Tiemoue Bakayoko is also expected to miss out after suffering a slight injury against Lazio at the weekend.
Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebic have had great starts to the season and should get the nod.
Liverpool vs AC Milan head to head
Liverpool have an impressive record against AC Milan and have won three out of four matches played between the two teams.
Milan have managed only one victory against Liverpool and have a point to prove this week.
Liverpool vs AC Milan current form
None of these sides have lost a game since the turn of the season.
Liverpool have won three games and drawn one, a 1-1 stalemate against Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Milan have won all three games they have played, conceding just one goal in the process.
Liverpool vs AC Milan prediction
The reds have home advantage and the experience of being in the competition regularly for the past years so are expected to win on the night.