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Liverpool create history as Salah scores again to end AC Milan knockout chance

Liverpool became the first English team to win all six of their Champions League group stage games after claiming a 2-1 win over AC Milan on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to his Liverpool side with qualification for the last 16 already assured as group winners.

Milan needed to win to give them hope of reaching the knockout stages, and they were given a lifeline early on thanks to Takumi Minamino.

The Japan international missed a near-post corner and goalkeeper Alisson could only push the ball out to Fikayo Tomori, who scored from close range.

Unfortunately for Milan, Klopp decided to keep Salah in his starting line-up and the Egyptian pounced seven minutes to equalise after Mike Maignan saved from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Salah now has 20 goals for the season, including seven in six Champions League appearances.

Fresh off a late winner against Wolves on the weekend, Divock Origi proved decisive once again by putting Liverpool ahead early in the second-half.

The Belgian headed in after Maignan saved from Mane 10 minutes after the break.

Having failed to secure a draw, Milan finish bottom of Group B and will now get to focus their attention solely on domestic football for the rest of this season.

Liverpool will learn their last-16 opponents when the draw takes place on Monday.


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