The 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League may be just getting started but Matchday 1 is already full of can't-miss games. Continental giants Liverpool and AC Milan will be head-to-head today at Anfield in the first round of group B. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this UCL game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The Reds are back in the European ultimate contest aiming to push for a deeper run than that of last season, when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. Jurgen Klopp's side remains unchanged and seems ready to challenge for Champions League glory again.
The Italians, on the other hand, will make a long-awaited return to the continent's most prestigious tournament after a solid Serie A campaign in 2020-21. Milan have missed UCL soccer since 2014, which is why this game is pretty special for them.
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 3 PM (ET)
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Time by State in the US
ET: 3 PM
CT: 2 PM
MT: 1 PM
PT: 12 PM
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Storylines and Head-to-Head
A fantastic streak in the final weeks of the 2020-21 Premier League saw Liverpool clinch the third place, securing a Champions League spot. The Reds began the new season on the right foot and come from a 3-0 win over Leeds, their second one in the domestic tournament (D1).
Milan will end a long wait when they play their first UCL game in more than 7 years. Coach Stefano Pioli reversed the Rossoneri's fortunes and led them to a second-place finish in the previous Serie A campaign. Milan have also started the new term perfectly, winning all three league games so far.
Even though we're talking about two of the most successful clubs in European soccer, Liverpool and Milan have only faced each other twice in the Champions League - and both times in the final. In 2005, the Reds were crowned in one of the most epic come-from-behind wins in the history of the game, while the Italians got their revenge two years later.
How to watch or live stream Liverpool vs AC Milan in the US
The game to be played between Liverpool and AC Milan at Anfield on Matchday 1 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage will be broadcast in the US by TUDNxtra, Paramount+, TUDN.com, and TUDN App.
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already revealed their predictions for this game. FanDuel sees Liverpool as heavy favorites with odds of -230, while Milan have +550, and a tie would result in a +390 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.