Pioli prepares tactical trap for Klopp

by | Dec 7, 2021 11:14

Milan coach Stefano Pioli hopes to give Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp difficulties by playing a mobile attacking trident and make the Rossoneri ‘more unpredictable’ on Tuesday night.

The Rossoneri need three points to keep their Champions League hopes alive and Pioli stressed he is ready to attack the Reds at San Siro.

Champions League | Probable line-ups: Milan vs. Liverpool

Liverpool won 3-2 in the first leg at Anfield and have picked up 15 points from five games in the Champions League group stage.

Milan must win and hope Atletico Madrid and Porto draw at the Estadio do Dragao to book their place in the knockout stages, as one point separates the three teams behind Liverpool in the table.

Pioli said he wanted to create ‘more trouble’ by being ‘more unpredictable’ against Klopp’s men, but must cope without Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud, Ante Rebic, Samu Castillejo and Pietro Pellegri.

Milan seem set to start with Junior Messias, Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic in the attacking trident behind Ibrahimovic, as the coach is looking for a more mobile attack.

Pioli knows Milan must surprise their opponents and thus asks for an ‘unpredictable’ team.

“Zlatan is not the only striker we have,” Pioli said at the press conference on Monday. “The more we are unpredictable, the more trouble we can create.

“We are ready, the fans will be there to motivate us. There are all the conditions to do well.”

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5 Comments

  1. Vero Rossonero

    Without both of our LWs it basically becomes mission impossible. Even Theo is under the weather. Slow Romagnoli will get roasted by Liverpool’s attack. It will take a miracle. It may be for the best with regard to the scudetto challenge. It was a tough first year back in the competition, but with their first half performances at Liverpool and at home to Atletico, and the away win at the Wanda Metropolitano, the boys showed they can compete in the CL. Looking forward to next year’s CL campaign.

  2. Vogel

    Just give it your best.

    First year back, group of death, injuries, bad refs, it’s all been an uphill challenge so as long as the lads give it a shot I’m not going to be that disappointed.

    Plus, with this injury list, I think fewer games for the second half of season would help Milan have a chance at the title.

  3. ACM1899

    I think as long as Milan don’t play like they did against Porto and put forth real effort, there will be no shame in crashing out should the other results not work out in our favor. It was a tough group to be drawn into upon return the competition. i just want them to give their best. I do think Liverpool can be beat tonight.

  4. Milan Fan

    We’re never gonna win anything with this injury record, regardless of CL. Last year even when we went out of Europe our players still kept getting injured over nothing throughout the week (training).

  5. fossadeileoni27

    “Milan coach Stefano Pioli hopes to give Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp difficulties by playing a mobile attacking trident and make the Rossoneri ‘more unpredictable’ on Tuesday night.”

    Ya…OK…Krunic & Ibra are so mobile…i forgot.

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