AC Milan will once more be with out striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday when his crew takes on Liverpool because the Swede struggles with an Achilles harm.
Ibrahimovic had simply returned from a knee harm that saved him on the sidelines for 4 months and got here off the bench to attain in a 30-minute cameo in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Lazio.
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Unfortunately, he’s again on the web page once more. Antonio Vitiello was the primary to disclose that Ibrahimovic has issues together with his Achilles tendon and that he is not going to play any function within the Liverpool sport.
The 39-year-old’s harm shouldn’t be thought of too critical and his absence is extra of a precautionary measure, and Milan are unwilling to danger him after such an extended break together with his knee harm.
Instead, he’ll keep at house whereas Milan host Liverpool, which implies that coach Stefano Pioli now has a resolution to take over which striker he ought to flip to in Ibrahimovic’s absence.
It was Ante Rebic who began in opposition to Lazio, however the Croatian is extra of a winger. Interestingly sufficient, striker Rafael Leao received the nod on the left wing for that sport, and it went effectively when the duo mixed for the Portuguese worldwide to open the scoring.
Former Chelsea man Olivier Giroud, who made two appearances in his final look for Milan, can also be an possibility. He missed the Lazio sport after testing optimistic for COVID-19 however is anticipated to be match sufficient to look right here.
Giroud scored in opposition to Liverpool when he final met the Reds in July 2020 and has extra expertise in opposition to Jurgen Klopp’s again line in comparison with Pioli’s different alternate options.
Milan are additionally with out Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko, who suffered an harm to Lazio and is alleged to have been subjected to racist abuse by followers, as effectively as teammate Rade Krunic.