A number of Liverpool supporters are wary of the threat Olivier Giroud will pose for AC Milan at Anfield, in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovich.
The Reds get their Champions League campaign up and running on Wednesday evening, with Milan making the trip to Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have had a slightly disappointing last two seasons in the competition, being knocked out by Spanish pair Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
For that reason, the hope is surely that Liverpool can right their wrongs and go all the way in 2021/22, but they have a tricky group stage to overcome, to begin with.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed by Anfield Edition on Twitter that Ibrahimovic would miss the game through injury, which could arguably be seen as a positive.
That being said, it means Giroud will likely start in attack for Milan, with the Frenchman often thriving against Liverpool in the past, scoring seven times in 13 Premier League appearances.
Liverpool fans react to injury news
These Reds fans showed their concern on Twitter.
“Please tell me Giroud isn’t fit“
“Am actually disappointed Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be fit to face #LFC, and not just because it makes Olivier Giroud getting his customary goal even more likely. An out of this world player, Jurgen Klopp is clearly a big fan“
“I have a feeling he’s going to somehow sneak one against us tomorrow lol“
“I’m so tired of that guy man“
“Olivier Giroud is available for AC Milan tomorrow v Liverpool. He’s scored 8 goals in 16 appearances against us. 1 in 2 ratio. Some going that“
“I forgot they have Giroud“
In other news, James Pearce has shut down an exit rumour regarding one Reds player. Find out who it is here.
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