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History made as Liverpool becomes the first English club to win all champion league group fixtures

Last night saw Liverpool take on the Italian league leaders AC Milan in a crucial game for AC Milan to win and qualify into the next stage of the champion league.

It was a pressure free night for Liverpool after winning all five of their last games but an important night for English football as winning would solidify themselves as the only English team in history to win all six of their games.

In order for AC Milan to qualify not only did they need to beat the unbeaten Liverpool but also Atletico Madrid needed to lose their match against FC Porto.

Both Liverpool and Milan had a slow start until the 28th minute in a corner which was taken that allowed Fikayo Tomori to open the score to 1-0 against the undefeated Liverpool.

Within minutes, the Liverpool striker, Origi had a chance to level the score but was beaten by the French keeper, Mike Maignan.

A few minutes later another chance appeared which allowed Oxlade-Chamberlain to take a chance to level out the score but missed. On the rebound was none other than Mohamad Salah who chipped the keeper to equal the game to 1-1 in the San siro stadium. This was Salah’s 20th goal within the season and as the commentators said, “it’s not even Christmas yet and he’s scored 20 goals”.

Pressure emerged on the AC Milan as they were equal in their home game against the Liverpool team who did not budge back to be defeated.

Both teams were having chances to take the lead until the 54th minute which saw another Liverpool top striker Sadio Mane take a shot but miss the back of the net. The rebound saw Origi take the header and rip through the net to make Liverpool take the lead.

Milan was eager to level the score but were unfortunate as the final whistle blew ending AC Milan’s dream of trying to win the champions league.

The Italian fans were in tears leaving the stadium but all the glory was towards Liverpool and their fans after becoming the only team in English football history to win all of their games.

Klopp, the manager for Liverpool who normally never focuses on previous successes expressed how he was thrilled that the much-revamped Liverpool side were able to win against a tough European team such as AC Milan.

When asked about how we felt about the win, Klopp told BT Sport, ‘Very, especially because of the sixth game to be honest’.

‘We needed today fresh legs, we needed desire to play this game – which is really difficult in the hectic schedule that we have to be always on fire for the next game’.

Liverpool now move on to the second stage of the Champions League but play a game in the Premier League against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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