22-year-old left 'angry' despite shining at Anfield as Liverpool beat Milan
Liverpool came from behind to beat Milan – again – on Wednesday night, and Brahim Diaz has explained why he left Anfield “angry”.
Diaz, 22, is currently enjoying his second season-long loan spell at Milan from Real Madrid. The Spain international scored seven times last term.
This season, he already has two in four games for Milan – one of which came at Anfield on Wednesday night. Diaz put Milan 2-1 ahead.
It came after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected effort gave Liverpool the lead, only for Ante Rebic to equalise. Moments later, Diaz bundled home.
But the Reds roared to victory, with the memory of Istanbul still fresh in the minds of Liverpool fans. Mo Salah equalised, after a Divock Origi assist.
Then, Jordan Henderson reminded all why he is captain. The Liverpool skipper lashed home a brilliant half-volley, leaving Diaz angry.
“We proved that we can challenge in the Champions League. I am angry because we could’ve won here. The result does make me angry,” Diaz said.
Klopp selection pays off as Liverpool beat Diaz and Milan, just
It might not have been as smooth a victory as Klopp would have liked, but he can hardly complain after his starting line-up selection.
Klopp brought Joe Gomez back, started the inconsistent Naby Keita – and there was a surprise inclusion for outcast Origi, who was excellent.
It is a competitive group, with Liverpool facing Porto and Atletico Madrid. A win was crucial at Anfield, but Klopp should have fielded a stonger side.
From this point on, Liverpool might have to field their best side in the Champions League group stages in order to progress.
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