Simon Kjaer undaunted ahead of Liverpool trip
Simon Kjaer has no fears about playing against Liverpool.
The Danish defender will face the Reds with AC Milan in the Champions League tonight.
However, ahead of the clash at Anfield, Kjaer seems unfazed by the trip to one of Europe’s famous atmospheres.
In an interview, Kjaer claimed:
“Liverpool are very strong, but in my opinion we have grown both physically and mentally compared to the last game in Europe.”
“Tomorrow, it will be difficult, but I know the coach and he wants us to go there and play for Milan.”
“We are there to prove that we are not on holiday.”
“We have prepared well, are at a good point in our path and have grown a lot and now we must demonstrate.”
“Matches like this are the ones we play football for. Not many believe that we can go there and play for it, but that’s our mentality.”
“With the utmost respect, but we will play, as against any team.”
This sets up a tantalising clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.
If Milan take the game come flying out the traps then it could make for a lively encounter.
It’s even more interesting seeing as back in 2015 Kjaer snubbed Liverpool because he ‘wanted to win trophies’ (Evening Standard).
Now Liverpool can prove that Kjaer made a mistake six years ago and show their trophy-winning credentials.
The game should be slightly easier for Liverpool as Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out injured (Sky Sports).
Regardless of the Swede’s absence, this will still be a tough game in a tough group.
Even if Liverpool can beat Milan, they still have Porto and Atletico Madrid to get past in the group too.
The Reds will be hoping, though, that they can quiet Kjaer and get off to a winning start in Europe this season.
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