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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature in AC Milan‘s visit to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday after he was left at home as a precaution following an Achilles’ tendon strain.
Sources told ESPN Ibrahimovic was in contention to start against Liverpool following his late substitute appearance.
The 39-year-old helped Milan return to the Champions League for the first time since 2014 as his goals helped the Rossoneri to a second-place finish last season.
Former Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud, who missed Sunday’s clash against Lazio despite testing negative for coronavirus after a period of quarantine, is in contention to start. The France international had started Milan’s first two matches of the season, scoring two in the 4-1 win over Cagliari.
Ibrahimovic was in line for his first meeting with Liverpool since his late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for former club Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2017.
This will be Milan’s third-ever meeting with Liverpool, with their two previous encounters having come in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals with each side winning one apiece.