Salah, Van Dijk and Mane train with Liverpool ahead of AC Milan clash - in pictures

Premier League side take on Italian giants at Anfield in their opening Champions League group-stage game

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Liverpool start their bid to become champions of Europe for a seventh time when they take on AC Milan in the Group B clash at Anfield on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp's side currently sit third in the Premier League, only being kept off top spot by goal difference, after their impressive 3-0 win at Leeds United on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah, who took part in training on Merseyside on Tuesday, reached 100 Premier League goals in the game that was marred by a serious injury to teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott.

AC Milan - already seven-time European Cup winners - are also being kept off the top of their domestic table by the slimmest of margins.

They defeated Lazio 2-0 at the weekend to leave them in second place and only below top of the table Roma by goal difference. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who marked his comeback from injury by scoring just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute at the San Siro, has been ruled out of the Liverpool game due to an Achilles tendon problem.

The other match in the 'Group of Death' on Wednesday, sees Spanish champions Atletico Madrid take on Portuguese side Porto at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Updated: September 15, 2021, 6:36 AM