AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori has been speaking about the deep history between his team and Liverpool ahead of Wednesday’s huge Champions League clash between the sides.
After both sides suffered dramatic declines, they are now back where they belong.
Liverpool have scaled the heights once again, while Milan are on their way back.
There is no shortage of history between the two teams.
We all remember Liverpool’s incredible comeback Champions League final win in 2005. Of course, the Italians then gained revenge in the same game two years later.
The finals have equal significance in Milan
Well, Milan’s new signing Fikayo Tomori also remembers the matches. He has been speaking about them to the Daily Mail in the build-up to the group stage fixture.
He said: “I remember them both really well.
“My best friend was a Liverpool supporter. He was buzzing for that final in Istanbul and when AC Milan went 3-0 up with such a terrific team I was thinking, ‘he’s going to be upset at school tomorrow.’
“The comeback made it such a great final. Disappointing for Milan but then 2007, Athens, it was the rematch and the revenge.
“One-one in the finals, you can say.
The Englishman concluded: “This fixture has a lot of history in it for both clubs. They prefer the 2007 version in Milan, and I do, too.
Tomori may cause problems for the Liverpool attack
Tomori would have been just seven-years-old when Liverpool won the 2005 Champions League final.
Considering that it is possibly the most famous game of all time, it is no surprise that he remembers it well. The fact that he remembers the 2007 game too shows that he is a proper football supporter.
The 23-year-old has been nothing short of sensational since he signed for Milan from Chelsea, originally on loan, back in January.
He has picked up where he left off since his move was made permanent this summer.
He dislodged club captain Alessio Romagnoli at the heart of the defence and now regularly partners Simon Kjaer.
Romagnoli did come back into the side, replacing the Dane, against Lazio at the weekend, so it remains to be seen who will play alongside Tomori against Liverpool.
No matter what, the Reds will find it hard to break Milan down.
The fact that he is playing outside England means that Tomori is not getting as much credit as he deserves. He is performing excellently for the team topping a top-five league at just 23-years-old.
Let’s hope that he has an off day on Wednesday.