Fikayo Tomori Hoping To Avoid Istanbul Repeat

The AC Milan defender spoke candidly about what it means for him to play against the Premier League giants in the Champions League.
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Liverpool host Italian side AC Milan in their first Champions League match of the season this evening.

Although it has been more than a few years since the two sides have met, they are not strangers.

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Meeting in two separate Champions League finals, 2005's Miracle in Istanbul and 2007's final in Athens, the two clubs are very familiar with one another.

Before the match, AC Milan centre back Fikayo Tomori discussed what it means to play against Liverpool FC.

When asked about the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, the former Chelsea player said "I remember them both really well."

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"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. This fixture has a lot of history in it for both clubs. They prefer the 2007 version in Milan, and I do, too."

Fikayo Tomori was a player for Chelsea FC since 2005 so he has first hand experience in preparing to play the Reds.

The England international spent last season on loan with AC Milan before I Rossoneri picked up the £25m option to make his loan permanent.

Having played all 270 minutes for Stefano Pioli's side in the Serie A so far this season, he is almost a lock to start against Liverpool tonight.

Although Tomori wants to avoid a repeat of 2005, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for another memorable Liverpool victory.