The Italian top flight returns after the winter break and it brings with it a mega encounter that sees AC Milan host rivals AS Roma.

AC Milan are hoping to qualify for the knockout stages when they host Liverpool in the final Group B encounter on Tuesday night.

Liverpool are top of the Group with 15 points and already booked their spot in the next round after winning all their matches.

Milan on the other hand bagged their first win in the competition on matchday 4 with a 1-0 away victory against Atletico Madrid.

The win left them in third place with 4 points, one behind second place Porto, leaving them with a chance to go through.

While a win may not guarantee them advancement into the knockout stages, it would guarantee at least a place in the Europa League.

Can Milan book a spot in the knockout stages? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Milan vs Liverpool start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the San Siro.

Milan vs Liverpool team news

Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria, Ante Rebic, Samu Castillejo, Olivier Giroud and Alessandro Plizzari are all absent for the hosts.

Pietro Pellegri also came off injured at the weekend and will miss the match.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in line to start after being rested on the weekend and will be supported by Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao.

For the visitors, Harvey Elliot, Curtis Jones, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino are all ruled out of the clash.

Having already qualified, Jurgen Klopp could rest some first team players and the likes of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino could feature.

Divock Origi, who scored a last gasp winner over the weekend, could also be handed a place in the starting XI.

Milan vs Liverpool head to head

Out of the 5 matches played between these two teams, Liverpool have won thrice, including a 3-2 win in the first leg.

Milan have won just once and another one has resulted in a stalemate.

Milan vs Liverpool current form

The hosts have won three times and lost twice in their recent run of five matches, while Liverpool have an unblemished record coming into the game after winning all their last 5 fixtures.

Milan vs Liverpool prediction

There is a lot on the line for the home team and with Liverpool resting a couple of players, they could just come out winners on the night.

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