Klopp on 'must-watch' Milan game, tough group & Elliott latest

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Carl Woodward, BBC Radio Merseyside

Jurgen Klopp has been speaking before his side's Champions League opener against AC Milan on Wednesday. Here are the key lines from the Liverpool manager:

  • Klopp said the meeting between the two sides is a "must watch" in European football;

  • On the group itself, which also includes Atletico Madrid and Porto, he said it will be "difficult" to progress and says the Reds shouldn't "waste time", starting at Anfield on Wednesday;

  • On his memories of Liverpool’s dramatic triumph in the 2005 Champions League final, Klopp admitted he "was not thinking about watching the second half" but then the match became "one of the biggest football sensations ever";

  • He described Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 in October and will miss Wednesday's game, as a man for exceptional moments and "one of the best players ever";

  • Asked about Harvey Elliott, Klopp said the 18-year-old is in London and will probably have surgery on his ankle today, then they will await news after the procedure.