AC Milan may have lost the game and conceded three times at Anfield, but Fikayo Tomori is still attracting a lot of plaudits for a positive performance.
MilanNews writes how Tomori was among the most positive displays of Pioli’s side as the English defender showed his physical and technical qualities as well as a solid character. He was a huge reason why Milan were able to stay in the game right until the end and to hope to be able to grab a draw.
The pace of Liverpool in the opening exchanges of the game was unstoppable, which served as a reminder of how the pace of English football is much quicker than what Milan are used to in Italy, where the speed is slower and more tactical. Looking at the first twenty minutes of the game, the only player able to keep up with the crazy rhythm was Tomori, who is used to the speed of English teams after his time at Chelsea.
Despite the unfortunate own goal, the 23-year-old grew a lot during the game and finished with his head held very high indeed, showing the rest of his team-mates how best to deal with such intensity.
Regardless of how polished his performances have been in 2021, there is still ample room for growth. In fact, since Tomori joined the Rossoneri he has grown from a personality point of view but above a tactical one, gaining great confidence in his skills. His great athleticism makes him a tough opponent, and that will be important in the Champions League.