Liverpool the blueprint for success for AC Milan - Gazidis

AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said that the Serie A club must follow the example set by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool if the they are to return to the top of world football.

Milan are in ninth place in the league and have not won a major trophy since lifting the Serie A title in 2011.

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Gazidis, who arrived from Arsenal in 2018, said that Italian club can follow the blueprint set by Klopp, who led Liverpool to their first Champions League title in 14 years,while they also hold a 22-point gap at the top of the Premier League.

"Liverpool spent nine years in a situation similar to ours," Gazidis told Gazzetta dello Sport. "When Klopp arrived, he said he would make the sceptics believe; no one believed it at the beginning, not even the fans.

"Today, we can see what Liverpool are. Soon, you will see what Milan are."

Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 and will look to end the club's 30-year league title drought this season.

Bore joining Milan, Gazidis spent 10 years as Arsenal chief executive, where he oversaw the departure of longtime manager Arsene Wenger.

Milan will face Fiorentina in the Serie A on Saturday, where victory could see them climb into sixth place.