Inter and Liverpool meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.
Liverpool, led by seven-goal Mohamed Salah, were imperious in the group stage, with Inter’s city rivals AC Milan among those who could not stop them winning all six games for the first time in their history. The Nerazzurri hit their stride too, however, posting three straight wins between matchdays three and five to seal their place in the knockout stage after a ten-year absence.
Inter: Handanovič; Škriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Vidal, Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Perišić; Džeko, Martínez
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcántara; Salah, Firmino, Mané
What the coaches say
Simone Inzaghi, Inter coach: “I think Liverpool are the favourites, but matches have to be played. We need to impose our style. I want my players to play with a free mind; it could make a difference in this match. The lads are determined to win.”
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: “[Inter are] a top-class team with a top-class manager. Probably the best team again in Italy this season. Very good organisation, very well drilled, creativity on the pitch and good individuals. We need to give a top-class performance to even have a chance.”
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