Liverpool and Inter meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Tuesday.
A masterclass in how to win away from home in Europe or a fortunate victory which could so easily have been reversed? Liverpool rode their luck for long periods in Milan – not least when Hakan Çalhanoğlu struck the bar – but were always likely to carry a threat at some stage. Substitute Roberto Firmino duly delivered with a cute header before Mohamed Salah added a late second.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Díaz, Jota, Mané
Inter: Handanovič; Škriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Vidal, Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Perišić; Džeko, Martínez
What the coaches say
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: “Two-nil is the lead that has been turned over most often in football. If you are at half-time, two up and think you are already through, then you are already on the wrong path. The [first-leg] result was a lot better than I expected. A really tough tie and a difficult game to play.”
Simone Inzaghi, Inter coach: “It will be a difficult game, but we are highly motivated. It is important and essential to score a goal in the first half. Inter haven’t reached this stage of the competition for many years and we knew that we would be facing a top team, having finished second in the group. We did our best in the first leg and we’ll do the same tomorrow.”
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