Inter hopes to get over Liverpool in Anfield, after defeating inter Milan 2:0 in San siro a fourth night ago, Jurgen kloop men welcomes the Italian champions to Anfield.
The premier league side will look to consolidate on their 2:0 first leg win after Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah put them ahead.
Inter Milan will be buyoued by the fact that they were able to create goal scoring chances against the Reds in the first leg.
If Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko put on the kind of performance that saw thew put five goals past Saleritana over the weekend then the reds would have an handful.
Simone Inzaghi’s men did not give a poor account of themselves in the home leg either, although they considerably blunted their own attacking efforts to stem the tide.
THE AWAY GOALS
But with the away goals rules having been removed this season, they will no doubt fancy thier chances of coming out hard and holding their own against Jurgen kloops men.
Inter Milan may have their backs against the wall, but they have a slim chance of progressing.
They maybe down currently, but they’re not out completely. If the Serie A holders grab an early opening goal at Anfield, the complexion of the tie could change in their favour.
”I think that nothing is impossible, in football as in life. It will be very difficult, because of the result but not the performance from the first leg,” Inzaghi said ahead of the game”
“We’ll go to Anfield to play a big match, knowing we are facing one of the strongest teams in Europe… I have 23 players available.”
“Barella and Kolarov are left at home. Whoever comes to Liverpool has every chance to play.”
Jurgen Klopp said speaking to the press ahead of the visit inter Milan.
“2-0 is the lead that has been turned over most often in football. If you are at half-time and 2-0 up and you think you are already through, then you are already on the wrong path.”
“The result was a lot better than I expected, it was a tough tie and a difficult game to play. They have turned up after beating the bottom team 5-0. Martinez scored and Dzeko as well.”
“I am really happy that Barella isn’t playing as he had a hand in four goals, I think.”
“What a fixture, hey? Even saying it out loud makes you excited. Liverpool versus Internazionale in the European Cup.
What makes it better is we face each other in a moment where we are both proper forces in the game.”
“We are a proper team. For Inter, it is absolutely the case also. They are the real deal. They are a proper contender for this title.”
“I don’t see many weaknesses in them, if I’m being honest. From back to front they have top-quality players, organised superbly well. A clear plan, a clear idea.”
It is a major boost for Liverpool as Roberto Firmino, Thiago Alcantara, and Joel Matip have trained ahead of the game and are in contention for selection against Inter Milan.
However, Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make many changes to the side that eked out a narrow win over West Ham over the weekend.
While over at the Italian side, Inter Milan would have to make do without the services of midfield mainstay Nicolo Barella, due to suspension.
Newly signed Aleksandar Kolarov is unavoidably unavailable, having not been registered for the Champions League knockout stages.
Ivan Perisic, who missed the Serie A clash against Salernitana, is back for selection, which will come as a boost for Simone Inzaghi side.