UEFA Champions League | Liverpool vs Inter: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Behind the scenes: Salah and Firmino secure first leg win vs Inter

Check out the best behind the scenes moments from Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Inter in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg at the San Siro. Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino scored the second half goals for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool vs Inter: Line-ups



Reds to the Last Eight


Having already placed the EFL Cup in their trophy cabinet and successfully booked their tickets to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, the quadruple dream is certainly well and truly alive for the hopeful Anfield faithful, no matter how much Klopp wants to downplay it.


The VAR analysts were out in full force when West Ham United paid a visit to Anfield for Saturday’s Premier League game, with Sadio Mane just about managing to stay onside and tap home from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball – whether it was a shot, cross or pass only the right-back knows – as Liverpool kept the pressure on leaders Manchester City, who remain six points clear after thrashing Manchester United in the derby.


Victory over the Hammers marked a 12th win on the bounce in all competitions for the ruthless Reds, who could become the first English team ever to win their opening eight games of a single Champions League campaign, and one would not put it past Klopp’s men to achieve that feat at a ground where they have not lost for over a year.


Not since the 2010-11 season have Inter Milan managed to make it as far as the last eight in the Champions League, but only one team in Champions League history has ever come back from a two-goal deficit in the first leg at home to advance – Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19.


Furthermore, the 2-0 win at San Siro marked Liverpool’s third win and third clean sheet on the bounce against Inter in the Champions League, and only a performance as clinical as Friday’s will do for the visitors if an astounding Merseyside comeback is to be launched.

DPP Verdict

The travelling Nerazzurri faithful will hope to see Martinez in particular kick on after a confidence-boosting evening in the league, and Liverpool’s defence is certainly not impenetrable. However, Klopp’s side have been unplayable in the past few weeks and have already gotten the better of Inzaghi’s side at San Siro, so we can only envisage the Reds advancing to the last eight.