UEFA Champions League | Post Match Summary: Liverpool 0-1 Inter (Agg: 2-1)

Klopp on the quality of both Milan teams

Jürgen Klopp gave his thoughts on the quality of Italian football after his Liverpool side successfully navigated their way past AC Milan in the group stage as well as Inter in the round of 16.

Liverpool are through to the quarter-final of this season’s UEFA Champions League despite a 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Tuesday at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side had beaten the Italians 2-0 in the first leg and that first leg win took the 2019 champions through to the next round.

Liverpool hit the frame of the goal thrice – twice though Mohamed Salah and a header from Joel Matip but the Reds had to endure a first defeat in 28 home matches, a span of a year and one day.

Anfield wore a nervous outlook throughout the encounter as the Italian side gave it their all. Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal-a wonderful strike that beat Alisson.

That was in the 61st and with Anfield silenced and the momentum with the Italians, Alexis Sanchez lunged into a tackle that earned him a second yellow card and that incident transferred the balance of the game back to the English side.

Liverpool moved ahead on a 2-1 aggregate win and are still poised for a quadruple of titles, having already snagged the Carabao Cup.

Klopp’s men are six points behind Manchester City, with a game in hand and a potential humdinger against the league leaders in April.

They have advanced in the UCL and are still in contention in the FA Cup.

Martinez (61′)