Inter Milan are going to give a very tough test at Anfield tonight. They will face the home team, Liverpool, who are ahead of them with a 2-0 aggregate. It is very hard to beat the Klopp boys at their home ground. So, Inter Milan must do an exceptional job to qualify for the quarter-final. On the other hand, Manchester City will host the Portuguese side, Sporting CP, at the Etihad Stadium. However, the Citizens almost confirmed their place in the Quarter-Final by scoring five goals in the first leg against the Portuguese club. Anyway, both matches will start at the same time.
Inter Milan VS Liverpool
Tonight, Liverpool will welcome the Serie A champion, Inter Milan. The All Reds are in a comfort zone after winning the first leg at San Siro. They scored two goals and have conceded zero in this match. Moreover, Liverpool have won all of their three clashes against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League without conceding a single goal.
The home team is having a great time both in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. Recently, they won the EFL Cup by defeating Chelsea FC on penalties. The Klopp boys have also won their previous 12 matches in all competitions. On the other hand, Inter Milan somehow lost their tempo. They won only two of their last eight games.
The visitors will miss the service of Nicolo Barella because of the suspension. But Simone Inzaghi, manager of Inter Milan, has confirmed that he will have other options for the big clash against the All Reds.
On the Liverpool side, the manager has provided some good news for the fans. Some key players have returned to the training ground after a long time. Thiago Alcantara has missed three matches for Liverpool due to a hamstring injury, while Firmino and Matip didn’t play for a month. The Liverpool boss confirmed that the trio has trained fully and is ready to play the match. While talking about this trio, Klopp said,
I think all trained yesterday fully. I’m not sure yet what we make of that exactly, to be honest, because we have to see how they react.