Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi accepts Liverpool are favourites for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash.
Inter will host Liverpool for the first-leg of their round of 16 tie.
“I think that English clubs are very strong, they’ve all won their groups aside from Chelsea,” the coach said.
“Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe, but our lads deserve to play these kinds of games. We haven’t played in the Round of 16 for many years and although it will be very difficult, we’ll try to make it.
“On paper, Liverpool are the favourite, but games must be played,” the coach continued.
“I’ll ask the lads to go on the pitch and play our football with a free mind, showing our ideas. Determination will make the difference.”
Inter haven’t reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League in 11 years.
“I’ve already spoken with the team about this,” Inzaghi confirmed.
“The first step was to reach the Round of 16. We’ll face a top club with strong players, but all games start from 0-0. We’ll face it with our weapons and motivations. In some games, you must take care of every detail.
“We watched Liverpool’s matches, the ones against Milan and the most recent ones,” Inzaghi added.
“They have a deep squad, a great coach, they are intense, so we need to do well every time, both when we have the ball and when we defend.
“Liverpool can be lethal in counter-attacks. Their full-backs have almost the same quality as two Regista, so they can create trouble for us everywhere on the pitch.”
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