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UCL Liverpool vs Inter Milan LIVE: Lautaro makes it 1-0 for Inter; Liverpool leads 2-1 on aggregate

Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash between Liverpool vs Inter Milan being played at Anfield in Liverpool, England. This is Aneesh Dey bringing you the pre-match buildup and live updates of this high-voltage clash.

[Liverpool leading 2-1 on aggregate]


59′ Inter with another chance to score its first goal. This time is Lautaro who had a good chance to pull the trigger inside the Liverpool box. In the end, it is a poor effort by the Argentinian as his meek shot goes out of play.

59′ A great move by Inter- Vidal with a lovely switch of play to Perisic on the left flank, who takes it down with an exquisite touch. He cuts back to Calhanoglu who takes a first time shot, which is poor and misses the target.

56′ Salah is looking his lively self on the right flank in the second half. He did not do much in the first, but we are seeing his traditional cut-ins and dribbles a lot more.

52′ Close- Salah hits the post from a rebound. Liverpool denied by the woodwork for the second time in this match.

51′ Robertson sends a good cross from the left but Brozovic is in a good position to anticipate the danger and head the ball to safety.

48′ Booking- Liverpool’s Andrew Roberson sees yellow early in the second-half.

46′ Inter Milan Sub: IN: Danilo D’Ambrosio OUT: Stefan De Vrij

We are back for the second half!

Half-time ! (Liverpool 0-0 Inter Milan)

40+6′ Close- It is a good freekick by Alexander Arnold who gets the ball up and down quite skilfully from close-range. The effort is not on target but not too far away either.

40+5′ Booking- Inter’s Arturo Vidal is booked after his clumsy challenge on Jones.

40+4′ Booking- Sanchez is booked for his dangerous challenge on Thiago.  That could have been a red card.

40+2′ It has been a fairly even half with both sides creating some chances of their own. Van Dijk has come closest to scoring after hitting the crossbar from Alexander-Arnold’s freekick.

Five added minutes!

44′ Liverpool with a threatening counter-attack but it ends as Jones is bundled off the ball after he received Salah’s first-time pass. The home side want a foul but the referee waves play to continue.

41′ Save- Calhanoglu goes for goal directly with a low shot. The shot had sting but is saved by Alisson who does well to get down on time and make the save.

41′ Booking- Liverpool’s Diogo Jota is the first player to get booked in the match.

40′ Robertson fouls Dumfries at the edge of the box and it is a good chance for Inter to create something.

39′ Sanchez played a wonderful through ball, which sends the Chilean away for a run at goal but the assistant referee raises his flag for offside. Van Dijk did well to maintain the defensive line.

36′ Shot- Robertson’s shot from the left is straight at Handanovic and the Inter keeper deals with it quite easily.

34′ Brozovic plays a good pass to Lautaro. The Argentinian loses possession as he runs towards goal.

31′ Close- Alexander Arnold swings a wonderful ball inside the box, which finds Van Dijk’s head. The centre back powers a header towards goal and is inches from hitting the target as his effort comes back off the crossbar.

30′ Freekick to Liverpool. Robertson and Alexander-Arnold standing over the ball.

Play resumes!

28′ As per reports the halt happened due to a problem concerning someone in the crowd.

26′ Play has halted momentarily. There seems to be an issue in the Inter bench. The exact reason is not clear yet.

24′ Liverpool dominating the ball with 55% possession, but that is not indicative of anything. Inter has looked more threatening in the last 10 minutes.

22′ Sanchez plays a good for Lautaro, who tries to run into space and pull the trigger. However, it is Alexander-Arnold who makes a brilliant challenge again to take the ball away from the Argentina international.

18′ Sanchez had made a good run inside the box, but Alexander-Arnold’s tackle leads to the Chilean losing possession.

15′ Liverpool gets it first shot on target as Van Dijk heads the ball straight at Handanovic from a corner. It was an easy save for the Inter keeper.

13′ Inter has  done well to cope with Liverpool’s early press and create some chances of its own in the first quarter of the match.

10′ Perisic has been quite active, sending in good balls from the left flank but there is no one to convert those crosses. This is where Inter is missing Dzeko’s aerial presence.

9′ Mane plays Robertson on the underlap. The Scotsman tries to cross inside the box but it is blocked. A corner to Liverpool.

7′ Shot- A good counter-attack by Inter ends with Dumfries taking a shot at goal from outside the box. However, it is not on target.

6′ Liverpool’s Jones takes the ball off Bastoni and plays a good forward pass but the referee says it is a foul. The Liverpool player is not happy with the decision.

3′ As expected Liverpool is pressing Inter right from the starting whistle. The Nerrazzuri not getting any time on the ball.

1′ Kickoff!

1:30 am: And we are underway! (First leg result: Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool)

1:25 am- We are moments away from kick-off! Stay tuned for live action from Anfield in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg match between Liverpool and Inter Milan.

1:00 am: Stat Attack!

  • Liverpool has won each of its three Champions League games against inter Milan without conceding a single goal.
  • Liverpool has won all of its seven Champions League games this season
  • Inter Milan has lost four of its five previous away games against English sides in the Champions League.

12:35 am: Starting lineups are out!

Liverpool: Alisson(GK); Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Jones; Mane, Jota, Salah.

Coach: Jurgen Klopp.

Inter Milan: Handanovic; Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar; Perisic, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Vidal, Dumfries; Lautaro, Alexis.

Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

12:25 am: Fans are seen outside the Anfield stadium taking pictures on a mural before the match.


Fans are seen outside the Anfield stadium taking pictures on a mural before the match.   –  REUTERS


12:15 am: HEAD-TO-HEAD!

Liverpool and Inter Milan have played each other five times in the UEFA Champions League. Out of the five, Liverpool has won four times while Inter has won one match.


Liverpool must forget its 2-0 advantage over Inter Milan when they face the Italian side in the return leg of its Champions League last-16 tie, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday.

Inter, second in the Serie A standings, has won one of its last six games in all competitions but thrashed bottom side Salernitana 5-0 on Friday.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a win over the Italians in February, putting it in a commanding position for Tuesday’s game, but Klopp warned against complacency.

“2-0 is probably the lead that has been turned over most often in the history of football,” Klopp told a news conference. “If you are (at) halftime and two up and you think you are already through then you are already on the wrong path.

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“The result (in the first leg) was much better than I expected. It was a really tough tie and a difficult game to play. We know they have real quality. They won their last game 5-0… it was really impressive.

“It’s an experienced team, and they don’t come here as tourists. They want to attack the game, and we are not a team who defends results and tries to scrape through. Let’s see what we can get from it.”

The German also gave an update on the injured trio of Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip and Firmino, who all missed the 1-0 Premier League win over West Ham United on Saturday.

“All of them trained fully yesterday,” Klopp said. “We have to see how they react, but Thiago will probably be fine since he was only out for a week. With Joel it was just three or four days, so he should be fine too.

“Bobby has been out for longer, so we have to see if it makes sense to give him just a few more days with proper training.”

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Klopp also repeated his call for Premier League clubs to be able to use five substitutes, saying the rule change was necessary to help teams deal with a congested schedule.

“We played on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday and (now) Tuesday. That’s a horrible schedule,” Klopp said. “It’s essential that we go again for five substitutes in the Premier League.

“In one competition we don’t have that. It makes so much of a difference. I don’t see why it takes so long to understand that. The Premier League has to save their top-class players as well. It’s not an advantage.”

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