Italian journalist Riccardo Trevisani believes that Inter got a very tough Champions League round of sixteen draw in the form of Liverpool.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Canale 20, Trevisani gave the view that the Premier League team’s style of play will make them a highly formidable opponent for the Nerazzurri.
Inter had to wait for a Champions League re-draw to learn the identity of their opponents for the first knockout round of Europe’s top competition, after the first draw had been conducted based on improper procedure.
The Nerazzurri had initially believed that they would be facing Dutch champions Ajax, hardly a straightforward opponent, but upon the re-draw learned that they would instead have to play Liverpool.
Even compared to Ajax, who won all six of their group stage matches in the competition, Liverpool look like a more difficult draw based on their blistering form domestically and in Europe.
Trevisani gave his impression of the Reds by stating that “Van Dijk’s absence had been decisive for Liverpool. Klopp makes the difference, in the first leg he beat Milan with a team of reserves, in the return they won with the reserves.”
“They play suffocating, offensive football,” he said of Liverpool’s style of play. “They attack well, they defend as well, Inter drew one of the two finalists for me, Liverpool and Bayern Munich were the worst teams to get.”