A second trip to the Giuseppe Meazza for the Reds in as many match days. Inter in their first knock out round match in Europe’s premier club competition in 10 years didn’t go according to plan. Let us say for argument’s sake the idea for the Nerazzurri was to go to Anfield with a goalless first leg. That wasn’t a bad idea if Inter had a good scoring record away from home in the UCL was great. From three away matches in the group stage, they only found the back of the net in Moldova against Sheriff. So I would have loved to see Inter go attack Liverpool and play an open game. Ivan Perisic was world class against Alexander Arnold. What was lacking now was the end product. Liverpool were great at winning the ball high up the pitch putting pressure on the off form De Vrij and Skriniar. In the end it wasn’t a turnover of possession that won the match for Liverpool but set pieces. Indeed surprisingly against the height of those two Inter center backs. You need to look at it from the defensive side’s angle to see how soft Salah’s goal was. Failure to clear the ball led to Liverpool recycling the ball to attack again to De Vrij’s half hearted clearance. The Dutch defender was eventually hooked off for Ranocchia but it was a late move by Inzaghi. The second leg will need Inter to be more adventurous in attack. Dzeko should still keep his place as his aerial threat can be useful(despite obvious lack of pace) but adding Alexis Sanchez to make a three man attack wouldn’t hurt either.