Predicted Liverpool lineup vs Inter Milan - Champions League round-of-16 second leg

Liverpool face Inter Milan in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tonight and here is our predicted lineup for the game.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side play Simone Inzaghi's Inter Milan at Anfield tonight.

The Reds currently have a 2-0 lead over the Italian side, thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

Heading into this game, Liverpool secured a nervy 1-0 win against West Ham United while Inter Milan cruised to a 5-0 win over Salernitana with the help from a Lautaro Martinez hat-trick.

Liverpool are back to having a full squad once again after Thiago Alcantara, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip all returned from their injuries/illnesses.

Klopp's side will be hoping to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this evening, so here is our predicted lineup for the Reds.


Alisson has been a saviour for Liverpool recently. Despite Inter Milan having some promising opportunities in the previous tie, they failed to register a shot on target against the Brazilian. Hopefully, that will be the case once again tonight.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold is nailed onto start unless there are any late injuries. The Scouser currently has three assists in four Champions League appearances this season and he'll hope to add to that tally tonight.

Ibrahima Konate

Despite not being spotted in training yesterday, Ibrahima Konate's absence was explained as a 'precaution' by the Liverpool Echo, as cited by Anfield Watch.

With Matip only just returning from his illness, I'd expect Klopp to start the 22-year-old at Anfield tonight.

Virgil van Dijk

Dropping the best centre-back in the world, Virgil van Dijk is not on the cards this evening. He'll be tasked with marking Edin Dzeko out of the game and nullifying his aerial threat.

Andy Robertson

After assisting Roberto Fimino's opening goal against Milan in the previous leg, Andy Robertson deserves to start tonight to help Liverpool get into the quarter-finals.


The 'Dyson' as Klopp calls him, Fabinho is vital to this Liverpool side and the Reds will need him more than ever tonight with Inter Milan set to start all guns blazing from the first whistle.

Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson has found some much-needed form recently and the Reds are going to need him to dictate the midfield and lead all the players to the quarter-finals of the Champions League knockout stages.

Thiago Alcantara

This position is the main one up for grabs. Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner all have a shot at starting this evening.

However, even though he's just returned from injury, I'm going to start Thiago. When he plays this Liverpool side look like a different animal and what he provides to the Reds, in attack and defence, is going to be needed tonight against a determined Milan side.

Mohamed Salah

Even though Mo Salah was substituted early against West Ham, I think that withdrawal nails him on to start tonight. Hopefully, the Egyptian can grab another goal against Inter and put the tie to bed.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane will be hoping to add to his two Champions League goals this season against Inter Milan.

Even though he's been having a bit of bad luck in the UCL, his recent Premier League form warrants a start tonight for me.

Luis Diaz

Diogo Jota could easily start ahead of Luis Diaz this evening but the Colombian was the main threat to Milan's defence in the first leg at the San Siro, so the Liverpool manager would be justified in selecting Diaz tonight.

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