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Inter predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Champions League

Tom Gott
Inzaghi needs something special
Inzaghi needs something special / Francesco Pecoraro/GettyImages
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Inter will have to do something special if they are to avoid falling out of the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool on Tuesday.

A 2-0 home defeat in the first leg means Simone Inzaghi's men are on the cusp of elimination, but Inter did build some momentum at the weekend with a massive 5-0 thumping of Salernitana to give them a bit of confidence.

Here's how the boss could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Alessandro Bastoni
Bastoni is the star of Inter's defence / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Samir Handanovic (GK) - Until Andre Onana (probably) joins in the summer, there's no threat to Handanovic's position.

Milan Skriniar (CB) - A regular Premier League target, Skriniar remains a key part of Inter's defence.

Alessandro Bastoni (CB) - Still only 22, the future is incredibly bright for Bastoni.

Stefan de Vrij (CB) - De Vrij was given a rest on the hour mark against Salernitana so should be raring to go here.

2. Midfielders

Hakan Calhanoglu
Calhanoglu needs to be at his best / Francesco Pecoraro/GettyImages

Denzel Dumfries (RM) - A little shaky defensively, but Inter need goals here so Dumfries should get the nod.

Hakan Calhanoglu (CM) - Inter's creative maestro, Calhanoglu has been a sensational pick-up from Milan.

Marcelo Brozovic (CM) - Another regular target for Premier League sides, Brozovic is in talks to extend his contract beyond the end of this season.

Roberto Gagliardini (CM) - With Nicolo Barella still suspended, Gagliardini will likely fill in.

Robin Gosens (LM) - Ivan Perisic has been dealing with muscle fatigue recently so January signing Gosens may get another chance to strut his stuff.

3. Forwards

Lautaro Martinez
Martinez was on form at the weekend / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Edin Dzeko (ST) - Scored two in two games against Liverpool with Roma in 2017/18 and could do with a big performance here.

Lautaro Martinez (ST) - A hat-trick against Salernitana will have done wonders for Martinez's confidence.


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