Having originally been handed a tie with Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg, a redraw meant the Reds were then given a matchup against Serie A title holders Inter.
Klopp: “Obviously Sanchez and Dzeko we know well – and Lautaro Martinez is one of the most exciting strikers in the world, probably. It’s a proper Champions League tie, so all good and I am absolutely looking forward to it.”
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) December 13, 2021
Klopp described the contest as a ‘proper’ Champions League tie as the six-time winners from Merseyside face the prospect of a quickfire return to the San Siro.
So far this season the 24-year-old Argentine has scored 10 and provided two assists in 21 appearances for i Nerazzurri.
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Albeit only tentative, Liverpool have previously been linked with a move for Martinez and it’s clear to see Klopp is certainly a huge admirer.
Operating at a high intensity at all times from the front, the 35-cap Argentina star is a player who would have no problem slotting straight into the German’s system.
Valued at an eye-watering £72million (Transfermarkt), for now at least, the Reds must think about how best to stop the frontman and not how best to sign him.