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‘I can’t believe’: Adam Lallana says one thing about Liverpool last night really shocked him

Giuseppe Labellarte

Adam Lallana says he couldn’t believe Liverpool didn’t score against Inter Milan in the Champions League last night.

Jurgen Klopp’s charges won the last-16 tie 2-1 on aggregate, advancing to the quarter-finals of the competition.

However, the Anfield faithful were made to sweat as the visitors threatened a second-half comeback.

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Liverpool won the first leg 2-0 in Milan three weeks ago, thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

On Tuesday, the Reds threatened on multiple occasions, registering 12 efforts and hitting the woodwork three times.

However, Liverpool trailed in the match from the 61st minute, Lautaro Martinez scoring a stunner for the visitors.

Less than two minutes later, Alexis Sanchez lunged on Fabinho, prompting the referee to show him a second yellow card.

Although Liverpool lost 1-0, they managed to hold on to a 2-1 aggregate advantage and went into the hat for the next round.

“Comfortable throughout”

Lallana believes Liverpool played the whole game in “third gear” and were in total control in the first half.

Even though the Reds had some nervy moments in the second half, the Anfield cult hero felt they were comfortable throughout.

“I thought Liverpool were in total control in the first half,” Lallana told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.

“Inter played well in pockets, but I thought Liverpool played the game in third gear.

“They saw the job out professionally after Alexis Sanchez was sent off.”

It was Liverpool’s first defeat at Anfield for a year and a day, but Lallana dismissed the significance of the result.

“It doesn’t feel like a defeat,” he said. “They were comfortable throughout, relatively dominant, and they went through.

“To be honest, I can’t believe they haven’t scored.”

The draw for the last eight takes place on 18 March in Nyon, Switzerland.

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