Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Inter at the San Siro last month meant that the Reds were favourites to see off the Italian’s challenge at home and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.


But Inter did not read the script and Lautaro Martinez’s goal on the hour mark at Anfield on Tuesday night brought them back into the tie.



However, Alexis Sanchez was sent off minutes later and Liverpool managed to see out the game and qualified for the next round despite losing 1-0 at home to the Nerazzurri.


Inzaghi lamented Sanchez’s sending off but stressed his team played brilliantly against one of the great teams of Europe.



He told Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset: “We had a great game against a great opponent.


“The boys did very well but there is regret from the first leg. Here we won 1-0.



“Liverpool seemed to have suffered a blow but then there was the sending off of Sanchez.”


The Inter coach was happy to see the progress in his side and claimed that despite getting knocked out, his side were not inferior to Liverpool over the two legs.


“We are back in the last 16 of the Champions League after ten years.


“The draw gave us the strongest team in Europe but we played as equals.


“We were not inferior to Liverpool over the two matches.”