Liverpool manager cautious despite Euro win

It was just what the doctor ordered. Tuesday night’s game between Liverpool and Inter appeared to be heading towards a goalless draw until Dirk Kuyt’s deflected shot found the back of the net. Moments later, the Reds had doubled their advantage over the Italian team and, although they’re now firmly in the driving seat after their 2-0 win, the BBC report that manager Rafael Benitez is not counting his chickens just yet.

“Against a good team like Inter, who are a very well organised outfit, you have to be patient and wait for the chances to come, because they will.

“It will be difficult for them to come back now, but they have a lot of good players and while we are confident, we will not be complacent.”

Indeed, Pool haven’t been anywhere near as solid defensively as in previous seasons, and an early goal conceded in the San Siro could make for a jittery evening against the Italian champions. On the flip side, if the Reds manage to score in the second leg match, Inter will need four to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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