Fabio Capello and Paolo Di Canio explain why Liverpool are not as good as they were and Inter can have hope of hitting ‘weak points’ in the Champions League Round of 16.

The first leg is at San Siro on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT, with the stadium still capped at 50 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 rules in Italy.

On paper, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool would be the favourites, especially as this is Inter’s first Champions League knockout participation in a decade.

Speaking on Sky Sport Italia, former England manager Capello gave reassurance to Nerazzurri fans.

“The current Liverpool is not the same side it was a few months ago. Klopp said it was his strongest team? Well, he would say that, what do you expect him to say?

“The Liverpool goalkeeper has recently been Man of the Match in every game. That says a great deal about how they are defending.”

Di Canio, who is the main host for Sky Sport Italia’s Premier League coverage, agreed that this is by no means a foregone conclusion.

“Even then, Alisson performs heroics in goal, but every four or five games he has a bit of a howler. Liverpool have weak points, every team does.”

Liverpool lost only two official matches this season, 3-2 to West Ham and 1-0 to Leicester City, both in the Premier League.

The most recent setback was on December 28, followed by seven victories and two stalemates.

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