Players upbeat ahead of Inter clash

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says that his players are in good spirits ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League clash against Inter Milan at Anfield.

Having been dumped out of the League Cup by Chelsea, the F.A. Cup by Barnsley and lost too much ground in the league, Liverpool are clinging to any hopes of European success this season to turn fortunes around.

Benitez says despite Saturday’s disappointing and embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Championship side Barnsley, the team are well prepared for the task in hand.

“The mood of the players is really good, probably better than people expect,” said Benitez.

“Physically and mentally they are ready for the game on Tuesday. We have prepared well and I am confident we will be ready for a good performance.

“We know it will be difficult because Inter Milan are a good side who have won a lot of games this season, but we know that on our night we can beat anybody at Anfield and the players know what they have to do.”