Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has claimed that he and his teammates were not bothered about who they would have been drawn against in the Champions League.
The Reds were pulled out of the hat to face Roma in this afternoon’s Champions League semi-final draw, crucially avoiding European heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
However, speaking before the draw, the former Arsenal midfielder claimed that he wasn’t particularly bothered who the were drawn against, especially considering how well Roma did in the quarter finals.
“This is a massive confidence booster for us. To beat City twice is no easy feat,” he said.
“We did it twice in a week and we also did it at an earlier stage this season.
“People might say Roma (is the preference) but look what they did, they performed amazingly well. It doesn’t matter ho we get, we have to make sure we are ready for anyone and we can beat anyone.”
Liverpool of course beat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate to reach the last four, while Roma overcame a 4-1 first leg deficit to Barcelona to win the tie on away goals after producing on of the best Champions League comebacks in recent history.