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The Afracan Hero Mohamed Salah said, the most important thing was the qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after Tuesday’s last-16 second-leg defeat by Inter Milan.

Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at Anfield by Simone Inzaghi’s men but progressed 2-1 on aggregate into the final eight of the tournament.

Lautaro Martinez’s second-half stunner earned victory on the night for the reigning Serie A champions, though the Reds earned passage as Alexis Sanchez was handed a second yellow card just moments after the goal.

Salah, who struck the woodwork twice, stated post-match that progress in the competition was the most decisive takeaway on a difficult night in L4.

“It was a tough game – they were very good in the away game. We struggled at the start, but the most important thing is that we have qualified,” Salah told BT Sport.

“I hit the post twice, it’s OK – maybe next game I will score three! I don’t mind so much when the team qualify. That is the most important thing, for sure.

“This is a good game to learn from, it’s always important to win but sometimes, like tonight, you hit the post twice and you miss chances, it can happen.

“The good thing is that it is not in the league, and we have qualified. That is great.”

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