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Steven Gerrard insists Inter are strong enough to take down Manchester City or Real Madrid in the Champions League final, despite heading into next month's showpiece as the underdogs.
Simone Inzaghi's side cruised to a 3-0 aggregate win against bitter rivals Milan thanks to Lautaro Martinez's 74th minute strike in the second leg at the San Siro on Tuesday night.
After basking in well-deserved celebrations, the Italian giants will sit back and watch Manchester City take on Real Madrid at the Etihad on Wednesday evening, with the score tied at 1-1 following last week's first leg in Spain.
Inter will head into the final as underdogs regardless of Wednesday's victors - with in-form Manchester City hunting down a treble and reigning European champions Real Madrid boasting a record 14 Champions League titles across their history - but Liverpool legend Gerrard feels that will almost suit the Italians.
'Yes of course they can (win it),' Gerrard said on BT Sport after Inter's 1-0 win over Milan on the night. 'They're in with a chance and they deserve that chance.
Inter booked their place in the Champions League final with a 3-0 aggregate win over AC Milan
Inter will now face either Manchester City or Real Madrid in next month's final - Vinicius Junior pictured taking on City defender Kyle Walker during the first leg at the Bernabeu last Tuesday
'I thought they were organised, professional, to a man. They did the job tonight, soaked up the pressure and hit them on the break. They're tough to beat, they defend the box extremely well and they carry a threat in the forward areas. Whoever they face in the final, they're in with a shout.'
He continued: 'I think they'll pose a good challenge. They take the space away, they're composed on the ball, have wingbacks that suit the way they play and (Federico) Dimarco gives them a real threat on the counter.
'The three centre-backs defended their box to a man. They've got good balance in midfield, a good blend of runners that can make