AS Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini has told the Italian media he hopes his former club are drawn against Liverpool in the next round of the Champions League.

Last night Roma and Liverpool booked their places in the semi-finals of the competition.

TMW have reported on comments Giannini made to Sky Italia when asked which club he wants Roma to get: “A challenge against Liverpool? I would like to play them because they are the least equipped to reach the final.

“But I also understand that the revenge must come at the end, so it would be nice for Roma-Liverpool in the final.”

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It seems Giannini hasn’t forgiven Liverpool for winning the 1984 European Cup when the English club took on Roma at the Olympic stadium.

The Italian didn’t play in the final in Rome and could only watch his teammates lose to Liverpool on penalties.

It’s also likely Liverpool would prefer to meet Roma in the next round and avoid the possibility meeting either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

The Premier League side would fancy their chances against the Serie A club, especially at Anfield.