It was then backs to the wall for the Premier League side as Roma chances came and went before Nainggolan took aim from the edge of the area and rifled a shot in off the post. But first the Reds have to ensure they feature in next season's Champions League. The last time they met in the knockout stages was during the 2008-09 edition, with Liverpool eliminating Real Madrid.
"This could be a good opportunity for us", Conte said on Friday. I knew him when he played in Italy. You must be ready to fight, prepared to play against them. They've down it twice before, do you really think it won't happen again? The right decision would be to join us in the future.
"We have another final in the FA Cup, and for sure we have to give satisfaction to all our fans".
"A break would be better for everybody but we don't have it".
Addressing the press ahead of Salah's return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Conte claimed "no one asked me about him".
This has been a very good season overall and may still have a glorious end, although Real Madrid must be favourites for the final. No chance to think about anything else.
"It's all about the players and what they did so far is absolutely exceptional".
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The defending champions and 12-time winners Real are bidding for their third successive title while Liverpool are seeking their sixth in their history. "It is the biggest club competition and we want to be part of it, that is why we do it". It was a clinical display from Madrid as they were out-shot, out-possessed and for most of the two legs, out-played.
Barca are looking to avoid defeat this weekend, and in their last three league games against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad to seal a historic season.
Team news: Chelsea are without David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu, while Liverpool have several injury troubles.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez misses out with an ankle problem while the list of absentees also includes Joel Matip, Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"Can you try to make different line-ups with my squad?"
Predicted lineups: Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Giroud.
Liverpool will guarantee a top-four finish with a victory while Tottenham can seal themselves a Champions League spot next term if they beat West Brom and Chelsea fail to win.