"We continue to believe we can stay in Serie A. We're in the running and we want to achieve our objective". Ancelotti, who played for Roma between 1979 and 1987, missed that game through injury, but believes the impact of that defeat still lingers and will motivate the current crop of players over their two clashes with Jurgen Klopp's side.
Radja Nainggolan doubled Roma's lead six minutes into the second half after a free kick was cleared only to the edge of the area.
Pietro Iemmello scored the only goal of the game in the first half to leave the visitors 12 points adrift of safety with as many to play for.
Francesco Vicari turned Lorenzo Pellegrini's cross into his own net.
But seven minutes into the second half Nainggolan sent a diagonal half-volley into the bottom corner, with Pellegrini setting up Schick to head in the third on the hour mark. The Egyptian's goalscoring exploits honed during a two-year spell in the Italian capital alerted Liverpool to his talents last summer.
"It was tough today and very hot, so it was important to get the win". The fact that we have eliminated Barcelona has also given us a further push from outside.
The Belgian central midfielder, who has been a revelation since moving to the Italian capital in 2014, was asked whether he and his Roma teammates were relieved to have drawn against Liverpool, and his response showed just how unsafe Klopp's side are considered.
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"I know the starting eleven, it's all planned, but I won't tell you. I paralysed Roma", he said.