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Liverpool vs Manchester City (Leg 1) – Preview | UEFA Champions League

Liverpool and Manchester City are familiar with each other but this will be on a different stage with much more than three points on the line. Two of English giants will face each other in the Champions League quarter finale.

With Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea already knocked out of the Champions League only one English representative will walk through to the semis.

When & Where?

Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday, April 4.

Team News

Aymeric Laporte suffered a foot injury in the final minutes of City’s 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday and could recover in time to play the match against Liverpool. Long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy returned to training but is unlikely to feature for the match.

Sergio Aguero ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League first leg clash against Liverpool with a knee injury, The Boss confirmed. Aguero has already rewritten many records this season and is only one goal shy to net his two hundredth City goal.

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John Stones will face a late fitness test while Fabian Delph is expected to return.

The Reds look set to be without attacking midfielder Adam Lallana after he suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace. Nathaniel Clyne was named as a substitute against Palace and may return after a back injury.

Joe Gomez sustained an ankle injury on international duty which forced him to miss Saturday’s league clash with Crystal Palace. Emre Can is a doubt with a back problem.


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Match Facts

– Both teams have never met in European Competitions.

– The quarter finale tie will see Raheem Sterling and James Milner face their former sides

– This is the 17th time English clubs have been paired together in UEFA competition

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Predicted Line-up

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Dijk, Robertson, Chamberlain, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane

As per rumours, Liverpool fans are planning to give Manchester City an illegal welcome.

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