Manchester City vs Liverpool Champions League Preview: Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to bounce back against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in UEFA Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday (7:45 GMT).
Importance of this Match for both Team
Manchester City were on course to one of the best season in their club history up until mid-February, Remember quadruple Talks?
Well in space of few weeks it looks like Manchester City will have to settle for EFL Cup and Premier league double unless they pull off a miracle against Liverpool tomorrow night.
For Liverpool, Champions League is the only tournament they can win this season. And they are well on their way into the semi-final. They just need to avoid a heavy defeat, like one they received at Etihad in the premier league this season.
Who will go through in the Semi Final
- Liverpool (77%, 54 Votes)
- Manchester City (17%, 12 Votes)
- Draw (6%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 70
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s Pre Match Press Conference:
Benjamin Mendy and John Stones are recovering from injury. “Everything is much much better with Mendy and Stones, They are training,” Guardiola said
Kevin De Bruyne will come to starting 11 but it remain to be seen whether Guardiola starts with Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus. In short, city have almost fit squad to choose from.
Liverpool on other hand have different situation, Captain Jordan Henderson will not able to play due to suspension. While Joel Matip, Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Emre Can all injured. But Jurgen Klopp is hopeful to have in-form Mohamed salah against at Etihad.
“I am not sure 100%. At 5 pm we train at Melwood and see if he will be part of the training and wait for the reaction tomorrow and then make decision.” Jurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah’s availability.
The manager has also given a full fitness update on the squad.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 9, 2018
Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Otamendi, Vincent Kompany (C), Danilo, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, LLory Sane
Liverpool: Loris Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Head to Head – Both team played 209 time against each other. Liverpool have won 103, Manchester City have won only 54 While 52 ended in a draw.
Manchester City: L-L-W-W-L-W
Last Match: Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United
Last Match: Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Manchester City vs Liverpool Champions League Prediction:
It is highly unlikely that Manchester City will allow Liverpool another easy ride like one at Anfield. Equally, it will be very hard for Man City to overcome 3-0 deficit especially after what has happened in Manchester Derby. Both teams are brilliant going forward so expect goals in this one. Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool
Who will win 2nd leg at Etihad stadium
- Liverpool (64%, 36 Votes)
- Manchester City (29%, 16 Votes)
- Draw (7%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 56