Liverpool face Man City in UEFA Champions League quarter-final

City will be the more confident but also wary as Liverpool is the only team to have defeated Guardiola's side in the Premier League in this campaign. "Not too cool, we have to go the hard way".

The Reds have lost just once at home to the City in the past 37 years, and even that solitary victory came back in 2003.

Meanwhile, the two Italian sides drew the Spanish giants. He probably didn't expect they would have to endure watching their fiercest rivals Liverpool take on their neighbours City in the tie of the round. The Reds have scored 315 and conceded 235.

Jurgen Klopp is not anxious about the prospect of the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter final against Manchester city being played in Manchester.

German admitted that the real winners were United supporters, stating: "I think it's an absolute dream draw for all Man United fans".

No Egyptian has ever managed to play in the Champions League semi-finals, and Salah can make history if he guides Liverpool to the semi-finals.

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The first legs of the semi-finals are scheduled for April 24-25 and the second legs for May 1-2.

However, Klopp has beaten Guardiola five times across all competitions, which is more than any other manager.

Bayern Munich continues to get the luck of the draw by receiving Sevilla in their quarterfinal match.

The English heavyweights were drawn against each other in the last-eight of the tournament on Friday morning, and director of football Begiristain couldn't help but hide his disappointment as the teams were paired together. Meanwhile, favourites Barcelona firm up in the tournament victor market, there's a repeat of last season's final and Sevilla attempt another giant-killing act. They last met at this stage in 1995-96.

If the 2017 finale in Cardiff is any indication, Los Blancos could be pleased to get Juventus having won 4-1 in Wales thanks to a brace from the Champions League's all-time leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

The tie will ultimately be decided by which team defends best, with both possessing fearsome attacking talent.

  • Julie Sanders