The two English squads face one another in the quarterfinals of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League on Wed. Liverpool squares up against Man City.
English Premier League clubs Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC square up within the quarterfinals of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League. the first leg is regular on Wed at Anfield.
The Reds have won 5 of their last six matches within the English topping as they settle for the third spot within the domestic league. Their most recent match was a 2-1 finish over Crystal Palace on the road at Selhurst Park last weekday.
Palace netted the first goal of the match with a penalty kick within the thirteenth minute, however, Liverpool fought back with 2 goals within the half, courtesy of forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, to complete the come-from-behind win.
Head coach Jurgen Klopp’s team advanced to the quarters of the Champions League after turning back the challenge of Portuguese club FC Porto, 5-0 on aggregate, within the Round-of-16. They settled for a scoreless draw in their second leg meeting last month. This was after completing a five-goal defeat win within the previous leg. Liverpool squares up against Man City.
The citizens are well at the peak of the Premier League standings with a five-game streak. The Citizens thrashed Everton, 3-1, in their match on the weekday at Goodison Park. Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling netting a goal every within the first half for head coach Pep Guardiola’s team.
Meanwhile, the team defeated Swiss club FC Basel, 5-2 on aggregate, within the Champions League Round-of-16. City scored a 4-0 rout within the 1st leg of their series held at St. Jakob-Park. Ilkay Gundogan netting a brace whereas Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero netting separate goals.
The team lost the second leg at the Etihad, 1-2, with Jesus providing the lone goal of the match for City.
Although he’s listed within the foreseen beginning lineup, Aguero’s availability during this game is questionable as he continues to get over a knee injury.