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Starting XI: Man City vs Liverpool

Manchester City will be out to overturn their 3-0 first leg defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, but Pep Guardiola's side have thrashed Jurgen Klopp's men once before in this campaign – here is how both teams will line up.

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UEFA Champions League

Teams: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Time: 8.45pm

First-half goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane helped the Reds stun Guardiola's Premier League leaders at Anfield last week.

City now need to score at least three goals in order to overturn the deficit. If the scoreline is 3-0 after 90 minutes, the match would go into extra-time, but if Liverpool score just one away goal, City would need at least five to make it through to the semis. The home side did manage to score five times the last time the two sides met at the Etihad Stadium – City beat Liverpool 5-0 in September, a match during which Mane received a red card in the first half.

The two teams have met on 178 occasions in English football, with Liverpool winning 87 of those games, while City came out victorious 45 times and 46 of those matches ended in a draw. 

This is only City's second European Cup quarter-final, having eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in 2015/16, while Liverpool have reached this stage for the 13th time. The Reds advanced on nine occasions in their previous quarter-final clashes.

Klopp is the only coach to have faced Guardiola more than five times and still have a positive head-to-head record. The managers have clashed 13 times so far, with the German winning seven matches (one after penalties), while the Spaniard claimed five victories and just one game ended in a draw.

Out of 126 European Cup/UEFA Champions League two-legged ties in which the home side won 3-0 in the first leg, only seven sides (5.6%) have managed to overturn the three-goal deficit and still progress.

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Here is how both teams line up:

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Sterling, Bernardo, Jesus.

Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Do you think Guardiola's City can come back from their massive first leg defeat? Have your say in the comments section below.

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