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Starting XI: Man City vs Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Starting XI: Manchester City vs Liverpool

By David Kappel - Apr 10, 2018 07:35 PM @kappilinho

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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CCTV Joined: 23 Dec 2017
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CCTV Apr 11, 2018 12:27 PM
Sane, Jesus, Sterling, Bernado Silva...one of them shoul have started on the bench for Aguero
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 10, 2018 09:24 PM
Salah and Mane to score in this match
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Michaeltshigama Apr 10, 2018 09:16 PM
Salah is breaking records left rite n centre n even tonite he's going to do the very samething...
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Michaeltshigama Apr 10, 2018 09:15 PM
Salah will score an away goal n that'll be end of the road for Pep coz he's good on winning the domestic leagues n not the big fish
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Shoes waliPhefeni Apr 10, 2018 08:45 PM
Manchester City is gonna proceed 2 the semis
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Apr 10, 2018 08:21 PM
Let the best team win
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baba ka Luvo Apr 10, 2018 08:20 PM
a win for man city but their contribution ends today liverpool will score that crucial away goal
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 10, 2018 08:05 PM
Citizens won't proceeds to the semis M Salah,Oxliade,Mane and Roberto Firmino with the help from hardworking Wijnaldum will still be a menace to Pep Guardiola's charges
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cado ka cadolo Apr 10, 2018 08:03 PM
@Mandisa.M wow same prediction
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thasbu@143 Apr 10, 2018 08:02 PM
Banker Liverpool again
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Mandisa.M Apr 10, 2018 08:02 PM
Win for Man City BUT liverpool will go through to the semi finals
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cado ka cadolo Apr 10, 2018 08:01 PM
Man City wil win dis match but wont go 2 semis
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Ubala-lolo Apr 10, 2018 07:50 PM
My ManCity, My Barca, My Downs... m a happy man zonke zowina lig
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khosiologists Apr 10, 2018 07:44 PM
tough one dis one

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