It was the draw that neither team likely wanted, but for the neutrals it should be an absolute cracker. Man City will take on Liverpool in the quarter finals of the Champions League, and this could be a goal fest.
These teams have already met twice in the Premier League this season and those two matches produced no less than a dozen goals. Man City scored a total of 8, with all of Liverpool's coming in their 4-3 win at Anfield. When these two meet there is usually fireworks, and this is undoubtedly the tie of the round.
Klopp Didn't Want Man City
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media on Friday and revealed his thoughts on the draw. He said: “When you think about the draw and you get the team around the corner where you can go by bus, you don’t want it.”
“Everybody is a little like this. They didn’t want us. We all know about that. Our record is not too bad against City. We are not the team they love to play constantly, let me say it like this.”
“City is obviously one of the strongest teams in the competition but we want to go to the next round. It is not our job to decide how we go there, to take this easy team which I didn’t find and then another one and then you are in a final.”
City Need Perfection To Progress
Man City director of football Tiki Begiristain also spoke to the media about the clash. He stated: “It’s a very difficult one. We like to travel and to go to another country in the Champions League but it is what it is.”
“We know each other very well, they are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football. In the Champions League there is no time for mistakes, everything has to work. You have to be almost perfect in both games.