Liverpool fans are dreaming of a potential double this season as we reach the business end of the season. The Reds are right in the mix of the title race with Manchester City and have a favourable tie in the Champions League quarter-final against Porto to look forward to. And Champions League football looks almost certain as the Reds need just nine points to secure qualification again. Like last season, Jurgen Klopp's side are flying in Europe - but the Reds weren't even guaranteed a place in this season's group stages after being forced to battle for their place in the top four. It wasn't until the final day of the season that Liverpool confirmed a place in the 2018/19 Champions League. You can try out Premier League results predictor HERE And as always at this stage of the season, result predictors appear and fans try and work out all of the permutations in the run in. Luckily, you don't have to worry about this as we have taken a look at when Liverpool can secure Champions League … [Read more...] about Liverpool set for Champions League group stage boost next season
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PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 March 2019 George Sessions Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match at Wembley Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images). PA Wire/PA Images Mauricio Pochettino could find himself up against three Premier League rivals in the last eight of the competition Tottenham Hotspur will discover their next opponents in the Champions League on Friday morning.Spurs made it through to the quarter-finals with a stunning 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on aggregate.Mauricio Pochettino’s team now have their eyes on Friday’s draw at 11am in Nyon, Switzerland where they will discover who they will face for a spot in the last-four.There is no longer seeding or country protection at this stage of the tournament, with any restrictions to be announced ahead of the draw.Also, the semi-final draw will follow the … [Read more...] about Spurs to discover Champions League quarter-final opponents
There is a high probability Manchester United will draw a Premier League side in the Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool overpowered Bayern Munich 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night to ensure all four English sides progressed through to the last eight. Tottenham strolled past Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate last week and Manchester City eviscerated German side Schalke 10-2 over two legs. The only non-Premier League sides left in the competition are Juventus, Barcelona, Porto and Ajax. United defeated Juve 2-1 in the group stage in November but also lost to the Italian champions 1-0 at Old Trafford in October. United overcame Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final two years ago and have not faced Barca since their 3-1 2011 Champions League final humbling at Wembley. Cristiano Ronaldo memorably decided United's last European tie with Porto with a 30-yard thunderbolt in the Champions League quarter-finals 10 years ago. The four English clubs' successes marks the first … [Read more...] about Who Manchester United could face in Champions League quarter final
Manchester United and Manchester City are both in the hat for the quarter-final draw of the Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side defied the odds to overturn a 2-0 home defeat thanks to a brace from Romelu Lukaku and a late penalty from Marcus Rashford. And Pep Guardiola's side joined them in the last eight on Tuesday after an impressive 7-0 win against German side Schalke which meant they won 10-2 on aggregate, the second biggest aggregate win in Champions League knockout history. But when is the draw for the Champions League last eight, and who can United and City face? Manchester United beat PSG: Reaction Player ratings: Manchester United player ratings: Lukaku superb and Rashford good vs PSG Report: Solskjaer gives Man United their greatest Champions League night in 11 years News: Solskjaer sends Fred a message after Man United performance vs PSG News: What happened in Manchester United dressing room after Paris Saint-Germain win Highlights: Paris Saint-Germain vs … [Read more...] about When is Champions League quarter-final draw?
Liverpool booked their place in the next round of the Champions League with a stunning 3-1 win against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. It was another incredible European night for the travelling Kop as they witnessed a famous victory. Sadio Mane netted a brace and Virgil van Dijk was also on the scoresheet as the Reds made it into the last eight. In the ECHO's live blog from the match in Munich, we ran a poll to ask supporters which team they would most to like to be paired with in the draw for the quarter-finals. The results were pretty definitive. The plum draw according to Reds fans would be Porto - with 56% eyeing a repeat of last year's round of 16 tie. Next was Ajax, with 16% hoping for a trip to Amsterdam. Perhaps surprisingly, Manchester United were seen as the third kindest draw. 10% wanted Solskjaer's men. 8% of fans wanted a reunion with Luis Suarez and a meeting with Barcelona. And only 4% of Reds saw Spurs as the ideal draw at this stage. Which leaves the two teams that fans … [Read more...] about The two teams Liverpool fans want to avoid in Champions League draw