Liverpool's arrival at the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City was a low-key affair, bearing none of the scenes witnessed outside Anfield a week ago. The Reds' bus, escorted by one police car and three vans, drove along Ashton New Road to general indifference to the handful of City fans making their way towards the ground.One home fan was seen to applaud, although it was difficult to say whether he was being sarcastic or not, as the coach entered the apron of the stadium and quickly disappeared down a service tunnel with very little fuss.It contrasted sharply to last week when thousands of Liverpool fans lined the approach to Anfield, singing songs and letting off flares with a handful throwing bottles and cans which smashed at least one window on the City bus and led to UEFA charging the Merseyside club. … [Read more...] about Man City v Liverpool: Reds’ bus makes low-key arrival at Etihad Stadium
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10 April 2018 • 6:56pm The match begins at 19.45 BST - join us here for live updates throughout Sam Wallace match preview: How Anfield defeat will affect Pep Guardiola's plan for beating Liverpool Manchester City vs Liverpool tactical preview: What will trailing hosts change? Champions League semi-final draw: When is it, what TV channel is it on and who could Man City or Liverpool face? Auto update On Off 6:56PM Build-up 6:54PM Liverpool will be delighted with that There will be so much space down the channels for Liverpool to counter-attack - it's an incredibly forward-thinking team sheet from Guardiola. The hope must be that Sane and whoever's on the right are so high up the pitch that Sane and Salah have to drop back to help defend, rendering them mostly useless. If City can control possession in the Liverpool half, it should mean - in theory - that Klopp's team can't get out of their own half, City can turn up the … [Read more...] about Man City vs Liverpool, Champions League: live score updates
MANCHESTER CITY (0) LIVERPOOL (3) – TV3 (7.45pm) City captain Vincent Kompany has sounded the rallying cry for his team as they plot an improbable comeback against Liverpool after their first leg mauling at Anfield. "This tie is not over," declares Kompany. "We have shown so many times this season that we can score a lot of goals against any opposition and if we need to score five times against Liverpool in the second leg, we can do it. " Barcelona's comeback from a 4-0 first leg defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in last season's Champions League may inspire City to believe they can fight back against Liverpool, but only two sides in the history of the modern competition have come back from three goals down in a second leg revival. One to watch: Saido Mane (Liverpool) An away goal for Liverpool will seal the deal for Jurgen Klopp's men and if there are doubts over the fitness of Mohamed Salah, Mane could be the man to fire the decisive bullet. Verdict: Liverpool to get the … [Read more...] about What time, what channel and our verdict: Everything you need to know about Man City v Liverpool
By Jermaine Jenas MOTD pundit 9 Apr From the section European Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43693091 Read more about sharing. So far, the biggest week of Manchester City's season has been a failure - but they still have the chance to change the way it ends.They trail Liverpool 3-0 after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final but if I was a City player, would I still believe they can get through? In that team, 100% yes.At their best, City are so good going forward that I think they are capable of getting the result they need on Tuesday night - and that is the mindset they will have too.City have had so much disappointment over the past few days but they are not out of Europe yet.They know exactly what they have to do, and the shackles will be off - they will throw … [Read more...] about Man City v Liverpool: Pep Guardiola’s team will have shackles off
Manchester City must do something only two teams have done before them if they are to progress in the Champions League this week – and halt a run of heartaches suffered by Pep Guardiola’s domestically dominant teams in Europe. While they may have one hand on the Premier League title, despite a weekend derby defeat by Manchester United delaying the celebrations, City are on the brink of exiting Europe after being hammered 3-0 at Liverpool in the first leg of their quarter-final. Barcelona’s remarkable 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain to overturn a 4-0 deficit in last season’s competition marked only the second time in Champions League history that any team had progressed after losing by three goals in the first leg. Deportivo La Coruna are the only other side to have pulled it off, having overturned a 4-1 first-leg loss at AC Milan with a 4-0 home win a fortnight later in 2004. Few teams have a manager with as much Champions League pedigree to turn to as City … [Read more...] about Manchester City v Liverpool: Is Pep Guardiola’s domestic dominance hurting his Champions League chances?