Liverpool handed worst-case scenario in Champions League draw

Date published: Friday 16th March 2018 11:16

Liverpool have been handed a mouth-watering quarter-final tie in the Champions League after being drawn against Man City.

The Reds, who marched past Porto 5-0 on aggregate in the previous round, have been pitched against their Premier League counterparts.

Man City, who saw off Basel 5-2 in the previous round, are the bookmakers’ favourites to win the competition.

The pair have never met in a UEFA competition, but Liverpool did defeat City 4-3 earlier this year, but were on the end of a 5-0 defeat in September in the Premier League.

The first legs will be played on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April, with the return legs on 10 and 11 April.

The semi-final draw will take place on April 13, with the semi-finals on 24/25 April & 1/2 May, before the final on Saturday 26 May in Kiev.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said he was desperate not to face Pep Guardiola’s men

“No [I don’t want to play Man City], not now, I don’t want to play an English team now,” he told ESPN FC.

“To be fair, we played Manchester City two times and I think the first game we had a red card so that was a difficult game.

“But the second game at home, it was a good game for us. I also think the supporters enjoyed it so even if we play Man City, I think we have two good games.”

Full Draw:

Barcelona v Roma
Sevilla v Bayern Munich
Real Madrid v Juventus
Liverpool v Man City

 

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