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Manchester City vs Liverpool, Champions League: Team News, Preview, Predictions

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Can the Blues pull off a memorable European comeback?

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Manchester City vs Liverpool


Competition/Round: 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Quarterfinal 2nd leg

First leg result: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

Man City team news: Danilo Luiz, John Stones (doubtful, fitness), Benjamin Mendy (doubtful, knee)

Liverpool team news: Jordan Henderson (out, suspended), Emre Can (out, back), Joe Gomez (out, ankle), Adam Lallana (out, muscle), Joel Matip (out, thigh), Mohamed Salah (doubtful, groin), Alberto Moreno (doubtful, thigh), Andrew Robertson (doubtful, calf)

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz

How to watch on TV: BT Sport 2 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (USA), TSN 1 (Canada), SuperSport 5 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: BT Sport Live (UK), Fox Sports GO (USA), TSN GO (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


So this is it. After a horrible last 7 days with painful defeats at Anfield and in the Manchester Derby, Manchester City can turn the season around and finish on a high with a place in the Champions League semi-final. For that to happen, they’ll need to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in European football history, winning by four goals against a Liverpool side that looked just incredible last week.

But this City team is incredible as well, and maybe, just maybe, the last two losses will light a fire that will make this team do the impossible. They’ll have the home crowd in their favor, and they still have Pep Guardiola. Don’t let the last two losses fool you: Pep is still Pep and he can put together the perfect plan for a perfect game and a perfect night at the Etihad.

Can Pep do it? Can the players do it? Can the crowd do it? We’ll find out.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Agüero, Sané

Liverpool (4-3-3): Karius; Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané


PREDICTION

I don’t think we’ll come back, but I’ll predict it anyway because I want to be positive: 4-0 City. But of course it’s not happening.