Liverpool v Manchester City: previous all-English ties

Taking on Premier League rivals in Europe, and UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, will be no new experience for Liverpool – Manchester City's only previous tie was almost 50 years ago.

Liverpool eliminated Arsenal in the quarter-finals ten years ago
Liverpool eliminated Arsenal in the quarter-finals ten years ago ©Getty Images

Taking on Premier League rivals in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals will be no new experience for Liverpool – but Manchester City will be breaking new ground on 4 and 10 April.

This tie, played on 4 and 10 April, will be the fifth at this stage of the competition between two English clubs, and the third involving Liverpool. Indeed, the Reds have played in six of the ten previous all-English encounters in the European Cup (including the only one in the pre-UEFA Champions League era), and seven of the 14 in UEFA club competition overall.

Only one has previously featured Manchester City – beaten in both legs by Chelsea in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals – with most involving Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. That quartet, as the Premier League's 'big four', helped England dominate the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League between 2004 and 2011. We look at the previous all-English ties in European club competition, and how far the eventual winners went.

UEFA Champions League/European Cup

2008: all-English final
2008: all-English final

1978/79 first round
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: 2-0, 0-0 (agg: 2-0)
Forest – won final

2003/04 quarter-final
Chelsea v Arsenal: 1-1, 2-1 (agg: 3-2)
Chelsea – lost in semi-finals

2004/05 semi-final
Chelsea v Liverpool: 0-0, 0-1 (agg: 0-1)
Liverpool – won final

2005/06 group stage
Liverpool v Chelsea: 0-0, 0-0 (Liverpool finished 1st, Chelsea 2nd)
Both teams lost in round of 16

2007/08 quarter-final
Arsenal v Liverpool: 1-1, 2-4 (agg: 3-5)
2007/08 semi-final
Liverpool v Chelsea: 1-1, 2-3 (agg: 3-4)
2007/08 final – Moscow
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United (United won 6-5 on penalties)

2008/09 quarter-final
Liverpool v Chelsea: 1-3, 4-4 (agg: 5-7)
Chelsea lost in semi-final

2008/09 semi-final
Manchester United v Arsenal: 1-0, 3-1 (agg: 4-1)
United lost in final

2010/11 quarter-final
Chelsea v Manchester United 0-1, 1-2 (agg: 1-3)
United lost in final

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup

1971/72 final
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur: 1-2, 1-1 (agg: 2-3)

2016: Watch Liverpool knock out United
2016: Watch Liverpool knock out United

2015/16 round of 16
Liverpool v Manchester United 2-0, 1-1 (agg: 3-1)
Liverpool lost in final

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

1963/64 second round
Tottenham v Manchester United: 2-0, 1-4 (agg: 3-4)
United lost in quarter-final

1970/71 semi-final
Chelsea v Manchester City: 1-0, 1-0 (agg: 2-0)
Chelsea won final

Overall record (knockout ties)

Arsenal W0 L3
Chelsea W3 L3
Liverpool W3 L3
Manchester United W3 L1
Nottingham Forest W1 L0
Tottenham Hotspur W1 L1
Manchester City W0 L1
Wolverhampton Wanderers L0 W1

Overall record (matches, not counting shoot-outs)

Arsenal P6 W0 D2 L4 F6 A12
Chelsea P14 W5 D6 L3 F17 A14
Liverpool P14 W4 D7 L3 F17 A17
Manchester United P9 W5 D2 L2 F13 A9
Tottenham Hotspur P4 W2 D1 L1 F6 A6
Manchester City P2 W0 D0 L2 F0 A2
Nottingham Forest P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A0
Wolverhampton Wanderers P2 W0 D1 L1 F2 A3