Liverpool v Manchester City: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide

Everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's quarter-final first leg between the two remaining Premier League sides.

Jürgen Klopp says he likes a good challenge
Jürgen Klopp says he likes a good challenge ©AFP/Getty Images

Reporter's view: The brilliance of Liverpool's front three has been well documented this season – particularly following January's 4-3 win over City – but Klopp's back four struggled for long periods in Saturday's 2-1 triumph at Crystal Palace, whose profligacy spared the visitors. City will not be as forgiving – even without the injured Sergio Agüero.

Possible line-ups

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out
: Matip (thigh), Gomez (ankle), Lallana (hamstring), Klavan (knock), Woodburn (knock), Brewster (knee)
Doubtful
: Can (back)

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sané
Out
: Mendy (knee), Agüero (knee)
Doubtful
: Stones (concussion)

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Fantasy Football top point scorers

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (55 points, €9.4m)
Manchester City: Ederson, goalkeeper (37 points, €5.9m)

Where to watch

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Ten great quarter-final strikes
Ten great quarter-final strikes

Weekend results

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool
Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Form guide*

Liverpool: WWLDWW
Manchester City: WWLWWW

*All competitions, most recent first

Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager

Salah, Mané or Firmino? Emre Can reveals all
Salah, Mané or Firmino? Emre Can reveals all

We want to go as far as possible in the competition, so we have to face the best teams in the world. City's confidence is probably at an outstandingly high level, but we're in a good moment as well. I like difficult tasks, I like difficult jobs. For a manager it's the most interesting – what to do and how to prepare your boys as best as possible. It's a big opportunity and we'll try everything to win.

Josep Guardiola, Manchester City manager

Everyone's talking about how tough Liverpool will be, but it would be the same for Barcelona, Bayern or Sevilla. In the quarter-finals, you have to expect your opponents to be one of the toughest teams in the world. The way we play is perfect for Liverpool. Of course we will try to do something [to stop them], but I feel the best way to win is to play how we've been doing as a group all season.

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