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Manchester city 0-3 Liverpool
It’s the third in a row of three big games for Manchester City on Tuesday.
But after conceding 6 goals in the last two, will Pep Guardiola change things around?
Sergio Aguero returned to action following a knee injury as a late substitute in Saturday’s derby loss to Manchester United.
John Stones and Danilo are the only doubts, and left-back Benjamin Mendy is the only definite absentee.
Pep and his men need to overcome a three-goal deficit against Liverpool at the Etihad if they are to make the semi-finals.
Fernandinho, speaking ahead of the game, said: “We need a strong mentality and we need goals.”
He added: “Two defeats is not easy but it happens to the best teams in the world. We have to keep going.”
Here’s what team our writers think Pep Guardiola should pick to get the best of Liverpool.
The big dilemmas for Pep Guardiola are on the right wing and at left back, regardless of whether Mo Salah recovers or not.
There is talk of a three at the back, but without Mendy this is not the time for such experimentation.
Raheem Sterling missed chances in the derby but he was also one of City’s best players, and caused United a load of problems – and with Sergio Aguero set to bear the goalscoring burden, he could yet be a key figure in the tie.
The risk of playing Aymeric Laporte last week did not pay off, and with Fabian Delph doing well in the derby, he should be given the chance to show what he can do again.
Aymeric Laporte would normally be a live contender to step into that centre back pairing, but last week’s experiences seemed to affect him, so sticking with Kompany and Otamendi would seem to be City’s best bet.
Other than that, it looks straightforward.
It felt like including an extra central midfielder against Liverpool cost them out wide, where Leroy Sane became too predictable as an outlet.
With goals needed, Raheem Sterling is called for. He can’t be relied upon to score but will create chances with the havoc he wreaks in the final third of the pitch.
John Stones didn’t train ahead of the game and Aymeric Laporte hasn’t fully settled into the side, so the defence picks itself with Delph looking the best option at left-back.
MAN CITY are looking to put a disastrous week behind them as they host Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s men stunned the English champions-elect with a magnificent full-throttle display at Anfield, keeping a clean sheet and crashing in three first-half goals.
After the bruising derby defeat at the weekend, City are licking their wounds after conceding six in two games – and know that they will need FIVE if the Reds net a crucial away goal at the Etihad.
Liverpool are hoping to reach their first Champions League semi-final since 2008 and are well in the driving seat.
What time is kick-off?
THE game takes place on Tuesday, April 10 at the Etihad Stadium.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
What channel will the game be shown on?
YOU can catch this game live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7pm.
To watch on the move, login to the BT Sport App and stream the game on your mobile, tablet or laptop.
Alternatively join us here on SunSport for our LIVE BLOG, which will bring you the goals and talking points as they happen from what could be a memorable night at Eastlands.
What is the team news?
PEP GUARDIOLA has a fully fit side to choose from apart from long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy.
He chose to tinker with his midfield at Anfield but is likely to go all out attack with Raheem Sterling preferred ahead of Ilkay Gundogan.
Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of star Mo Salah, whilst Andy Robertson is hoping to be fit after missing the Merseyside derby.