Former Liverpool manager and current Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has today discussed the Reds’ chances in their Champions League quarter-final tie with Manchester City.
The Merseysiders advanced to the final 8 of this season’s competition courtesy of a 5-0 aggregate drubbing of Portuguese giants Porto in the last-16, and were rewarded during last month’s draw with a tough tie versus fellow Premier League outfit Manchester City.
City, for their part, dispatched of Swiss outfit Basel in the Champions League’s last-16, with Pep Guardiola’s side viewed by many as the favourites to go all the way this season.
Liverpool and City have already met on two occasions this season, the first of which saw the Citizens dismantle the Reds during a 5-0 demolition at the Etihad.
However, Liverpool showed their worth during the second meeting between the sides in January, fending off a late fightback to become the first team to defeat the Citizens in the Premier League all season.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC earlier today, one-time Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, who of course led the Merseysiders to a historic Champions League crown in 2005, opened up on the chances of his former club in their all-English tie with Man City, with the Spanish tactician viewing both sides as equal ahead of tomorrow night’s first-leg:
“They are so close in many things.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 3, 2018