Can’t help thinking Pep should have controlled his anger in reaction to the disallowed goal. Didn’t just cost him his place on the touchline but likely to have contributed to a loss of focus and intensity in the team.
Bad call but a lot for the officials to look at in a split second on the disallowed goal. – Goalkeeper out of position, leaving just one player back. – The Milner factor re who played the ball. #VAR solves
Sadio Mane took out KDB inside 30 seconds. When the free-kick was delivered by the Belgian it can to nothing.
1 min: Kick off!!!
Man City need three goals to force extra time.
If Liverpool score one, City need five goals.
Can they do it?
LVG back in Manchester
The former Man United manager is at the City vs Liverpool game working for Dutch TV station Ziggo.
And he’s open for selfies!
Surely that’s not a Man City fan asking, right?
Louis van Gaal, die voor Ziggo bij Manchester City – Liverpool is, deelt handtekeningen uit en gaat op de foto met City-fans terwijl ie fish and chips eet. Heerlijk gewoontjes. Foto via @PolGustemspic.twitter.com/yNA2ib6FfO
In the Etihad. The only noise is coming from the away section. Expected more of a show of strength from City fans, to be honest. Still, if ever there was a team who could do the talking for them, it's this one
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Reaction to the Man City vs Liverpool team news
Manchester City are going for it!
No Vincent Kompany and it looks like three at the back.
There is awesome attacking power available to Manchester City!
Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Sané, Jesus is a fine front 6!
As for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah – as expected, plays!
The last few days have been a nightmare for Manchester City. Having been well beaten by Liverpool last Wednesday and then allowing a two-goal lead to slip in the Manchester derby to blow the chance of wrapping up the title.
The Reds perfectly executed their game plan in the first-leg as Jurgen Klopp’s heavy metal football saw his side run riot at Anfield.
Manchester City now require three goals on Tuesday just to keep the tie alive, Istanbul anyone?
Man City vs Liverpool: Who will win?
Manchester City are expected to win this game, they are 1/2 with the bookies.
But, to qualify, Manchester City are much longer odds, at 9/2.
Liverpool are rated at 5/1 to win in 90 minutes. The Merseyside giants are heavy favourites to qualify, at 1/7.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts following a missed chance during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Man City vs Liverpool quarter-final preview
Pep Guardiola’s side suffered bitter disappointment on Saturday as Manchester United managed to overturn a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 and cut City’s lead at the top to 13 points.
Whilst they remain on course to win the title, confidence will be low as they return to the Etihad to host Liverpool.
They now face the daunting prospect of out-scoring Klopp’s deadly attacking trio after being humiliated 3-0 in the first-leg.
The Reds are the highest scoring team in the competition this season netting an incredible 31 goals in just nine European fixtures.
On Saturday, they ensured they remain on course to finish in the top four this season after earning a valuable point in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 04: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool 3-0 Man City (Official first-leg video highlights)
Anfield was rocking…
Liverpool ran riot at Anfield to place one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League through three first-half goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Saido Mane.
Poor defending from Kyle Walker gifted the Reds an early lead as his scrambled clearance allowed Salah to easily convert from just a few yards out.
Oxlade-Chamberlain then produced one of the goals of the competition as he rocketed his effort beyond Ederson to send the Kop End into utter delirium.
Mane swiftly made it three as he turned in Salah’s cross out-jumping City’s back-line to wrap up proceedings on the night and potentially Liverpool’s place in the next round.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 04: Fans take photos as the Manchester City team bus arrives prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)