LIVERPOOL and Manchester City will meet in a mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final double-header.
This will be third time the Reds have come up against English opposition at this stage — beating Arsenal in 2007-08 before losing to Chelsea 12 months later.
This time, though, around they will be facing the Premier League’s undisputed No 1 side.
However, Liverpool should go into this one with confidence, as the Anfield giants boast a far superior head-to-head record against their upcoming opponents.
The Reds have lost just once at home to the City in the past 37 years, and even that solitary victory came back in 2003.
It is nearly six years since the Etihad side even managed to get a draw — back when Roberto Mancini was still manager.
The pair have met 178 times in their history, with Liverpool winning 87, City 45 and 46 draws. The Reds have scored 315 and conceded 235.
However, Jurgen Klopp may be concerned by the fact Liverpool have lost their last two Champions League knock-out ties against English opposition.
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Liverpool were beaten in the 2007-08 semi-finals and the following campaign’s quarter-finals by Chelsea.
They did manage to eliminate Manchester United from the Europa League two seasons ago.
This will be City’s first Champions League tie against domestic opposition — but not Pep Guardiola’s.
His Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate in a fiery semi-final back in 2010-11.
However, Klopp has beaten Guardiola five times across all competitions, which is more than any other manager.
The Spaniard has won all seven of his quarter-final ties to date — four with Barcelona and three with Bayern Munich.
Incidentally, this will be the meeting in the Champions League between two English sides United overcame Chelsea at this stage in 2010-11.
Incredibly, this will be the 20th time Juventus and Real Madrid have met — with every encounter taking place in Europe’s top competition.
Los Blancos famously triumphed in last season’s final, while they also beat the Bianconeri at the same stage in 1998.
However, they were lose at the semi-final stage in 2014-15.
In total, Real Madrid have won nine times, with Juventus registering eight victories and two draws.
Barcelona got the tie they wanted when they were handed Roma, but their history is not as one-sided as you might think.
The Giallorossi were hammered 6-1 the last time the pair met in the 2015-16 group stage.
But, back in the 2001-02 second group phase, Roma beat Barcelona 3-0. The two other matches finished 1-1.
Managers Eusebio Di Francesco and Ernesto Valverde have met before when Sassuolo and Athletic Bilbao were drawn in the Europa League group stage last season.
The Italian side triumphed 3-0 in the first leg and progressed with a 5-3 aggregate victory.
It will be the first-ever meeting between Bayern and Sevilla.
Liverpool vs Manchester City head-to-head
Matches — 178
Liverpool wins — 87
Draws — 46
Manchester City wins — 45
Liverpool goals — 315
Manchester City goals — 235
*Stats provided by Opta