Gordan Strachan predicts Man City v Liverpool FC second leg

Gordan Strachan looks ahead to Liverpool FC's clash with Man City in the Champions League next week

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Gordan Strachan has warned Liverpool FC not to consider their Champions League tie with Manchester City over ahead of next week’s return leg at The Etihad.

Liverpool FC took a big step towards booking their place in the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition by claiming an impressive 3-0 victory over the Premier League leaders at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Goals in the first half from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane put Jurgen Klopp’s men firmly in control of the last eight tie as they look to try and secure their spot in the semi-finals.

Liverpool FC know that if they score one goal at The Etihad on Tuesday night, it would leave Manchester City needing to net five times to progress.

But former Scotland boss Strachan feels that Liverpool FC would be wise not to underestimate the potent attacking threat of Manchester City.

Speaking to Sky Sports last week, Strachan said: “Liverpool know they can play against City but there’s also the problem of thinking you are nearly there and then they score early.

“Even if they score one within 60 minutes, I think we are all thinking it could end 3-3 and that’s because of the way the games have gone with so many goals.

“There have 10 goals over the last two games between the sides so it’s not a 1-0 game anymore.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League derby showdown against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds are currently in third place in the table as they seek a top-four finish for the second season running under Klopp.

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