Jamie Redknapp predicts Liverpool FC v Man City in the Champions League
Jamie Redknapp looks ahead to Liverpool FC v Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals
Jamie Redknapp says Manchester City are the slight favourites to knock Liverpool FC out of the Champions League, but insists that the Reds do have a chance of progressing.
The two Premier League sides were pitted against each other in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition after the draw was made on Friday morning.
Liverpool FC secured their spot in the last eight thanks to a dominant 5-0 aggregate victory over FC Porto in the last 16.
Manchester City, meanwhile, sealed their progress to the quarter-finals after beating Swiss side FC Basel.
Liverpool FC got the better of Manchester City as they became the first team to beat the Citizens in the Premier League thanks to a 4-3 win at Anfield when the two teams last met.
And although former midfielder Redknapp feels that Liverpool FC are the slight underdogs, he believes that Jurgen Klopp’s men could well reach the last four.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “This is the draw neither team wanted. While City may be slight favourites, I can see Liverpool going through.
“Jurgen Klopp’s side have grown stronger as the season has progressed, with Virgil van Dijk making them much better at the back.
“Up front Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have helped Liverpool score 28 goals, more than any team in the last eight. They have stunned City once in the league and can do so again in Europe.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Crystal Palace away from home on 31 March.
The Reds are looking to finish in the top four once again this season after they ended up in fourth place last term.