Ex-Liverpool striker hopes for no red cards in Champions League showdown

Liverpool discovered on Friday that they will have to get through Manchester City across two legs in order to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Supporters tweeted their preferred quarter-final draws on Thursday, but City were barely mentioned.

Despite the fact that the Merseyside outfit could have been drawn against European heavyweights such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, Pep Guardiola’s City present an intimidating challenge.

The blue half of Manchester are just two wins away from securing the Premier League title and they already have a trophy under their belts – the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool can take confidence heading into the tie, though, as they are the only team to beat City in the top flight this season so far.

Jurgen Klopp’s side earned a dramatic 4-3 triumph, which made up for the 5-0 mauling that they suffered at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season.

In that game, Sadio Mane was also sent off for unintentionally kicking goalkeeper Ederson in the face.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge reacted to the draw on Twitter, and suggested that the Reds could get the job done as long as they don’t lose any kept players.

The first leg will be held at Anfield on April 4 and the second leg at the Etihad on April 10.