The best two teams in England flexed their muscle against Europe’s elite, and they didn’t even have to use all their best players to do it.
Ahead of a monumental Premier League bout on Sunday, April 10 between Man City and Liverpool at the Etihad that could decide the league title, both sides will be happy with how their respective Champions League quarterfinal first legs unfolded midweek.
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Not only did both sides emerge victorious, but they were also left unscathed in the process. Only a cut to the head of Fabinho will give Liverpool any worries, but he appeared only to need some slight bandaging to staunch the flow of blood. Otherwise, there were no obvious injuries from the pair of European battles.
Now, a look to Sunday arrives as both Man City and Liverpool gear up to clash in northern England.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs. Liverpool
Man City projected starting lineup vs. Liverpool (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Cancelo, Laporte, Stones, Walker — Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne — Grealish, Foden, Sterling.
Liverpool projected starting lineup vs. Man City (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold — Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago — Mane, Jota, Salah.