Liverpool has been drawn to face Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the UFA Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on the fellow Premier League club over two legs next month, having progressed to the last eight with a 5-0 aggregate victory over FC Porto.
The first leg of the Liverpool-City series will take place Wednesday, April 4, at Anfield, with the return meeting at Tuesday, April 10 at Etihad Stadium.
The teams have met twice already this season in the Premier League, each winning on home soil, with the Reds 4-3 victors over Pep Guardiola’s men in January.
“I’ve said it before and it’s still the truth, it’s always common in a draw that you’ll get your neighbor, more or less, but to be honest I don’t mind, really,” Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com. “It is exactly like it was before — we take what we’ve got. Now it’s Manchester City, let’s go.
“We’ve lost once and we’ve won once against them in the league — and I don’t think they thought before the best draw they could have got is Liverpool. That’s a sign for us and how strong we can be.
“We are for sure not the favorites in this round, but in the last eight there are not a lot of favorites — maybe two of them, Bayern and Barcelona — but thank God it’s football and nothing is decided.
“We have a few games to play until then, but I am really looking forward to it and we will give it everything.”