Liverpool and Manchester City are familiar foes, but their rivalry has entered uncharted territory.
The teams will meet Wednesday at Anfield in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal series. Manchester City is the runaway leader in the Premier League standings, but the Reds inflicted the only defeat the Citizens have suffered in league play this season. This Champions League matchup represents an opportunity to progress to the semifinals and claim bragging rights at the other’s expense.
Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana and defenders Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez due to injuries.
Manchester City’s all-world striker Sergio Aguero will be sidelined due to a knee injury.
FOX Sports 2 will broadcast Liverpool vs. Manchester City in the United States. Here’s how to watch the game online.
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