Liverpool can confirm its place among European soccer’s elite by withstanding Manchester City’s expected onslaught.
The teams will meet Tuesday at Etihad Stadium in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal series. Liverpool carries a 3-0 lead into the contest, thanks to its emphatic win over Manchester City last Wednesday. Nevertheless, the Reds are wary of the threat Manchester City poses, given that the Premier League leader has scored four or more goals 12 times this season.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is suspended for the game. Midfielders Emre Can and Adam Lallana and defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also will miss the contest due to injuries. Meanwhile, superstar forward Mohamed Salah is doubtful due to the groin injury he suffered during the first leg.
Striker Sergio Aguero might return to Manchester City’s lineup after missing the last month due to a knee injury. A groin problem has sidelined defender John Stones.
FOX Sports 1 will carry an English broadcast of Manchester City vs. Liverpool in the United States. ESPN Deportes will broadcast the game to U.S. viewers in Spanish. Here’s how to watch the game online.
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