Man United face Barcelona in UCL as Liverpool draw FC Porto

Man United face Barcelona in UCL as Liverpool draw FC Porto

Man United face Barcelona in UCL as Liverpool draw FC Porto

Manchester United will play Barcelona and Liverpool will play Porto in two of the four quarterfinal matchups determined at the Champions League draw Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Never in the history of Liverpool Football Club will the club's passionate fan base have ever roared on fierce rivals Man Utd in the manner that they will on Wednesday 24th April.

United have been drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League but Solskjaer is not fearing the La Liga giants.

Liverpool's challenge for a Champions League and Premier League double sees them come up against Porto, with the first leg at Anfield.

The Red Devils were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal in their most recent Premier League outing, bringing them back down to earth after a remarkable 3-1 victory away to Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League's round of 16, a result that saw them progress to the last eight on away goals.

While Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino boast a total of 44 league goals between them this campaign, compared to Fulham's team total of just 28, Parker wants his team to be the aggressors on Sunday.

Liverpool did not need to go mad and attempt to blow teams away in order to create such a lead that could cover their defensive deficiencies, as they did against Manchester City and Roma in last year's competition.

The latter tie is a repeat of the 1996 final, which the Italian club won on penalties against an Ajax team who had won the trophy the previous year.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has ruled out spending big this summer despite rumours that the signings of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker could push the club into a new era of regular marquee arrivals. This was against West Ham, for whom Michail Antonio equalised on a night when Liverpool frustrated their travelling supporters at London Stadium.

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to move back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win at Fulham on Sunday afternoon. They'll be glad that, after they host Manchester City at the end of this month, the loftiest team they'll face is seventh-placed Wolves. In eight matches so far against the current top six, they have scored five and conceded 26.

"We're under no illusion what a tough game it will be but I know the eleven players picked will enjoy it".

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