Pep Guardiola says Man City-Tottenham Champions League tie 'is 50/50'


"I don't want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever", he said. Jurgen Klopp's side drew 1-1 at Chelsea in late September, Sturridge scoring a cracker to salvage a point late on.

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

However, after two brilliant goals from Mane and thumping Van Dijk header, the Reds had stunned the German champions away with a classic Liverpool performance in Europe, one which will be looked back in fondness for many years to come.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United will have their work cut out if they are to go any further as they take on five-times winners Barca in the headline tie.

Goals come naturally to Messi, but the Daily Mirror reports that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has failed to score in eleven quarter-final matches in the competition.

Tottenham will host Man City in the first leg on April 9, which could be played at Wembley Stadium or at the north London club's soon-to-be-completed new arena.

The draw had an unusual feel with neither Bayern Munich nor Real Madrid in the hat, the first time both European giants have failed to reach the last eight since 2005-06.

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The Chile global has been sidelined with a knee problem after he picked up the injury in the Premier League victory over Southampton last weekend.

The Norwegian joined Liverpool from Monaco in 2001 and became the club's first-choice left back for seven years, making 224 appearances and famously winning the Champions League in 2005.

An Ajax legend, Litmanen joined the Reds in 2001 after one season at Barcelona, but only played 26 times in one season on Merseyside.

Juve have huge experience of the knockout stages of the Champions League and the Italian champions are desperate to end their 23-year wait for their third European Cup.

"When I was around 10, 12 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo was already one of the best players in the world, " Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong said.

The Reds made it all the way to final (remember?) but ultimately lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.

UEFA also drew the semi-finals on Friday, meaning the winners of the Barcelona v United will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four.