As English football prepares itself for the biggest all English Champions League ties for nearly a decade, both Liverpool and Manchester City have been dealt with injury blows.
We were hoping to see all five English sides in the last eight of to the Champions League, but sadly, Sevilla, Juventus and Barcelona had different idea’s, knocking out Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea respectively.
However, despite only two English clubs remaining in the quarter final draw, they both managed to be pulled out against each other to set up one of the biggest all English Champions League games since Manchester United beat Chelsea in the 2008 final.
The fascinating thing about this game is the attacking prowess of both teams, along with the fact that Liverpool are the only domestic side to beat City this season in that famous 4-3 victory at Anfield back in January.
However, with less than 24 hours unti kick off, both sides have been handed injury blows.
Liverpool defensive duo Joel Matip and Ragnar Klaven have noth been ruled out, with Matip set to miss the rest of the season after it was revealed that he requires surgery on a leg injury.
Klaven also joins Matip in the treatment room, while Emre Can is also a doubt for the crunch game.
As for Manchester City, they will be without club record goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, who hasn’t featured for a month after picking up a knee injury in training.
The Argentine had been making good progress giving Guardiola hope that he could return. However he has not travelled to Merseyside, and will not be available for the titanic clash.