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Klopp: Liverpool “for sure not the favorites” vs. Man City

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool smiles as Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp says “it’s not too cool for England,” but it’s just fine for him.

Klopp’s Liverpool will face Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals beginning April 4 at Anfield and concluding April 10 at the Etihad Stadium (Full draw here).

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The draw means only one Premier League side can reach the semis, as City and Liverpool could’ve drawn much better than each other.

The Liverpool Echo transcribed Klopp’s talk with the Reds’ web site.

“We’ve lost once and we’ve won once against them in the league – and I don’t think they thought before the best draw they could have got is Liverpool. That’s a sign for us and how strong we can be.”


“We are for sure not the favorites in this round, but in the last eight there are not a lot of favorites - maybe two of them, Bayern and Barcelona – but thank God it’s football and nothing is decided.”

Man City gets the Manchester Derby sandwiched between the legs, while remarkably Liverpool has the Merseyside Derby.

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