Champions League: Manchester City team bus attacked by Liverpool fans outside Anfield

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Both teams feature sides with great attacks although much has been made about both sides defences, which could only work well for the neutrals with goals expected to come by the plenty.

"It is not Liverpool, it is the people, but hopefully it does not happen again".

He picked the same midfield against Arsenal in the English League Cup final and City was somewhat fortunate to go into halftime leading 1-0 before running out an easy 3-0 victor.

If City beat the in-form Spurs at Wembley, they will still not be able to celebrate the title unless United fail to beat bottom club West Bromwich Albion the following day. Not overturning their 3-0 deficit against Liverpool, though, would leave them to pick up the pieces of another failed campaign in Europe.

Guardiola and Klopp would meet again on different soil as they became Manchester City and Liverpool managers respectively. Alexander-Arnold, though, insisted afterwards that it was a team effort. One would have thought that he might have switched Sane from the left over to the right with Sterling go onto the left, considering Sane was having no success against Alexander-Arnold and to allow him to cut into the box but Guardiola didn't do this at all.

"The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield", the statement read. "We had just a little recovery physically and mentally because our game at Anfield was so tough", the Spaniard told a news conference on Friday. "Except 10-15 minutes in the first half when we lost a bit of control. from my point of view, we did really well", he said. Anfield, on one night only, offered a reminder that, sometimes, the chaos takes over, that everything is up for grabs, and that the obvious and the logical does not have to happen.

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Darwen teenager Niamh Robinson has a busy weekend in the pool where she is representing the Isle of Man. Speaking to the press after the finals, she said "I was so excited, I made a personal best".

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"The atmosphere during the game was one of the best I have experienced but these things around it changed my view".

Manchester City can seal the league title on Saturday (Apr 7) in what is traditionally their biggest fixture of the season, yet manager Pep Guardiola might still be tempted to field a weakened side against rivals Manchester United.

But for Pep, this will be startlingly like his Bayern Munich tenure where his team ran rampant on the league but failed to achieve anything in Europe.

Guardiola praised City fans for always being there for the team through thick and thin.