Man City and Liverpool are set to meet at Wembley Stadium as the pair will face each other in the FA Cup semi-finals.
This tie would end the modern four-and-a-half surrounding the two sides and could give the winning side a boost for the rest of the season.
Liverpool were able to rest key players ahead of the week’s clash against Benfica, which gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a huge advantage. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Thiago, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are all back and starting to play for the Reds and will be excited to go after the midweek break.
Face your Rouge @Manchester City today! ?#EmiratesFACup | #MCILIV
– Liverpool FC (LFC) April 16 2022
As for City, Pep Guardiola’s team got caught up in the midweek war against Atlético Madrid and as a result the Spaniard made several changes to his squad. Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne took hits in that match but only the former was missing from the team.
Although there have been a lot of changes, the squad still has a lot of quality and if City can keep the score close they can capitalize on all that talent later in the game.
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eleventh | Stephen, Cancelo, Stones, Aki, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (centre), Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Jesus, Sterling
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– Manchester City (ManCity) April 16 2022
It could also be Guardiola’s huge mistake and backfire, only time will tell.
It was already suspected that the former Barcelona boss could do that today, as he did something similar at this point in last year’s FA Cup against Chelsea. The Premier League and the Champions League are clearly his priorities, and it would be a huge boost to his team if they can beat Klopp’s Top 11 today.
This game has been the highlight of English football for the past few seasons and today it will be another chapter in its story.