Champions League

Pick and share your Manchester City side to beat Liverpool

 • by Danny Lee
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Manchester City have had a week to forget. Liverpool blitzed them in the first half of the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final to take a 3-0 lead to the Etihad. Then, with both hands firmly on the Premier League title, bitter rivals Manchester United overturned a 2-0 half-time scoreline to rain on their title parade, winning 3-2.

Pep Guardiola now must get his players focused as they look to overcome the odds to reach the Champions League semi-finals. The Citizens beat Jürgen Klopp’s men 5-0 earlier on in the season so do have it in their locker.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Man City side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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