This evening sees the second round of Champions League quarter final first leg fixtures, with a particularly enticing match up between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield headlining proceedings.
If Ronaldo’s firepower was unquestionable last night, all signs point towards this one also being about the fire-power that both teams possess, with the rampant Mo Salah leading the charge for the Champions League leading scorers and the unquestionable supremacy of the Premier League’s leading goalscorers, Manchester City, battling it out again.
As Jurgen ‘The Normal One’ Klopp and Pep ‘The Exceptional One’ Guardiola’s 13th match up, if their last match-up is anything to go by (Liverpool ran out 4-3 winners), we’re in for a treat!
Here Genting Bet bring 13 stats that make this one simply unmissable…
Times the two sides have met in Europe previously.
Liverpool are the top ranked side in the Champions League this season in terms of goals scored (28) and assists (25).
Guardiola has failed to reach the semi-final stage of the Champions League just once in eight attempts.
The number of wins for Manchester City at Anfield in the past 61 years.
Three of the top 10 goal scorers in this year’s competition play for Liverpool.
The average number of goals per game for Liverpool in this year’s Champions League.
The number of wins for Klopp against Guardiola – more than any other manager.
The combined number of assists between James Milner and Roberto Firmino in the 2017/18 Champions League
The number of goals in the last two games when these sides have met (in all competitions).
The percentage of shots on target for Raheem Sterling in this year’s competition.
Sadio Mané has scored one goal every 83 minutes in Europe this season.
The year Klopp said:
“I’m a normal guy. I’m the normal one.”
The year Guardiola said:
“I think exceptional other managers in the world sometimes don’t win titles in a season. The exception is my career. I’m sorry – but that is exceptional.”
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