Liverpool will play Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the two clubs were drawn against each other on Friday. https://btfr.co/141437219
The two-remaining English clubs in the competition will meet for the first leg at Anfield on Tuesday 3 April, with the return the leg the following week at the Etihad Stadium.
Bettors react to mouthwatering quarter-final draw
Early reactions in the betting have seen a slight drift on City in the Champions League winner market, with Pep Guardiola's men out to 4.60. The Reds, meanwhile, are 15.00 to go all the way and win European club football's biggest prize for a sixth time.
Perhaps the drift on City is because Liverpool are the only team to beat them in the Premier League this season, triumphing 3-2 at Anfield in January. But City trounced Jurgen Klopp's team trounced the Reds 5-0 at the Etihad in September. Between them, then, the sides have score ten goals this season, with City leading 7-3 on aggregate.
Both quarter-final legs should be absolute crackers, with neither Klopp nor Guardiola likely to abandon their commitment to attacking football. There will be betting opportunities galore in the goals markets for this truly mouthwatering tie.
Barca are favourites while Real face Juve and Sevilla take on Bayern
Elsewhere, Guardiola's former club Barcelona have shortened to 3.75 in the tournament winner betting, following the news that they play Roma in the last eight.
Defending champions Real Madrid, meanwhile, take on Juventus in a repeat of last season's final. Madrid, who are 6.00 to win a third successive title, are favourites to reach the last four but the Italian team surprised a few people with their resilience in the last round and would love to get revenge on Zinedine Zidane's men.
In the final tie of the last eight, Sevilla's reward for their heroics against Manchester United is contest against another of Europe's giants - Baynern Munich. The German side should provide a sterner test than Jose Mourinho's flops, although Wissam Ben Yedder and co. will have other ideas, even though they start as underdogs in the betting.
Spare a thought for United. Mourinho said, prior to the second leg against Sevilla, that if United lost they would watch the quarter-finals on television. He probably didn't expect they would have to endure watching their fiercest rivals Liverpool take on their neighbours City in the tie of the round.