Van Dijk: Liverpool will attack Manchester City in UCL second leg

"(I'm) not sure 100 per cent", said Klopp. Tuesday night could define the entire campaign and City's players will - or should - be fired up.

"I expect to see goals and Liverpool will miss both Emre Can (injured) and Jordan Henderson (suspended) but City old-boy James Milner has been a revelation in recent weeks for Jurgen Klopp's side who I feel will do more than enough to be in Friday's semi-final draw in Switzerland".

It is inevitable that they will still win the title because they are so far clear, but they will be devastated not to have done it in the derby. It was one of the best first halves I ever saw. That's what I am talking about in terms of not needing examples. City conceded their six goals in the past two games during a pair of intense short spells and Guardiola said they have to be ready to deal with adversity. "We are going to play our game".

"To reach the semi-final would be the second time in our handsome history", he said. All we are going to do is try.

"We don't want to go there and think maybe we can lose 1-0 and we are still through".

"We know what we are going to face, we know their strengths and weaknesses".

A lengthy run through continental competition has carried them past Hoffenheim, through the group stage, past Porto and into a quarter-final clash with Manchester City.

That is probably the biggest worry for Guardiola, because he can not afford for any of his players to have any doubts. "We must play with passion, heart and belief right up until the final whistle if we want to do the unthinkable".

Real Madrid, Barcelona, you name it - they could turn up there, have a bad day and get pumped 3-0.

Riise added: "City lost against Liverpool, they lost against United, Liverpool have a habit of always scoring".

The Egyptian wide man has been a crucial part of the side this season, but left the field early in the first leg against City.

Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Ederson; Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Walker; Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Sane, Aguero, Sterling. "The result is tough but we have 90 minutes and in football anything can happen".

Liverpool will be hoping that forward Mohamed Saleh, who has a groin injury, will be fit to play.

  • Stacy Allen