Liverpool vs Manchester City: Team news ahead of Wednesday's quarter-final first leg

Shai Khullar
3rd April 2018
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Liverpool are missing a number of first-team squad members for Wednesday night's clash with at .

and Joel Matip are unavailable after suffering hamstring and thigh injuries respectively during the 2-1 over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Emre Can remains a major doubt for the first leg of the quarter-final due to the back issue which has left the midfielder out of action since being withdrawn against on March 17.

“I'm always open to wait for better news but I don't expect it, to be 100 per cent honest. It could be not enough time for [Wednesday], but maybe then or Tuesday,” said .

, Ragnar Klavan and will not be involved either.

On a more positive note, however, is sufficiently fit to give the manager ‘a decision to make' at right-back after taking a place on the substitutes' bench on Saturday.

“Physically, he is fit – but he has no football rhythm, to be honest,” Klopp explained.

“It's a very special game and a very demanding opponent, especially for defenders. It's a decision I have to make. We have enough options in this position, at least, and that's good. Hopefully it stays like that.”

and are each one yellow card from a European suspension.

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the Anfield clash.

The Argentinian, scorer of 30 goals this term, did not travel with the City squad to , confirmed Pep Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.

And asked whether his decision to deploy Aymeric Laporte at left-back against Everton at the weekend was a preparatory move for this , he said: “Fabian Delph is back. And of course Danilo can play there, we'll see. I have an idea – but you'll understand I'm not going to tell you.”

This news story has been aggregated from the official Liverpool FC website.

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