English Premier League leaders, Manchester City, will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus play holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final.
Sevilla, who knocked out Manchester United, take on Bayern Munich and Barcelona, who stopped Chelsea, were paired with AS Roma in the draw conducted at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will host Pep Guardiola’s City at Anfield for the first leg, either on April 3 or April 4 while the return leg will be played on 10-11 April.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real teammates will be happy to be playing the second leg of their tie at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Juventus, whose experience proved lethal to English club Tottenham in the last 16.
Runaway leaders, City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September.
The tie between Liverpool and Manchester City will be the first meeting between Premier league sides in the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010-11 when Chelsea faced Manchester United.
On that occasion, United advanced 3-1 on aggregate on their way to the final which they lost 3-1 to Barcelona at Wembley.
Friday’s draw means one Premier League club is guaranteed a place in the semi-finals.
City are 21 points clear of fourth-placed Liverpool in the table. They are the top two scorers in the Premier League, with City finding the net 85 times in 30 games. Liverpool have scored 68 goals from the same number of matches.
The Full Draw
Barcelona v Roma
Sevilla v Bayern Munich
Juventus v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Manchester City