Fans Claim The Champions League Quarter-Final Draw Has 'Leaked'

Fans Claim The Champions League Quarter-Final Draw Has 'Leaked'

Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.

Mourinho knows from firsthand experience how emotional all-Premier League encounters in Europe can be, having overseen several titanic clashes against Liverpool in the Champions League during his first stint as Chelsea manager, including the semi-finals in 2005 and 2007 respectively. And more than one is praying for an ideal scenario - that City and Juve will be drawn together in tomorrow's quarter final draw in Nyon.

Solskjaer's 93rd-minute goal at Camp Nou in 1999 dramatically won the Champions League final for United in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

But Mourinho is only banking on two being in the semi-finals as he revealed his preferred last eight selections.

Liverpool, Ajax, United, Porto, Spurs, Juventus, City and Barcelona are the final eight teams in the Champions League this season.

Ward-Prowse has one senior cap to his name after featuring regularly for the under-21s
Ward-Prowse has one senior cap to his name after featuring regularly for the under-21s Credit PA

"My second choice would be not by tactical or emotional reasons but by what I think would be fantastic extra motivation", said the 56-year-old.

The same rule would apply should both teams progress to the semi-finals.

They are doing so, so well during the competition that I think it would be fantastic for one of them. "It's not sweeter for me because it's Bayern and that doesn't bring me back the better results in the games we played them and we lost", Klopp said in a press conference via LFC TV.

Barcelona have faced the Champions League runners-up three times in the past in knockout stages and were eliminated on every occasion, twice in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1976 and 2001 and once in the 2006/07 Champions League campaign.

However, Mourinho feels a potential meeting between Juventus and Barcelona will come too soon at this stage. For many in the Barça dressing room, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are the odds-on favourites to win the Champions League this year.

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