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Mohamed Salah is starting for Liverpool but there’s someone very big missing for Man City

Liverpool fans will be happy to see their main man back in the starting line-up

Man City face Liverpool this evening for the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. 

And to be honest, we haven’t been this excited for a game of football since…. the Manchester derby at the weekend.

Pep will be praying for a better night tonight

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Pep will be praying for a better night tonight

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This should be a cracker, with City needing to score three (at least) while hoping to keep out those goal-hungry Reds.

After with Liverpool missing a few of their first-team regulars for this one – including defenders Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, as well as Adam Lallana, Emre Can and star man Mohamed Salah – we genuinely fancied their chances.

There he goes

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There he goes

Salah limped out of the first-leg at Anfield last week and didn’t play at the weekend against Everton, and no one knew if he’d be available for tonight’s game or not.

So Liverpool fans will be very, very happy to see the Egyptian lining up alongside his fellow-tormentors Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. 

And if you think that’s bad news for Man City fans, wait until you find out who’s not in their line-up tonight.

Having missed the first-leg with a knee injury, Sergio Aguero made a late cameo appearance in the defeat to Man United at the weekend and we kind of expected him to be starting this one.

After all, if City want to go through, who better to have in your line-up than your club’s greatest ever goal-scorer?

But lo and behold, the Argentinian is on the bench, with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in attack.

We’re certainly expecting Aguero to make an appearance (especially if City are still in need of a goal at half-time) but shouldn’t he be thrown in from the start?

Clearly, Pep Guardiola has a plan.

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