Sports Youth League: Liverpool for OM, Sevilla for PSG
‘Thiago has to play, he sees killer pass for Liverpool’ – Klopp urged by Aldridge to start Spaniard against Man Utd
The former Reds striker wants to see the defending champions include a classy playmaker within their starting XI at Anfield on SundayThe Reds are still waiting on the high-profile summer signing from Bayern Munich to burst into life.
Play it like in the Coupe de France.
Like the Coupe de France, the Youth League is also experiencing a new-look this year for the 64 teams entered for the round of 16. On the one hand, we find the 32 clubs qualified for the Champions League (with Paris, Marseille and Rennes on the French side) and on the other the national champions U19 (with Angers). The clubs of the two ways will play the 32nd and 16th finals before reunification for the 8th finals.
Bad luck for the French clubs who will all have to play away from home except Angers. On the way to the Champions League, PSG will go to Seville, Stade Rennais will make a long trip to Russia to face Zénit Saint-Péterbourg, while OM will travel to Liverpool. Another great poster in perspective: Raúl's Real Madrid, defending champion, will challenge Manchester United. On the road to national champions, Angers will have a lot to do for its first participation, with the reception of the Red Star from Belgrade.
‘Man Utd vulnerable but Liverpool in fragile state’ – McAteer sees problems for Klopp ahead of crunch clash
The former Reds star admits that a recent wobble from the defending champions, along with a lengthy injury list, is cause for concern at AnfieldThere is always plenty on the line when two old adversaries lock horns, but the stakes are being raised ahead of an eagerly-anticipated meeting on Merseyside this weekend.
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The round of 16 will be played on March 2 and 3 in a dry match, on the lawn of the first team drawn.
- UEFA Youth League (@UEFAYouthLeague) round of 64 draw Olympiacos (GRE) vs Manchester City (ENG) Internazionale Milano (ITA) vs Bayern Munich (GER) Sevilla (ESP) vs Paris Saint-Germain ( FRA) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs Porto (POR)
Upamecano and Koulibaly ‘out of range’ for Liverpool but Klopp didn’t panic buy with Davies and Kabak, says McAteer .
The ex-Reds midfielder has refuted any suggestion that Jurgen Klopp bought for the sake of it, with “top-level” signings not available in JanuaryThe Reds were in desperate need of defensive additions as another winter deadline approached, with untimely injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho leaving them short on options.