The two remaining English clubs in this season’s UEFA Champions League have been drawn against each other as Manchester City play Liverpool in a mouth-watering quarter-final clash. As a result, UK transport hire firm, people2places.co.uk has launched a range of transport deals for fans of both clubs. Constantly in use by transport fans traveling to and from the various stadiums of the UK, people2places.co.uk promise the ‘ultimate transport service for sporting fans’.
Liverpool have already beaten City in the Premier League this season and will be the one team Guardiola’s side would’ve wanted to avoid. That defeat at Anfield is the only loss Manchester City have suffered in the Premier League this season and ended their hopes of emulating Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2004.
Manchester City have been the dominant force in English football this season and are almost certain to add the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup won last month. But, if they are to eclipse the achievements of their great city rivals, Manchester United, City know that they have to conquer Europe sooner rather than later.
Separated by the M62 and a century of rivalry
Whilst there isn’t a great football rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool; perhaps due to their mutual distain of Manchester United, the people of Manchester and Liverpool have been fiercely passionate towards their cities for generations. With a rivalry believed to hail from the building of the Manchester Ship Canal in the late-19th century, the two cities have been in direct competition in all aspects of modern culture, notably music and of course football.
Two English clubs have not met in European competition since Manchester United defeated Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final in 2010/11. Ahead of the all-English showdown, both clubs seem quietly confident.
Txiki Begiristain, Director of Football at Manchester City, claimed: “It’s going to be a great couple of games.” Whilst Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, quipped “I saw his [Txiki Begiristain] face. He didn’t look like it was Christmas.”
When and where will the matches take place?
The first leg will take place at Anfield on April 4th with the return leg at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on April 10th. Incredibly, on the weekend right in the middle of this two-legged blockbuster, both sides face crucial local derbies. Manchester City can wrap up the Premier League title at home to Manchester United on Saturday 7th April before Liverpool travel across Merseyside for a Sunday afternoon game away to Everton.
Looking to travel to Anfield or Etihad Stadium?
If you’d like to learn more about People2Places and their transport solutions, head over to their site. While highly-regarded for their coach hire solutions, they are also offering the following for the Champions League Quarter Final:
With the ability to cater to all types of groups of various sizes, they are expected to have their fleet booked up pretty sharpish. So, be sure to enquire as quickly as possible.