All eyes will be on Anfield this evening for the all-Premier League tie as Manchester City take on Liverpool in a huge Champions League quarter-final tie. The Reds will be looking to emulate their stunning 4-3 victory in the league back in January that brought down Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten run.
Kevin De Bruyne thinks he deserves to win Premier League Player of the Year, but do agree? 🏆
— Football INDEX (@FootballIndexUK) April 3, 2018
One of the main stories in recent days has been the supposed battle for the Premier League players of the season with the battle said to be between City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£4.52) and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£8.13). There isn’t much more that can be written about the two stars who have simply been phenomenal this season, Salah has scored 36 goals and 10 assists in all competitions whilst De Bruyne has nine goals and 19 assists, the statistics speak for themselves.
The Belgian midfielder has claimed in recent days that he would be a deserving winner of the player of the season award but reports this week have shown that he has in fact voted for the Liverpool man and his supposed rival for the award. It is hard to pick a winner between them both and tonight sees the two go head to head and will either of the two stars take the opportunity to shine once more?
Elsewhere for Liverpool, the news yesterday that Joel Matip (£1.22) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season means that Dejan Lovren (£0.75), is set to start alongside Virgil Van Dijk (£1.68). The Cityzens are likely to turn to Gabriel Jesus (£4.46) to spearhead the front three with Sergio Aguero (£3.52) ruled out of tonight’s game. It will be another return to Anfield for former Liverpool man Raheem Sterling (£4.14) who left in acrimonious circumstances and he will surely be looking to have a five star performance this evening. There are lots of battles in what looks set to be a Champions League classic, which will surely dominate today’s media dividends but can they catch Ronaldo?
Tonight’s other Champions League fixture sees Barcelona travel to Italy to face AS Roma. After Cristiano Ronaldo’s (£9.32) in Turin last night, the stage is set for Lionel Messi (£10.68) to show the world what he can do in the battle between two footballing superstars. Anything you can do, I can do better is what Messi fans will be hoping to see. With this in mind I think the Argentine has to be a favourite for tonight’s match day dividends.