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Milner hoping to avoid all-English clash in Champions League quarter-finals

Milner hoping to avoid all-English clash in Champions League quarter-finals”

"Every team will have their preferences, the teams they wouldn't like to play, but it's a very positive feeling for everyone who is there".

Liverpool have previously taken part in six quarter-finals in the Champions League era, all of which have been post-2000.

With four English clubs reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2008-09 season, we may be on the cusp of a new period of European domination by the richest league in the world.

United great Ryan Giggs believes his former club enter the draw as potential winners after upsetting fancied Paris St Germain to make the quarter-finals.

It was also a display of muscle-flexing by City, Liverpool and Spurs that will have been noted by the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, the two continental heavyweights most likely to stand in the way of an English triumph in the final in Madrid on June 1.

"We'll have to work all of that out as that goes on".

Elsewhere, he said a meeting between the unfancied pair of Porto and Ajax would be a welcome story for the clubs and their respective countries as one of them would at least be guaranteed a semi-final spot.

In particular, Mohamed Salah has struggled to find his goalscoring boots in recent weeks, with just one goal in his last seven league matches.

With the draw for the last eight taking place at 11am on Friday, the former Manchester United boss revealed he would prefer to see Premier League sides paired together. It's definitely up there with United's most dazzling nights under the lights.

A potentially tricky fixture with Burnley in the Premier League last Sunday was taken care of without too much bother and then a brilliant away performance in Munich saw the Reds through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Liverpool FC are now in second place in the Premier League table as they look to try and win the title for the first time under Jurgen Klopp. Barcelona against Juventus in a possible final or semi-final.



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