‘We are on similar level’ – states Jurgen Klopp ahead of UCL quarter-finals

Liverpool boss has backed his side to impress over two legs against Manchester City in the Champions League.

The Reds host Pep Guardiola’s team at Anfield on Wednesday in the first leg of the last quarter-finals, with both sides earning victory against each other this term in the Premier League.

German boss Klopp told reporters that rivals have been more “consistent” in England’s top-flight this season and the Merseyside club have the chance to pull off a famous victory.

“Did we think before the first game we would lose 5-0? No,” the manager said. “Did we think before the second we would win 4-3? No. But do we know we have a chance? Yes.

“Actually that was clear before, but they are the favourites. At specific moments I think we are on a similar level, but they have been much more consistent and that’s why they are about 20 [points] higher in the league.

“We see our chance, but we know it will be unbelievably difficult. But if I would have had the choice to watch a Champions League game on Wednesday, I would watch this one.